The Amalfi Coast of Italy is the home of Limoncello, the setting of one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world and it is on the world heritage list since 1997. The coastline is along the Sorrentine Peninsula in Salerno province and is a place of outstanding beauty, and Sorrento is apparently the where Odysseus was enchanted by mermaids! To drive the Amalfi Coast, it is only accessible along the Strada Stale 163 which is 40km of coast road bringing you from Maiori to Postiano and allowing you to take in all the sight, scenery and little towns along the way. Many people fly in to Naples Airport which is not far or even to Rome and drive down to soak up the sun under an azure sky and to swim in warm crystal clear waters.
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Car hire Amalfi is a great way to see and experience the coastline, its beautiful towns and village and explore the area, although it is probably more accurate to say car hire Naples Airport, as that is where many people start their holiday in the area. Naples airport is the closest big airport and provides easy access to the Amalfi Coast and making it easy to have a few days in Naples as well. Car Booker works with all the main car hire suppliers in Naples to bring you the best choice of hire cars as well as the very best prices and deals available. From Naples, you can take the only route to the coast, and that is on the Strada Stale 163. This road is not big, and it gets a lot of traffic, but it is the only road, and it does have the very best views and scenery, so take your time and enjoy it.
Top things to do
On the Amalfi Coast, the top things to do are, swim, eat, soak up the sun, enjoy the views, and visit the prettiest towns you may ever see. If you are not cooling off in the in the beautiful waters along the coast, then you will want to get into the towns and stroll around beautiful cathedrals, sip espresso or wine and bliss out in this little piece of heaven. In the town of Amalfi there is a cathedral and a museum (Museo Civico) worth a visit. For some quality beach time, try out any of the following: Arienzo Beach, Castiglione di Ravello beach, Duoglio Beach, Fornillo Beach, Gavitella Beach, Santa Croce Beach. And to get onto the water and see more, then there is a boat trip going to the amazing Grotto dello Smeraldo with some of the clearest water you will ever see.
Part of the attraction of Amalfi, is the coast line, so no trip is complete without doing the Strada Stale 163, but for a route to follow, check this out. Start your road trip in Salerno and get on to the SS163 at Vietri sul Mare and as you are driving along this coast road, take your time, stop off, get pictures, soak up the views. Next to get to Ravello, you will go inland near Atrani. Ravello is supposed to be one of the most beautiful and romantic towns in all of Italy (and that is saying something!). When you come back on to the coast road again, you will come into Amalfi town, and there is lovey sightseeing up in the hills behind the town to the Valle dei Mullni. Once you leave Amalfi town, further along the coast you will come to Smeraldo to the Vallone di Furore where you can explore the gorges before arriving in Praiano and Postiano. If time and interest permitting, you can drive even further along the Sorrento peninsula.