Amalfi Coast Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

Amalfi Coast Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia


The Amalfi Coast stretches for 30 miles along
the southern coast of the Sorrentine Peninsula in Southern Italy. Like a beautiful necklace, this spectacular coastline sparkles with
hillside vineyards, fragrant groves and a grand sweeping history. There are some places that are so famous and so legendary that even before you set
foot there, it feels familiar. The Amalfi Coast with its “Road of a thousand
bends” is one such place. The Amalfi Coast has attracted society’s rich
and beautiful for thousands of years and inspired some of the world’s greatest artists and
writers. The area’s largest city, Amalfi is a great
place to begin this legendary journey. This town was wealthy and
powerful during medieval times, and merchants here had
gold coins to spend instead of the barter system used throughout
the rest of Italy. Visit the magnificent buildings that reflect
that early wealth such as the Cattedrale di Sant’Andrea and take the short trip to the picturesque
hillside village of Pontone, where Amalfi’s elite used to escape
the crowds. Although the fishing village of Atrani is
only just over the hill, it maintains its own traditions and even a
local dialect. Atrani is the smallest municipality in Southern
Italy and its medieval streets and alleys feel untouched
by the hands of time. The nearby villages of Praiano and Furore have many beautiful beaches including Fiordo
di Furore, an ancient gorge that was used for many centuries
as a hideout for bandits. A little further along is the site of one
of the greatest legends of all time. Just off the coast from Positano is where, according to Greek mythology, Ulysses resisted the mythical call of the
sirens. Positano is perhaps the best known destination
on the coast. A favourite of celebrities since the 1950s, this town glitters with old-world glamour. From Marina Grande Beach, most of the paths lead right to the town centre
and the Santa Maria Assunta. Hikers come from all over the world to stroll through fragrant lemon orchards on trails with names like “Gods’ Pathway.” Follow ancient trails to the hilltop town
of Ravello, an elegant village known for the magnificent
architecture of Villa Rufolo, once the private home of a rich and powerful
family. Visit the Terraces of Infinity, at Villa Cimbrone, The famous American writer Gore Vidal called it “the most beautiful
view in the world.” Before it’s medieval glory days, the Amalfi Coast’s charms drew the Roman
aristocracy. The tiny fishing village of Minori was where society’s elite enjoyed their summer days From Minori the road leads to Maiori, a fishing town with one of the largest beaches
on the entire coast. Dominated by the Castle of San Nicola de Thoro-Plano this is one of the last remnants of the area’s
powerful defence system. John Steinbeck once called the Amalfi Coast a “dream place that isn’t quite real when
you are there and beckoningly real after you have gone.” With its endless sunshine, mediterranean colours and a landscape of gripping
drama and breathtaking beauty, the Amalfi Coast truly is a legendary destination.

100 thoughts on “Amalfi Coast Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

  1. The anchor's voice literally made me mesmerize with the video of extraordinary beautiful places. I eagerly wanna know the name behind this awesome voice.

  2. One of the most beautiful places in Italy. But the zig-zag roads are impossible to drive.  We had a new rental car and after a week on Amalfi, it came back with all four corners scraped to heck, both mirrors broken and one fender caved in. Most of it was while sitting still! Everyone's car was that way. That's the price for medieval sized roads.

  3. We and my wife just got back, I had to watch videos like this because I miss it. We rented a car and I had the pleasure of getting to drive it myself.. Although the italians are super confident/dangerous drivers so if you can't match their confidence I would just bus tour instead of drive yourself. But its a sight un matched!

  4. Toutes ces vidéos sont merveilleuses, un grand défaut cependant: pourquoi les commentaires ne sont ils pas dans la langue du pays visité, puisque de toute façon il y a des sous titres???

  5. It is every bit as beautiful as people say.We did the whole Amalfi coast and Capri.Beware Italian drivers do not stop at zebra crossings ?used half of my nine lives up jumping out of way.Buses are packed in peek season ,impossible to get on.We took boat trips.Add to your bucket.

  6. Istanbul, Istanbul, Istanbul. One of the most beautiful travel destinations of the world. Very much looking forward to your video since you do a beautiful job wherever you go.
    Thank you.

  7. Will be going to Amalfi end of September for 2 nights. Can anyone who has been there recommend which town should I stay for two nights? Pretty please. There will be a group of 5 of us going together.

  8. try to book many time and called. said i can't book the 2 city this one and Venice plus air
    just wonder why? i really like go to Amalfi cost. been Venice before but, like go see

  9. I only have 5 days to spend this summer. Which place I'd rather go? Amalfi Coast or Cinque Terre? Nevertheless, I'm coming this June..

  10. I'm currently vacationing in Positano. The place is incredible but so is the rest of the Amalfi coast for that matter

  11. Been there, and believe me, it truly is that beautiful! But you always got to remember: DONT DRIVE THERE.
    Seriously, I mean SERIOUSLY. The roads are so narrow there…

  12. I'd be sleeping in the exclusive boat and tarp hotel at night ,let me explain: when I was there i stayed in the boats on the beach at night

  13. Italy is honestly one of the beautiful if not THE beautiful country on earth 💓 … One day I'll go there.

  14. I’ll be going to the Amalfi Coast, Tuscany, Venice and Southern France in exactly nine days. This is the 2nd time I’m in the heavenly country of Italy, with the 1st time being a trip to the Eternal City. My vacation will be exactly 17 days long, I feel like I‘m going to explode from aspiration. I can’t wait any longer. I’m watching these guides to make the fullest of my vacation.

    Thank you Expedia for these amazing guides. Love from a loyal customer.

  15. We started from Salerno, along to Amalfi, then to Positano and finished in Sorrento. The Amalfi coastline is simply breathtaking

  16. Absolutely breath takingly stunning, and I will be there in a few weeks time. Italy is a beyond words to describe how beautiful it really is.

  17. I'm going to live in salerno for 9 months I think I'm so lucky that this piece of heaven is near me 🤩🤩❤️🤩❤️❤️ can't wait to go there 😍😍😍

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