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Holidays in Amalfi

If you fancy following in the footsteps of film stars and artists, and taking a break in a part of the world that perfectly strikes the balance between nature and culture, take your holidays to Amalfi. This destination has long been famous for its stunning coastline, scooped-out valleys, jagged mountains and beautiful beaches. However, you’ll also find outstanding art galleries, fascinating museums, pastel-coloured villages, and the glamour and glitz of Positano. 

During the summer, the lemon groves add a gentle hint of citrus to the air and you’ll find colourful festivals exploding into life almost every other day! Littered with secret bays, secluded coves and outstanding beaches, Amalfi holidays are ideal for sun-seekers. Perched on a cliff overlooking the azure blue sea, Amalfi town is a maze of cobbled streets and sun-drenched piazzas. 

12°C to 29°C °C

If you want good sunshine, but without the sweltering summer temperatures, take your holidays to Amalfi in late spring or late autumn.

Approximately two and a half hours.

Naples airport is about an hour and a half’s drive away.

Book a Thomas Cook holiday to Amalfi to discover a glamorous seaside resort with fascinating medieval past.

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Eden Hotel

7 Nights, Bed & Breakfast
Hotel highlights
  • Centrally located in Sorrento
  • Authentic charm
  • Garden with sunloungers and parasols

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  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • 24hr Connected Service
  • Return Transfers

Hotel Metropole

7 Nights, Half Board
Hotel highlights
  • Authentic charm
  • Outdoor pool set in hotel gardens
  • 300m from a small beach

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Based on 395 reviews

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Based on 4 reviews

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  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • 24hr Connected Service
  • Return Transfers

Hotel Villa Maria

7 Nights, Half Board
Hotel highlights
  • Centrally located in Sorrento
  • Rooftop whirlpool and sauna
  • Restaurant serving local cuisine

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Based on 679 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • 24hr Connected Service
  • Return Transfers

Art Hotel Gran Paradiso

7 Nights, Half Board
Hotel highlights
  • Contemporary art throughout the hotel
  • Views of the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius
  • Adult-only hotel 16+

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Based on 1152 reviews

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Based on 6 reviews

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  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • 24hr Connected Service
  • Return Transfers

Hotel Aria di Mare

7 Nights, Bed & Breakfast
Hotel highlights
  • Close to the seafront
  • Renovated historic farmhouse
  • Boutique-style

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Based on 109 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • 24hr Connected Service
  • Return Transfers

Hotel Baia del Sole

7 Nights, Bed & Breakfast
Hotel highlights
  • Close to the beach
  • Swimming pool & terrace
  • Taverna style restaurant

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Based on 195 reviews

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  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • 24hr Connected Service
  • Return Transfers

Start the day with an espresso and a sfogliatella (sweet Italian pastry) in a café overlooking the main piazza. The Cattedrale di Sant’ Andrea is the town’s centrepiece. Sitting at the top of a flight of steps, it’s a grand, 12th century cathedral with a unique black and white striped exterior. The narrow streets are filled with family-run shops selling everything from limoncello to traditional Italian ceramics. One of the most popular places to visit is the Grotta dello Smeraldo (Emerald Grotto). The sunlight reflects against the water, creating vivid tones of green and blue.

Discover Amalfi’s medieval history at the town’s Cattedrale di Sant’ Andrea. You’ll see it from the town’s main piazza, as its black and white stripes make it one of the most iconic sites. Enter through its bronze doors and you’ll find a lavish Baroque interior with mosaics and 14th century frescoes. One of the best places to visit is the Torre dello Ziro, a medieval watch tower perched high above the cliffs. Hike up the rocky pathway to the tower and you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of the bay.

If you enjoy a spot of retail therapy, then be sure to explore the narrow, winding cobbled lanes on your holidays to Amalfi. While they might not offer the high-end, designer goods that you’d find in Milan, you will find treasures, trinkets and mementos that are unique and represent the ‘real’ Italy. Family-run bakers selling extraordinary pastries rub shoulders with chic boutiques and busy craft workshops. Amalfi is famous for its ceramics and you’ll find plenty to choose from, from traditional Italian tableware to cutting-edge, contemporary pieces. 
Equally famous is the local liqueur: limoncello. Made from local lemons, it’s sweet and with a sharp, citrus ‘zing’ and traditionally served at the end of a meal. For one of the best things to do, visit a traditional limoncello shop. You’ll get to taste a sample and watch the liqueur being bottled!

Breakfast as the locals do, with a strong cup of espresso and a sfogliatella, a sweet pastry oozing with a lemon cream filling. Nearby Naples is the home of the pizza and you’ll find plenty of authentic pizzerias. Cooked in a traditional wood oven, they’re made using the sweetest tomatoes, milky mozzarella cheese, and finished with fresh basil and a drizzle of olive oil. You’ll find fresh anchovies on menus across Amalfi. Try them marinated in fiery chilli and basil, and then wash it all down with a glass of the local limoncello.

AMALFI IS BEST FOR...

Best for shoppers: From stylish boutiques to traditional ceramic shops, you’ll find lots of places to pick up souvenirs.

Best for walkers: Spend an afternoon hiking up to the medieval watch tower, Torre dello Ziro.

Best for food lovers: Tuck into freshly caught anchovies, and pizzas topped with sweet tomatoes and milky mozzarella.


FAST FACTS

Language: The language spoken here is Italian. While many of the locals and staff in hotels and restaurants speak good English, the occasional ‘per favore’ and ‘grazie’ will be appreciated, no matter how bad your pronunciation!

Currency: You’ll need to convert your Sterling into Euros, before you jet off on your Amalfi holidays. 

Local time: It’s one hour ahead of GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Naples airport is about 75km north of the resort.

Flight time from UK: Approximately two and a half hours.

Tourist information: Further tourist information can be found at www.amalfitouristoffice.it

Visa & Health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/italy for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday.


WEATHER AND CLIMATE

Temperature: From the early 20s (°C) to around 31 in summer. Winter is still very mild with temperatures as high as 14°C, making it a superb holiday destination at any time of year.

Best time to visit: Go in the late spring or late autumn, when it’s still warm and there are fewer crowds. Summer is hot and with plenty of sunshine, but be aware that it can get busy.


GETTING AROUND

By foot: Amalfi’s narrow, winding streets are best explored on foot. Be prepared for steep hills and lots of steps.

By bus: Hop on a bus to explore more of the coast. The beautiful town of Sorrento is just two hours away. Buy your bus ticket from local shops before you board. You’re best to catch one of the earlier buses, as they can get busy.


EVENTS

For traditionalists: The feasts of Amalfi’s patron saint, St Andrew, take place in June and November. It’s the largest and most dramatic celebration, you’ll see a statue of St Andrew paraded around the town, before it’s carried at top speed up the 62 steps to the Piazza Duomo, supported by the cheers of the crowd and the sounds of a traditional band. The celebrations finish off with a fantastic fireworks display.

For sea lovers: The Historical Regatta of the Sea Republics takes place on the first Sunday in June. A traditional rowing competition between Amalfi, Genoa, Pisa and Venice, it’s hosted by each of the towns in turn. The eight-oared galleons race for 2km while, on land, entertainers play out scenes from the maritime history of each of the rowing rivals.


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