The Amalfi Coast

Costiera Amalfitana
Amalfi Coast

Pearl of the Coast of the Coast, natural paradise, we speak of the Amalfi Coast, a place characterized by uncontaminated nature and clear and crystal clear waters that have earned it the title of Unesco’s “Heritage of Humanity” in 1997.

Anyone visiting the Amalfi Coast has the feeling of being on a half-sunken balcony on the blue cobalt waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea and the clear blue sky.

The Amalfi Coast is also called Divine since it can bring you to a higher, almost unreal dimension, from which you would not wake up.

The land with its many fragrances and flavors is known to all for its beautiful beaches, and for the wild nature, all arranged vertically, including the picturesque houses that overlook the sea and are sometimes hidden in the tangle of suggestive narrow streets .

The Amalfi Coast stretches for about 11,321 hectares between the Gulf of Naples and the Gulf of Salerno and includes 13 communes: Amalfi, Atrani, Cetara, Conca dei Marini, Furore, Maiori, Minori, Positano, Praiano, Ravello, Scala, Vietri sul Mare.

The land offers, to anyone who wants to visit it, various attractions that aim to satisfy the needs of the visitor by choosing between various available alternatives.

What to see on the Amalfi Coast

For those who love trekking and outdoor activities or for those who simply want to stay in close contact with nature, you can not do without hiking on the Sentiero degli Dei (Path of the Gods), from which you can admire all the beauty Of the coast.

Sentiero degli dei
Sentiero degli dei

It is a naturalistic trail on the Lattari Mountains, which winds along the entire coastline for 7 km. The most interesting section of the trail is the one between Positano and Nocelle where the landscape is fascinated by the alternation of pine forests, caves to explore and especially suggestive views of the Amalfi Coast.

Do you want to admire the splendor of nature by the sea?

A boat ride is what makes your case so you can admire the most beautiful corners of the entire coast and visit some of the most renowned cities on the coast, among them Amalfi.

Amalfi
Amalfi

Amalfi

Ancient maritime republic, characterized by buildings of Arab and Byzantine influence, Amalfi is a truly magical and romantic city characterized by a tangle of narrow streets framed by arches and towers that guard the city.

The Duomo is on the top of a long staircase and includes two connecting basilicas, a lower crypt, the bell tower and the Chiostro del Paradiso (Cloister of Paradise.)

Duomo di Amalfi
Duomo di Amalfi

The building is dedicated to Sant’Andrea Apostolo and is characterized by a set of different architectural styles such as Romanesque, Baroque and Rococo visible inside the basilica where the large coffered ceiling with false gold decorations and the finely worked altar In the Baroque style, are testimonies of a multi-faceted city.

Ravello

Ravello
Ravello

From Amalfi we move to Ravello, also known as the city of music, as important music festivals take place. The city is on a steep cliff and from where you can enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Gulf of Salerno.

Ravello is especially famous for two beautiful villas renowned for its magnificent gardens: Villa Rufolo e Villa Cimbrone.

Villa Rufolo e Villa Cimbrone
Villa Rufolo e Villa Cimbrone

The Villa Cimbrone gardens are considered the most beautiful and evocative place in the world, not by chance from its famous Infinity Terrace (Terrazza dell’Infinito) you will be able to admire breathtaking scenery that span the entire coast.

Terrazza dell'Infinito

Sal de Riso and the sweets of the coast

Sal de Riso
Sal de Riso

The Amalfi Coast will also conquer you with its finer but delicate flavors; This is why it is imperative to make a leap from Sal de Riso, the most famous pastry maker in the South, which is the creation of the heavenly Delizia al Limone and the delicious Ricotta and Pere Cake that you can enjoy in its pastry shop in Minori.

Insomma la costiera amalfitana è ricca non solo di bellezze paesaggistiche ma anche di meraviglie architettoniche che la rendono la meta ideale per chi vuol trascorrere dei momenti unici e indimenticabili ad un passo dal cielo.

Minori
Minori

In short, the Amalfi Coast is rich not only for landscapes but also for architectural wonders that make it the ideal destination for those who want to spend unique and unforgettable moments one step from the sky.

How to get to the Amalfi coast from Rome: bus connections

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It is possible to reach the Amalfi coast from Rome by bus or by train.

  • By bus

The Marozzi Bus Journeys company carries out the ride from Rome to Amalfi.

The departure from Rome is at the bus station of Tiburtina Railway Station. Tickets can be purchased at the bus station Tiburtina. The cost is € 21,50 each way and € 37,50 for round-trip ticket. The journey time is approximately 5 hours.

The departure from Rome Tiburtina station is at 07:00 am, stops in: Pompei (How to reach Pompeii), Herculaneum (How to reach Herculaneum), Castellammare di Stabia, Vico Equense, Sorrento, Positano, Praiano and Amalfi.

The departure from Amalfi is at 15:25 and arrives in Roma Tiburtina station at 21:00.

For more information refer to the company’s Marozzi Bus Journeys

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  • By train

First you need to get to Naples central train station Garibaldi. You can check how to get to Naples from Rome here: Rome Naples.

From there you should take a train Circumvesuviana, direction Sorrento. Then in Sorrento you should take the bus of the company Sita Sud. The departure is from Piazza Giovanni Battista De Curtis, near the station of Circumvesuviana of Sorrento. The ride lasts about an hour and a half and the cost of the ticket is of  €6.80.

For timetables: Sorrento – Amalfi.

For more information, refer to the company’s SitaSud

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More information about connections with the Amalfi coast is here: Amalfi Coast bus connections

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