Destinations / Italy / Sorrento and Amalfi Coast / Amalfi
Hotels in Amalfi - The situation of the hotels in Amalfi could hardly be more dramatic - at the mouth of a deep gorge, indented in the coast with a backdrop of craggy mountains. Amalfi is the main town on the Amalfi Coast although Salerno is the capital of the province. Subjects to to Amalfi Coast are undeniably popular and are filled with charming towns, amazing beauty and historical interest.
A wonderful base for exploring the whole coastline, the resort is pretty and very Italian in style. Bursting with history, Amalfi has wonderful medieval architecture and a long, reputable record as a maritime power and was an important trading power in the Mediterranean up to the 13th century. Traditionally considered to first introduce the mariner's compass to Europe, the area was also renowned for schools of mathematics and law.
Today, Amalfi is an important tourist destination and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, so has been recognised for its beauty and uniqueness which will be preserved for future generations. A pretty harbour front, dizzying hairpin bends and a bustling happy tourist town gouged out of sheer rock face are all pure Amalfi.
Amalfi is well known for production of the delicious liqueur, Limoncello, so no marks for knowing there are lots of lemon trees in the area!. Equally famous for the mouthwatering buffalo mozzarella, food and drink are obviously an important part of daily life here and a normal feature of all holidays to Italy.
Amalfi is located south of Naples and it makes a great base for exploring the other gorgeous Amalfi Coast resorts of Ravello, Positano, Maiori and Minori or venture a bit further to explore lovely Sorrento. A boat trip to the world famous Isle of Capri should also be on your itinerary.
There are no flights to Amalfi, but direct flights from Dublin to Naples on a regular basis guarantee easy access and we have a lovely selection of properties in the various resorts. All Amalfi Coast Subjects to include Aer Lingus flights, accommodation and airports transfers so search online now.