Amalfi Travel Guide

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Amalfi Things to Do

  • The Church

    Dating from the XIX century but several times reconstructed and adapted, the cathedral of St. Andre shows an oriental look, with evidence to the Paradise Cloister built in the XIII century. The kids followed me in, but, to be honest, Fernanda preferred to walk along the streets Genova and Capuano, because they… you know, so we had to rush. A...

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  • Stroll where the fishing boat docked

    Is worthwhile to wander a little bit further where you'll see the fishing boat docked. From here you also have the excellent views of the village. After sightseeing in the village, seen the narrow streets, charming squares. It's a peaceful compared with the cozy, Italian crowds in the center of the village below the seaThe harbor, with its unique...

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  • Wandering

    Wandering around to a maze backstreets, with arches and stairs connecting the white houses with each other a medieval covered alley is worth it. The place is very touristy even during winter time you bump many tourists.There are enough interesting sights to discover, if you just keep your eyes wide you'll find some interesting stuff. As we only...

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  • The Duomo

    This is one of the historic site that visitors can't miss, once you enter the village to the main square, the first huge building you'll see is the Cathedral. And this is also one of the most photographed building in AmalfiAlso known as the Cathedral of Saint Andrew, was originally constructed in the twelfth century, dramatically situated at the...

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  • Walk along the panoramic paths

    Delightful walking along the acclaimed Costa Amalfitana, the vertical coast, is more than 1000 meters rising limestone cliffs from the sea. In the most unlikely places are homes built and fishing villages built. We visiting the place in December still a wonderfully mild climate provides a rich Mediterranean vegetation and the real dolce huts,...

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  • Between Sorrento and Amalfi On the...

    We took the bus from Sorrento to Amalfi and return eating lunch there at a fine eatery on the shore. We studied the Cathedral and Cloister as well as a restored ancient Basilica and a church museum Most of the road is barely wide enough for a small bus each way but there are stretches which can only hold one vehicle. Sitting on the right often has...

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Amalfi Restaurants

  • An Early Outside Lunch On the Shore

    There was a large choice of fish even though there were few customers at this time of year, Fresh fish.

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  • Great for people watching!

    We didn't eat anything other than pizza here... we mainly stopped in for drinks and limoncello on each visit to Minori (located on the square). The cafe is owned/operated by a German/ Italian family - they were super friendly and always took time to chat with us. Vino and limoncello

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  • If you love bruschetta

    This is not a fancy restaurant by any means, just a family ( the mom is the cook, the son the waiter) run operation. The food is outstanding, not only do they make a great pizza, but they also are a paticceria. Now what drew me to sit down at one of their tables was a plate of bruschetta I saw being brought to a customer, it was beautiful. The...

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Amalfi Transportation

  • Bus, bus, bus

    I cannot imagine why anyone should choose to drive the Amalfi coast road (a fantastic feat of engineering): you certainly won't be able to enjoy the views if you do! It's far too twisty, narrow and vertiginous to take pleasure in driving, in my opinion, unless you really want to be stuck behind coaches/lorries/buses etc. If you're happy to meet a...

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  • The Amalfi Coast

    A visit for the day from Sorrento to Amalfi passes along the (Amalfi Coast) narrow coast high above the sea just below the window of the bus if seated at the right window. In places the road is barely one lane wide. Do not sit in that seat if you have any degree of acrophobia.

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  • Cheap and efficient

    You can catch the public coach (SITA, blue coach) from the Sorrento train station. Remember, tickets are only validated, not sold on the coach but you can buy them from grocery stores or a little shop located at the train station. Tickets cost €2.40 for a 2-hr journey but the drive to Amalfi will take approximately 1½ hours and Positano which is...

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Amalfi Shopping

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  • Handmade chocolade

    Very good chocolade and friendly service. The girl behind the desk spoke good English, so it was easier to know what to choose. We choosed some small chocolades with different fillings.Every one of them was good.They had a bigger shop with cafe at Piazza del Municipio, but they had more different chocolades at this smaller shop. I think the cafe...

