Popular Accommodations in Amalfi Coast
Highlights in Amalfi Coast
- Spectacular holiday homes
- Picturesque coastal road
- Long bathing season
- Dog friendly environment
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Vacation rentals in Amalfi
There is hardly any other place in Europe where you will find vacation rentals that are even more spectacular than in Amalfi. In this small town in the Italian province of Salerno, many holiday residences not only nestle against the rocky slopes, but are sometimes integrated into them in a breakneck manner, making the location both unique and spectacular. The view from one of the holiday apartments is second to none, as you seem to float on the balcony directly above the gently undulating sea during breakfast.Living high above the Amalfi Coast
Away from the direct coastline, where you will find apartments as well as one or the other holiday home, the white plastered houses in Renaissance style blend in with the cliffs and the cliffs behind the city centre like shimmering stairs from far away. High above the village with its shops and restaurants, which you can reach within a few minutes via the narrow streets and stairs, you will reside in spacious estates with modern facilities and spacious terraces. It is not unusual for vacation rentals and villas to have an outdoor pool from which you can admire the rugged beauty of the Amalfi Coast.
Holiday in Amalfi
Travelers and Activities
The location of the city alone is already impressive and makes many visitors wonder how people have created all this in past centuries. The magnificent buildings at the harbour and in the hills are not the only attractions for visitors, especially as Amalfi also has numerous museums. In addition to the Citizen Museum in the Palazzo Municipio, the Paper Museum and the Lemon Museum, the old shipyard Corso Roma, where you can learn all about the history of seafaring in Italy, is particularly worth seeing.Amalfi with dog
If you would like to take your four-legged friend with you on holiday, you will find numerous dog-friendly quarters in Amalfi, which serve as a starting point for wonderful hours on the coastal paths and in the hinterland. Even on a beach day, your four-legged family member does not have to stay in the holiday apartment, as there are several strands in the immediate vicinity of Amalfi, which dogs can also romp around on to their heart's content in the gentle surf.
Things to know
Situated on the Gulf of Salerno, Amalfi is located in a very sunny region of Italy, where the sun shines more than 250 days a year. The hot and dry summers, which Amalfi owes to the Mediterranean climate, invite you to swim in the crystal clear waters of the numerous bays, thanks to water temperatures of 24-25 degrees Celsius, especially between July and September. The months of April, May, June and October are a little cooler, so you can indulge your passion for hiking at a pleasant 21 degrees Celsius and only a few precipitations.History of Amalfi
The foundation of Amalfi goes back to soldiers of the Roman Emperor Constantine and is dated by historians to the year 320 AD. In late antiquity and the early Middle Ages, due to a lack of arable land, the town developed into a centre of trade and fishing, bringing together numerous cultures from all over the Mediterranean. In addition to the Byzantines and Moors, the Normans, who originally came from Scandinavia, also left their traces in the village, which until the middle of the 18th century also served temporarily as a pirate hideout.Ascent to the tourist resort
In the middle of the 20th century, however, Amalfi finally became a resort and experienced a boom in economy and culture that had not been seen for centuries. Since a not inconsiderable part of the historical building fabric is still preserved, it is quite possible that medieval merchants or pirates of the 18th century have already spent the night in your holiday home.
Amalfi is one of the first places in Europe where citizens mastered the craft of paper making.
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Not far from your holiday home, between shops and cafés, the hustle and bustle pulsates on the market square in front of the cathedral of Amalfi, which is undoubtedly the architectural landmark of the town. There are 62 steps from the market square at the foot of the cathedral to its colourful portal with cloister and museum. The monumental church, built in 937, is dedicated to Saint Andrew, whose relics are also treasured in the crypt.2nd Valle delle Ferriere
If you ask experienced hikers, the Valle delle Ferriere is one of the most beautiful hiking areas in southern Italy. Tours into the "Valley of the Ironworks" can start directly from your holiday home, because narrow paths lead from Amalfi directly into the hilly landscape, which is sometimes interrupted by shady forests and breathtaking views, while the paths meander up to a height of up to 500 meters above sea level. Especially worth seeing in the Valle delle Fierre are the thundering waterfalls that cut through the dreamy valleys and gorges.3. One of the most beautiful roads in Europe
Amalfi's greatest attraction is the coastal road Strada Statale 163 Amalfitane, which, due to its hairpin curves steeply above the sea, is not without reason one of the most beautiful roads in Europe. It stretches for 50 kilometres from Meta di Sorrento to Vietri sul Mare and is still nestled on the rocky edges where it was built almost 300 years ago. The scenic impressions that you can experience at first hand during a tour along the coastal road are definitely worth taking the time to explore the picturesque coastal road along its entire length.