Soul of the Divine Coast, and famous for its art, nature and splendid seaside.
Historically known as a place of rare beauty: ancient Roman patricians used to build their villas here, and its period as a rich maritime republic during the Middle Ages only enriched it of monuments and tradition.
Amalfi is traditionally a lemon producer, and we strongly suggest you to taste the delicious limoncello liquor prepared locally.
What to visit
Starting from downtown the Amalfi Cathedral, dedicated to St. Andrew, is an obligated stop. The beautiful monumental complex includes different religious structures following various architectural styles: among them the Paradise Cloister, an old aristocratic cemetery bordered by 120 pillars of candid white marble containing a lush palm garden.
The Republic's Arsenal is a symbol of the town's past as a maritime power: the ancient navy yard is now a space used for events and expositions, also hosting part of the Bussola e del Ducato Marinaro Museum, which testifies to the important role Amalfi played in the maritime history of the Mediterranean.
A little less than 2km from the town center, hiking enthusiasts will find Valley of the Watermills: a path following a stream and passing near many abandoned watermills that once powered Amalfi's paper industry. To discover more about this old tradition, visitors can go to the Paper Museum, not far from the start of the path.
How to get there:
Via car: travel on highway A3 Napoli-Salerno, exit at Vietri sul Mare and follow the SS163 road until Amalfi.
With public transportation: EAV Circumvesuviana railway line from Napoli to Sorrento. Once at the Sorrento station, one can board a SITA bus going to Amalfi.
Via ferry: it is possibile to reach Amalfi via ferry or hydrofoil departing from Naples, Salerno or Sorrento.