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  • Ceramics and more

    We did a little shopping at Allerè Art shop café - the store that was there- and had the things shipped to my daughter. Things were shipping promptly, but there was a problem with the delivery when they left notes while my daughter was out of town. Then they called me and of course I was several states away. They were going to send the stuff back...

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  • Take your time....

    There are dozens of little shops, tucked away in narrow streets and lanes.It's best to take your time and see the lot, then come back to the shops you really want to buy from. The prices can vary, as there is plenty of competition.The shopkeepers are very friendly and helpful and most speak English. Postcards, souvenirs, leather shoes and plenty...

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Amalfi Local Customs

  • Local Souvenir

    Looking for local souvenir is easy, I'm always bought small thing in each places where I visited to have remembrance on this place. We passed to this shop I found it nice. Outside the wall were full with hanging souvenir that made from small to big sizeThe plate is like ceramic and painted. As I also noticed the lemon is very famous in the Amalfi...

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  • Local traditional

    While we wandering around from one alley to another I noticed they have different local products, but one thing I like the most is this bakery. Looking at these bread is hard to resist, they have different kinds.But the one attracts me more is (treccia con cioccolato) bread braid with chocolateThis simple and bread with soft dough mix with...

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  • Lost In Translation

    Maybe it makes sense to locals to obliterate your ticket. I don't know. But, it surely seems strange to me. Plus, its an awful waste of paper...And I quote...From the train sign at the station regarding ticket use:"The UNICO ticket is not issued on the train and apssengers are not allowed on the train without it." But..."The UNICO ticket is only...

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Amalfi Warnings and Dangers

  • Mysterious red light

    Amalfi is not a place for drivers to begin with. There is pretty much the one main road that goes up through the town. It is extremely narrow and covered with pedestrians. Even though it is a road, there are many times more people than cars on it. We drove to Amalfi from Cosenza, but we didn't drive in Amalfi at all, other than while we were...

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  • Don't lean over too far, it's a long way...

    swimming. This was taken at Sorrento too -- an area especially designed for hotel and resort dwellers to sunbathe and swim.

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  • Its Not Everest, but it May Feel Like...

    Be careful when walking up Amalfi's steps. Not all are well lit as they could be, and some sets require a good level of endurance, so you may want to stay closer to ground level if you have small children or anyone who may have trouble with climbing hills.

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Amalfi Tourist Traps

  • just for a ice cream....

    ...but paying like for a dinner!!!! We bought a take away pizza for 5 euro.... and an icecream sit down in the main square for 10 euro.... maybe we had to ask for pizza taste!!!

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  • Grotta Smeralda

    The Grotta Smeralda set in the bay of Conca dei Marini, reachable only by boat, is supposed to be a dramatic sea-level cavern with dazzling green light effects. Boats go from the main pier at Amalfi for the 4km ride.Alternatively reached by road where a lift or many stairs lead down the cliff where little boats will take you inside the cavern.Its...

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  • Willy the Pirate!

    Beware of overly friendly Willy & Co. coaxing you to their "hostel" on the hill. These Aussies are illegal money-grubbers living off backpackers' tired goodwill. Oh, and their Pub is nothing to brag about either.Check out another similar experience:http://www.trekshare.com/index.cfm?p1=48&journalid=1618 Tell all your friends about it, especially...

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Amalfi What to Pack

  • Hot, damn hot

    Flip-flops for the rocky beaches. Towel/sarong because those rocks get HOT! Hat and/or sunglasses. SUNSCREEN!!!! Lots of film, because the scenery is spectacular. Thermarest for sleeping on the rocky beaches. Tent & toilet paper for the campsites.

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  • Bring a good pair of walking shoes

    The roads in Amalfi and in all the villages in the Amalfi Coast are cobblestoned. They are steep, narrow and winding. Wear a well padded pair of shoes for the long and arduous walks uphill. Slippers and sandals cannot provide a proper grip on the cobblestoned roads and can result in very sore feet.

