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Destination guide

Experience Amalfi in holiday lettings

Amalfi lies at the foot of Monte Cerreto alongside the Gulf of Salerno, which makes it one of the most beautiful places to visit. The towering cliffs seem to hover over this historical commune town while the blue waters of the gulf sit calmly stretching out into the Tyrrhenian Sea. While the scenery warrants a visit in its own right, the community of Amalfi itself also has a lot to offer with both modern amenities and broad history. With holiday lettings, you can explore everything it has in store for travellers from all over the world.

History

Historical sites near your Amalfi holiday rental

Amalfi is popularly seen as a resort town on the coast, but it also features a long history that dates back centuries. One of the most striking historical sites is the Amalfi Cathedral. It dates back to the 9th century, but it has been updated several times since then. The modern version features a Romanesque baroque rococo style as many different cultural influences went into the current structure. You may also want to visit Chiostro del Paradiso. This building dates back to the 13th century and showcases the clear Arabic influence on Amalfi with its white columns and pointed arches. As it is an open-air museum, you can explore it all to see numerous artefacts dating back to the Roman era. Additionally, you can visit Museo della Carta or the museum of handmade paper, which showcases functional machinery and equipment. Making paper is an ancient tradition in Amalfi and you can learn more about it here.

Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Amalfi

Travellers speak highly of Amalfi for its boating. If you're planning a holiday around the weather, August, July, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 29°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Amalfi

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Amalfi is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Emerald Grotto (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Marina Grande Beach (12.4 mi / 20 km)
  • Amalfi Beach (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
  • Atrani Beach (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Castiglione Beach (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Rufolo Gardens (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Amalfi

The nearest airport is in Salerno (QSR-Costa d'Amalfi), located 16.4 mi (26.4 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Naples (NAP-Naples Intl.), which is 23.7 mi (38.2 km) away.

How to get around

Transport to Amalfi holiday homes

Reaching holiday homes in Amalfi is fairly simple. If you’re flying in, the closest international airport is in Naples some 46 miles away. The regional Salerno-Pontecagnano Airport is closer, about 28 miles away, so that may be the best place to come in if you’re already in Italy. From there, you can get a car hire or drive along the SS163 Amalfitana state road, known as Amalfi Drive, or the SR366 regional road. There’s even a path through the SP252 provincial road. You can also take a ferry to Amalfi from locations like Maiori, Cetara, Capri and Minori. There’s also a bus service that can take you around town, but be prepared for crowds during peak travel times.

Food & drink

Traditional food near Amalfi villa rentals

Every region in Italy is known for a specific kind of food, and Amalfi is no different. Near local villa rentals, you’ll find a wide variety of options, but Amalfi is most widely known for its lemons. Amalfi lemons are shipped all over the world, but some that remain get made into Delizia al Limone. This aromatic dessert dish features a sponge cake shaped like a dome and covered in lemon zest frosting. Amalfi is also known for its limoncello, a lemon liqueur that pairs well with most desserts, and that can be found in nearby restaurants.

Essential info

Key facts to know before reaching Amalfi holiday cottages

Before you embark to one of the local holiday cottages, there are a few key facts you need to keep in mind. Amalfi is built predominantly into a cliffside, so navigating the town will require climbing quite a few stairs. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes that you don’t mind walking in. Amalfi features cobblestone streets, but there are still some small cars driving around, so you’ll need to get a good look before you cross. The official language is Italian, but most people in Amalfi speak English too. Additionally, you don’t have to worry about tipping at restaurants. ‘Servizio’, as they call it, is already included in the bill. Keep in mind that public transport can be held up during the busy season, so always give yourself some extra time on your itinerary.

Can I find a vacation rental around Amalfi?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 3,430 vacation rentals near Amalfi. From 1,048 villas to 2,021 houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Amalfi for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Amalfi?

Vrbo UK offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Amalfi. From Vrbo UK travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Amalfi Harbour: 5,299 vacation rentals
  • Ancient Arsenals of the Amalfi Republic: 5,245 vacation rentals
  • Amalfi Cathedral: 5,247 vacation rentals
  • Cloister of Paradise (Chiostro del Paradiso): 5,272 vacation rentals
  • Municipal Museum of Amalfi: 5,267 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Amalfi listed on Vrbo UK where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Amalfi?

Yes, of course. Vrbo UK has 1,048 Villas in Amalfi. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Amalfi include:

  • Houses: 2,021 rentals available
  • Flats: 1,219 rentals available
  • Cottages: 6 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Amalfi?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 971 vacation rentals with pool available in Amalfi. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.