FAQ Amalfi Coast

In this section we have collected the most frequently asked questions from travellers for you

What is the best season to visit the Amalfi Coast?

The answer is very subjective and depends largely on your preferences.

If you want to explore villages and monuments, we recommend spring and autumn for the pleasant climate and lower tourist numbers. 
If you love the sea, the ideal period is the beginning and end of summer.

Except for a few rainy days in early autumn, the weather allows you to go to the seaside until the end of September or, in some cases, until the beginning of October. 

To be avoided, especially if travelling with children, are the months of July and August, when almost all destinations on the Coast are crowded with tourists and the traffic becomes more difficult due to the greater influx of travellers.

How long should I stay on the Costiera to visit all the main places of interest?

In our opinion, at least 3-5 days.

The Amalfi Coast deserves to be experienced slowly and quietly.

If you plan to stay on the Amalfi Coast for at least three days, you will be able to visit the most interesting places without too much stress.

In five days you will have the chance to add a few more experiences, perhaps touching on some less famous and more hidden destinations, without imposing too fast a pace on your holiday.

If your holiday lasts longer than five days, you could move away from the Amalfi Coast and include a trip to Sorrento, Capri, Paestum or Pompeii in your itinerary.

How to get around the Amalfi Coast?

Both for the configuration of State Road 163 Amalfitana and for the intense traffic that characterises the road during the busiest periods, the best solution is to travel by public transport, by sea or by road.

Please note that during the summer period or on weekends between April and October it can be difficult to find parking. 

If you reach the Coast by car, choose an accommodation facility with parking space available and prefer buses or ferries for travelling from one town to another. 
Alternatively, you can rent a scooter, which will give you total freedom and greater autonomy, especially for journeys in the evening hours, which are not covered by public transport.

What is nightlife like on the Amalfi Coast?

The Amalfi Coast is a succession of villages and hamlets where life flows slowly and quietly.
If you expect the nightlife you find in the city, you may be disappointed, especially if you travel during winter or late autumn.
During these periods, life slows down a bit and cultural and entertainment events are reduced. 

However, there are always places open, even until late in the evening, to have an aperitif or to dine in total quietness, at the sea front perhaps.
The period when nightlife comes alive is definitely the summer, when the most suggestive clubs on the Coast come back into activity.
In addition, the rich programme of summer events and festivals that liven up and enliven the hot summer evenings kicks off. 

In any case. we remind you that you can easily reach the towns of Salerno and Cava dei Tirreni, which are only 20 km from the Amalfi Coast and offer a wide choice of nightclubs.

What is the climate like on the Amalfi Coast?

In general, the area is characterised by a Mediterranean climate, with hot and dry summer, mild and pleasant spring, and rainy but not cold winter.  

The summer can be particularly hot, but torrid and unbearable temperatures are rarely reached. In the summer evenings the climate is really pleasant, sometimes with a slight temperature range, especially in the more inland villages, such as Scala, Ravello and Tramonti.

In spring and autumn, temperatures hover around 20 degrees, in winter they rarely drop below 10 degrees.
Winter and autumn can be particularly rainy.

What is the most convenient destination for visiting the Amalfi Coast if I do not travel by car?

Definitely Amalfi, because buses and ferries leave from here to all the other destinations on the Amalfi Coast.
Amalfi is the terminus for SITA SUD buses and the main reference point for departures by sea.

Which destinations should I choose if I am travelling with children?

Amalfi, Maiori and Minori are, in our opinion, the best destinations, because the services, beaches and attractions are easy to reach without having to walk so many stairs, as is the case in other towns on the coast. 

Moreover, they are well connected by sea and road transport services.

First time on the Amalfi Coast: what to visit?

Certainly the iconic places par excellence: Amalfi Cathedral, Villa Rufolo and Villa Cimbrone in Ravello and Positano are absolutely among the first attractions to visit and must-sees for those with less than three days at their disposal. 

If we talk about excursions, the most famous route is definitely the Path of the Gods, which connects Bomerano to Nocelle, a rural village in Positano, 400 metres above the sea.

Where can I see the most beautiful sunset on the Amalfi Coast?

If you want to experience a breathtaking sunset, the first destination that comes to mind is definitely the town of Praiano.
In particular, the place where the sun sets the latest is the Gavitella beach, which can be reached via a path from the town centre. Also interesting is the sunset from Piazza San Gennaro, with a view of Capri.

We also recommend the The Terrace of Infinity at Villa Cimbrone: the view, already breathtaking during the day, is enriched with an incredibly romantic and evocative atmosphere at sunset.

How much does life cost on the Amalfi Coast?

If you shop here, you will notice slightly higher prices. 
This is because there are no large-scale distribution chains on the Amalfi Coast, with supermarkets and hypermarkets.
Although there is no shortage of well-stocked supermarkets in the towns of Maiori and Amalfi, we generally do our shopping in small shops and boutiques, where product prices are probably a little higher than you are used to.

In return, you find many local products and the courtesy of our shopkeepers.

As far as eating and drinking out is concerned, for a pizza margherita accompanied by a soft drink and coffee you spend on average between €12 and €20, while for a fish-based dinner with starter, first course and main course, in a small mid-range restaurant you spend around €50 to €100 per person.