Although, it can be really expensive, there are some things to keep in mind to get the most out of your trip to Amalfi Coast.
- Choose a place to stay carefully. When you are traveling to Amalfi, one of the most important things to consider is what town to choose. For its convenience to Naples and Pompeii, many people choose Sorrento, but you should know that it’s the most famous among tourists town in the whole region and can be really crowded. Instead choose Salerno as it’s less crowded and is the only town on the Amalfi Coast with its own train station.
- Getting around Amalfi Coast. Transportation is a big deal on the Amalfi Coast. There is a famous SITA bus there which goes on the hairpin curves, with nothing below but cliffs to the sea. During the high season which runs from April through October, this bus is packed. So packed that people often stand in the aisle. Another way to get around Amalfi is the ferry. It’s often faster, less crowded and gives you beautiful views of the towns from the water. One downside, though, is that the ferries are more expensive than the bus and will cost 7 euro, opposed to 3.60 euro for the bus card.
- When to visit the Amalfi Coast. High season isn’t just July and August. On the Amalfi coast, high season begins at the end of April and runs through October. That period has its downsides as prices are higher, hotels are tougher to book, and the streets and buses will be crowded with tourists. Traveling to the Amalfi coast in the off-season, therefore, can be an attractive alternative. But it has its own downsides to consider. Ferries operate regularly only in high season and if the weather is bad, the boats may be cancelled at all.
Location: Southern coast of the Sorrentine Peninsula
Nearby sights: Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Duomo di Salerno, Valle delle Ferriere
How to get there: From Rome you can take a train to Naples. From Naples you will easily get to the Amalfi.
Nearby hotels: Hotel Villa Franca, Albergo Punta Regina, Hotel Palazzo Murat