Explore Amalfi Coast
Naples airport is the international gateway to the Amalfi, from there it is about an 80-minute drive. Private jets can arrive at the smaller Salerno airport but the time saving is negligible. Driving on the hairraising Strada Statale 163, known locally as the 'road of 1,000 bends', is an experience but can also be stressful unless driving is a passion of yours. So we recommend opting for a stylish chauffeur-driven car or a private yacht. Taking to the water is liberating and uncovers many vistas hidden from the road.
Climate & seasons
June to August is the peak season, which means high temperatures, high prices in an already expensive region and big crowds. But Summer also means local festivals and buzzing nightlife. Winter is off-season and best avoided. Spring and Autumn – especially the months of May or September – are the best time to visit in terms of pleasant temperatures and reasonable rates.
Where to go
Whilst only about 50km in length, the Amalfi coast packs in a lot of fabulous locations. The towns of Positano and Amalfi are rightly renowned for their stunning setting and architecture. Ravello sits high and proud on a clifftop – 350 metres above the sea below – and has been entrancing discerning visitors for centuries. The fishing village of Atrani is an often overlooked gem. The famous island of Capri is just a short boat hop away.
What to do
Indulge in everything that has rightly made this small stretch of Italian coastline world-famous, and take your time about it – there’s no rush! Enjoy your hotel. Sit back and soak in the stunning views with a Campari or limoncello. Savour meal after meal of divine cuisine, whether served up in a local trattoria or Michelin starred restaurant (of which there are many). Navigate the lanes and numerous steps of one charming town after another. Shop local. Take to the water on a private boat and soak in the view of the coast while soaking your feet in the Mediterranean.