The town is built on a stunning hillside with many houses built into the cliffs. You can wander in between them along little paths that take you up and down steps across the cliffs in all directions. We recommend that you visit the Sant´Andrea Cathedral and Mulino Rovinato, the most picturesque viewing point in Amalfi. Amalfi is the cultural centre of the area - both because of its history and also because of its superb location.
A trip along the Amalfi Coast's winding roads is a unique experience because you are surrounded by beauty wherever you look. Some would even argue that it is Europe's most beautiful coastline. The Amalfi coastline is separated from the Sorrento coast by Punta della Campanella. Tall rocks drop vertically to the sea and are decorated with small pretty villages, which mirror themselves in the most fantastic blue water below. You can visit elegant villas and breathtaking gardens in many places along the whole of the coastline. Here relaxation and nightlife come together, and the fertile Mediterranean vegetation and lemon groves merge together ending with the steep cliffs down to the sea.
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The steep rocks along the coast have been taken over by the locals who have created steps, paths, gardens and terraces. A unique landscape where sea and mountains, agriculture and tourism, delicious produce from the land and delicious fish and shellfish from the sea constantly merge. Several civilizations have left their mark here, including the Greeks, Romans, Arabs and Normans.
The nearest airport is Naples which lies approx. 75 km to the north of Amalfi in the bay of Naples. From there you can take a train to Salerno, then the Amalfi buses can take you to any of the towns along the Amalfi coast including Amalfi. Alternatively if you hire a car, be aware that the roads on the Amalfi Coast are very winding and hilly, hence many people make use of the amazing bus service here and leave the driving to the experts.
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