أخبار ساخنة

Tips before travelling to Amalfi Coast, Italy

Tips before travelling to Amalfi Coast, Italy

Amalfi Coast, Italy

You may have seen these wonderful pictures of Amalfi Coast in Italy, which is one of the most beautiful and popular tourist places among visitors when tourism in Italy, as this region, includes villages on the side of a rocky cliff with colourful houses with a charming view of the sparkling blue sea, Gorgeous canopy-lined beaches, beautiful skylines, luxury hotels, historic cathedrals and world-class restaurants. Before visiting, there are a few things to know while vacationing on Amalfi Coast.

Things you should know before travelling to Amalfi Coast, Italy

Tips before travelling to Amalfi Coast, Italy
Amalfi Coast, Italy

Amalfi Coast is an expensive destination

Whenever you go to famous places like Amalfi Coast, you know that you will be paying more than average for any of the things, as in the case of the Dalmatian coast for example which is also famous for its high cost compared to the rest of Croatia, and as is also the case in the French Riviera for the rest southern France.

However, there are ways to avoid more expensive places and find more affordable experiences. Avoiding the more popular cities in high season can help you save some money, as well as shopping at the markets to prepare some meals instead of eating out.

Accommodation in Positano or Amalfi

With picturesque hills featuring colourful houses overlooking the Mediterranean, it's no wonder that Positano and Amalfi are the most visited towns on Amalfi Coast. But these are not the only beautiful cities in the region. Although it is definitely worth a visit it is very crowded, which limits your ability to enjoy greatly, so be sure to add less tourist-intensive cities such as Conca Dei Marini, Maiori which has a long and beautiful beach.

You must make an advance booking

Since the area gets so crowded from June to September, hotel rooms are usually pre-booked, and you probably won't find a place if you haven't already committed to pre-booking, and if you dream of opening your balcony door to view the wonderful vistas of the beaches, you won't find any available In high season for sure, which confirms the importance of booking hotels in Amalfi Coast before the summer season.

In addition to the many restaurants that serve traditional Italian cuisine and seafood, the best restaurants and the best dining times will find it crowded, so if you are planning to dine at Michelin-starred restaurants such as La Sponda in Positano or La Caravella dal 1959 in Amalfi, then return to your luxurious room at Le Sereno Hotel, book everything now.

Going in peak season, Amalfi Coast

Tourists get more crowded on Amalfi Coast during July and August in particular, which leads to high prices for hotels and restaurants, crowded beaches, and congested traffic.
Although May, June and September have recorded lower numbers, April and October are the best months to visit Amalfi Coast, with much fewer tourists coming during these months because the water is probably cold to swim, but the cities are no less exciting. You should know that most hotels and restaurants are closed from about November through March, so visiting during this time will likely mean limited dining and lodging options.

Use the ferry to discover the splendour of Amalfi Coast

Tips before travelling to Amalfi Coast, Italy
Discover Amalfi Coast

The best way to discover Amalfi Coast is from the water, where ferries depart and arrive from all cities including Sorrento, Positano and Amalfi. You can even get to Naples from some cities as well. The ferries are fast, regular, comfortable, and offer amazing views.
Some restaurants have their own boats to take you for lunch also in a new and interesting experience in the most beautiful atmosphere.

Amalfi Coast is magnificent, with its enchanting coastline stretching 50 km long and offering sights of incomparable beauty. So the thing to do on Amalfi Coast is a boat tour, a full day trip by sea on Amalfi Coast is the most convenient and complete way to visit the cities of Amalfi Coast, such as Positano and Amalfi.

But the weather on Amalfi Coast isn't great 365 days a year, and the water isn't always calm, so it's no surprise that those boats aren't always running. The regular boating season runs in and out of most of the towns on Amalfi Coast from approximately May through October.

Rent a car in Amalfi Coast

Tips before travelling to Amalfi Coast, Italy
Rent a Car in Amalfi Coast, Italy

The narrow, winding roads of Amalfi Coast are famous for their picturesque scenery, as well as for their colourful houses, which attract visitors from all sides. Experts suggest you hire a driver or stick to public transportation, especially since parking is difficult.

Beaches are often hard to reach

Tips before travelling to Amalfi Coast, Italy
Amalfi Coast Beaches

The beaches along Amalfi Coast are gorgeous, the water is warm and safe, and there are always restaurants nearby, there is nothing more wonderful than enjoying the sea while looking at the sheer cliffs above you.
Because the beaches are below the cities, when you go down to the beaches, you will have to climb again to reach your place of residence. Fortunately, as with the beach in Praiano, there is a restaurant halfway up the road where you can relax.

The other thing to remember is that beaches are often private in Italy and if you want to relax on the beach or umbrella you have to pay for it. however, some places are cheaper than others, local beaches like Vico Equense have chaise longue, chairs and trolleys for Children for 5 euros each. As for Praiano Beach, for example, when visiting it, you need to pay approximately 100 euros for four chaise longues and umbrellas.

Trying Italian Cuisine

Italian Cuisine
Italian Cuisine

Don't miss out on trying fresh pasta, home-baked cakes and Neapolitan-style pizza while on Amalfi Coast. The food in this region is as delicious as any part of Italy, but there are some local dishes to try, including seafood pasta with mussels, prawns, clams, and more. Other main dishes include the Neapolitan pizza Margherita and other dishes that rely on lemon in their composition.

Not buying a souvenir while travelling to Amalfi Coast

Ceramics shops, Amalfi Coast
Ceramics shops, Amalfi Coast

Not talking about a T-shirt bearing the word “Italy”, as a souvenir when travelling to Amalfi Coast, souvenirs representing Amalfi Coast are a great way to bring a piece of your trip home, two of the best options are the region’s famous hand-painted pottery and merchandise Luxurious Italian leather. Indeed, you can walk right next to those shops that sell cheap clothes and ceramics shops.
There is a range of exquisite household goods on Amalfi Coast from beautiful pots decorated with lemon to decorative wares and elegant vases, Italian leather is world-famous, and many shops sell handmade leather sandals, and wallets, in different colours. Bazar Florio in Amalfi and La Botteguccia in Positano have many shops with quality products.

Spend time in Naples, Italy

Naples, Italy
Naples, Italy

Most tourists use Naples only as a drop-off point to get to Amalfi Coast.

There is a lot of misinformation about this amazing city. It's not dangerous and there are some incredible things to see.

It's also easy to get from Naples to Pompeii, although there are ways to get to Pompeii from Amalfi Coast without a car as well, as a visit to Pompeii is an incomparable opportunity if you're as close as Amalfi Coast.