Temperature: From the early 20s (°C) to around 31 (°C) 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.
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.
More about Amalfi
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: Amalfi is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time.
Fly to: Naples International Airport. The transfer time to Amalfi is 1.5 hours.
Flight time from UK: The flight time to Amalfi is 2.5 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.
Holiday destinations related to Amalfi:
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.
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.