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Amalfi Off The Beaten Path

  • Watch Amalfi from the mountain and ride...

    Go by minivan/van from the the lookout places of Agerola village and start our daily cycling excursion in picturesques down roads, stop at the Fausto Coppi monument in Furore, the painted village of Amalfi Coast.After the stop at the monument we continue our cycling excursion in down roads to Amalfi historical center (a ride of about an hour and a...

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  • Sorrento to Amalfi

    We had a tour scheduled from Sorrento to Amalfi via the Amalfi Coast which was canceled. This was the best thing that could have happened. We paid 100 euros each for the "tour". After visiting the train station, we purchased 2 bus tickets for Amalfi which goes along the coast. Cost was 3 euros each for the most exciting bus ride along the coast....

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  • Roman bits............

    Do keep your eye open for strange bits of masonry (and brick). There were several opulent Roman maritime villas near and in Amalfi, and bits of them were clearly re-used for later building. Which makes perfect sense: why bother spending time and energy creating new stones when there are plenty already lying around?So look closely at the bell-tower,...

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Amalfi Sports & Outdoors

  • Valle dei Mulini

    Continue from the Valle dei ferriere through the long, winding Valle dei Mulini which abounds in lemon groves and trough which the Canneto stream flows. Remains of a former ironfoundry on the higher part of the valley can still be seen, along with the ruins of an aqueduct and what remains of the many paper factories which made Amalfi paper famous...

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  • Valle dei ferriere

    This 3 hour hike starting from Minuta and then Pontone, leads down old steps and along good, sometimes shaded paths through lemon and citrus groves and then along rocky slopes to the Valle delle Ferriere Nature reserve, a wooded area with tall chestnuts trees, natural springs and waterfalls. The valley is surrounded by the high ridges of Mount...

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  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Amalfi Favorites

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  • brief travelogue from Amalfi coast

    We have gone there now, and returned. I wrote a travelogue which all my friends either loved, or they lied about it. I placed it on my website, and hope someone may draw a benefit from it. The segment about Amalfi coast is about 1/2 way down. The entire article takes about 10 minutes to...

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  • Seafood surprises

    Be aware that if you order seafood it will probably come to your table with its head still on. If you are not used to your food looking at you while you eat, this may be a surprise. Some dishes came with a large crustacean as decoration, looking as though he might just crawl off your plate.

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  • No wasted space!

    There's no wasted space in Amalfi! When you view the countryside every available piece of land is used for some purpose. They seem to have figured out how to plant something regardless of the terrain.

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The Cloister Conains Ancient Roman Sarcophagi
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Basilica del Crocifisso Is Pieces of the Original
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See the Duomo Sant' Andrea Finished in 1203
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Stop At the Piazza del Duomo
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Reality vs Imagination
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The Altar Area of the Cathedral
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The Chiostro del Paradiso Is By the Portico
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Examine the Tympanum of the West Facade
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Look At the West Doors of the Duomo
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The Campanile Is North of the Cathedrai
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The coast
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Lemons of the Amalfi Coast
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Visit Ravello
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Conca dei Marini
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Piazza Duomo
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Saint Andrew's Cathedral
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Great meal!
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Duomo of Saint Andrew
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A huge disappointment
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Awful spaghetti sauce
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A Dinning Experience
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Fresh Fish at the Balcony
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Amalfi by boat cruise
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Amalfi Transfer car and minivan service
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What was that movie??
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Transportation service to and around Amalfi
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Grotta di Smeraldo (Emerald Grotto)
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Relax on the beach
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FISHERMAN'S CATCH
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THE DUOMO SANT'ANDREA
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A very fine restaurant in Pogerola near Amalfi
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The road from Sorrento to Amalfi.
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Road from Sorrento to Amalfi.
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A unique experience
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Up to beautiful Ravello in the hills above!
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Bakery, coffee shop, wine bar
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Great seafood!
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Pleasant, but not cheap........
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Luxury boating
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Festival of Saint Andrew
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