Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi Coast is a south facing peninsula south of Naples. The main towns are Positano, Amalfi, Ravello and Vietri Sul Mare. A busy and somewhat narrow road winds along the coast high above the sea at most points. It is reported to have 1,000 bends. You can drive this road or take the public bus. All these towns, except Ravello, are along this road, with the towns going down the hillside to the water. Ravello sits high above the sea. Vietri Sul Mare is known for its ceramics shops. The larger town of Sorrento is on the north side of the peninsula, with the Sorrento Peninsula below it. The island of Capri is nearby.

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Location: Italy - Campania & Amalfi Coast - Salerno - Amalfi

Category: Towns & Villages

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Any of the main towns (Positano, Amalfi, Ravello, Vietri Sul Mare) make a good base for exploring this area. Sorrento is also a good choice. Popular day trips are to nearby Pompeii and Herculeneum. Ferries take you to the island of Capri.

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Hikers can walk trails (with many steps) high above the towns, from Sorrento to Amalfi. The Path of the Gods, named for the Roman temples that once stood there, is a 10km section between Praiano and Positano.

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