Holidays to the Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi Coast is one of the most evocative names in travel, and understandably so. An Amalfi coast holiday incorporates dramatic cliffs plunging into the sea and charming towns dotted at regular intervals, making it a serious contender for Europe's most romantic spot. All together now - amo, amas, Amalfi.

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Why we think you’ll love it

  • Aside from the Amalfi area, the west coast also has areas of outstanding beauty in Tuscany and Lazio, with Porto Ercole a particular Original Travel favourite
  • The Amalfi coast is home to some of Italy's most delicious restaurants - many of which are set in dramatic and extremely romantic locations

Luxury Holidays to the Amalfi Coast

Yes, there are downsides, such as single lane coastal roads that can be extremely busy, and hotels that can be eye-wateringly expensive, but Original Travel can advise the best ways to get around (early morning or late evening) and how to get the best deals.

If you do take the plunge, Southern Italy's famous coastline runs from Punta Campanella to Salerno and includes the picturesque hilltop towns of Positano, Amalfi and Ravello. It is also home to some of Italy's finest restaurants, all precariously perched along a beautiful coast of rugged cliffs and sandy coves.

The region also lends itself to walking or boating excursions, or drinking espresso and indulging in the Italian passion for people watching.


Top picks for The Amalfi Coast

Terrace at the Le Sirenuse, luxury hotel in Italy

Le Sirenuse

The Amalfi Coast

Opened in 1951 by the Sersale family who still run it, Le Sirenuse has a deserved reputation as one of Italy’s finest hotels.

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Casa Angelina

Casa Angelina

The Amalfi Coast

With just 39 rooms, the boutique Casa Angelina hotel offers the luxury and comforts of a five star hotel in a charming and artistic atmosphere in laidback Praiano.

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Palazzo Avino

Palazzo Avino

The Amalfi Coast

Housed in a converted 12th century palazzo, Palazzo Avino is a charming boutique hotel located on Ravello’s eastern ridge and has stunning views across to Monte Avvocata and the Bay of Salerno.

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Santa Caterina Hotel, luxury hotel in Italy

Santa Caterina

The Amalfi Coast

Founded in 1880 and run ever since by succeeding generations of the Gambardella family, the Santa Caterina is one of the great hotels of the Amalfi Coast.

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Monastero Santa Rosa, luxury hotel in Italy

Monastero Santa Rosa

The Amalfi Coast

Owner Bianca salvaged the 17th Century monastery in 2001, and thanks to her painstaking restoration project, it has now been restored to its former self and is home to the luxury boutique hotel Monastero Santa Rosa.

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Belmond Hotel Caruso

Belmond Hotel Caruso

The Amalfi Coast

Housed in an 11th Century palace, a historical charm is prevalent throughout. Frescoed ceilings and ancient walls have been expertly restored, and luxury is still very much the ethos.

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Many thanks to you Dominique for planning this and joining me on that very special tour. I thoroughly enjoyed the tour and especially you.

Carol, Travel Agent - FAM Trip, 2017

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