When you ask Google about the Amalfi Coast, it will say that is a 50-kilometer stretch of coastline along the southern edge of Italy’s Sorrentine Peninsula, in the Campania region. Now when you ask us about it, we will tell you that it is probably the best not only Italian but European destination to visit in the summer and spring months.
If you have a taste for delicious food, picturesque and colourful backdrops, beautiful churches, exquisite handmade ceramics, and pastel-coloured fishing villages, this is your place to be.
Costiera Amalfitana, how Italians call it, is the ultimate destination for love; a true Italian gem that portrays "La Dolce Vita" at it’s best! *The Sweet Life
How to get there
The easiest way to get to the Amalfi Coast from most places in the world is to fly to Naples and drive down the coast for about 1.5 hours to Positano. You can rent a car or take a taxi; most drivers will charge a standard fee of 120 euro.
A cheaper way to do it is by pre booking a shuttle bus with positanoshuttles.com they go from the airport to most cities of the Amalfi Coast and back, seven days a week every hour for around 35 euro.
Where to Stay
Even though Positano will not be the cheaper option, we highly recommend to stay in this fairytale like town to live the full experience.
Positano is in the heart of the coast so it’ll be easy to get to the rest of the destinations from there.
The town of Praiano is only 25 minutes away by car or Vespa; Furore around 30 minutes away, and Amalfi city about 45 minutes away. Ravello, Minori and Maiori will be between an hour to an hour and a half.
All of the above towns have plenty of hotels and bed and breakfasts where you can stay. We chose to stay in a cute lil’ B&B ran by an Italian family as we wanted to live like true Italians, but there are lots of options depending on your budget.
When to go
Despite the fact that going in July and August will assure you perfect summer weather; going between the months of May and June will you give you the pleasure of enjoying this piece of heaven on earth without the crowds of tourists. It is just the beginning of their season so prices will not be as expensive and the average temperature is still between 20 to 25 degrees.
How to get get around
The easiest option by far is to rent a scooter, they are non-expensive, easy to drive as the roads in all the coast are very winding and narrow, and also easy to park! If you are into photography this is a great plus as you can easily jump off, take you shot and carry on!
If you want to spoil yourself you can also rent a cute Fiat 500 to feel like a true Italian driving the charming seaside roads.