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Amalfi Holidays

Amalfi Holidays

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Pastel buildings dotting the coast, green-covered mountains and delicious Italian food at your fingertips - Amalfi is what dreams are made of.

Destination highlights

  • 50km of coastline
  • Relaxation hotspot
  • Hub for Italian culture and good food
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site
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    Beaches | Hotels | Nightlife | Food & drink | Events | Things to do | Weather | Important information | Reviews |

    What are the best beaches in Amalfi?

    On your beach holidays in Amalfi there’s a lot to discover, with a range of pebbly paradise beaches and hidden coves. Here are a few beaches to check out on your trip:

    • Marina Grande, Positano – Experience the busy side of Amalfi at one of the largest beaches on the coast, with non-stop activities.
    • Arienzo Beach, Positano – The swimming hotspot, the crystal-clear waters are everything you need for a summer holiday.
    • Marina di Vietri, Vietri Sul Mare - A rare sandy beach in Amalfi, this often-quiet beach has more than first meets the eye.
    • Furore Beach, Amalfi - Escape the crowds for a private and serene beach day experience here.
    • Erchie Beach, Erchie - This golden-bay paradise is the place to be for an off-the-beaten-path kind of beach day, away from the crowds.
    • Maiori’s Beach - The largest beach in Amalfi, popular with families and the sunniest spot in the summer.

    Amalfi beach

    What are the top hotels in Amalfi?

    The Amalfi Coast is a heavenly holiday spot for relaxation. Whether you’re seeking a dream family getaway or on your honeymoon, these hotels are worth checking out:

  • Marina Riveria - Overlooking the sea, the iconic location adds even more luxury to this hotel with its range of facilities.
  • Nh Grand Hotel Convento di Amalfi - The Insta-worthy hotel you’ve been looking for! Phenomenal views of the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Miramalfi - A central location and stunning views that could be on a postcard, this hotel is a sun worshipper’s dream.
  • Aurora - For a sense of peace, this charming hotel offers a private beach on its doorstep and a true Italian vibe.
  • Grand Hotel Excelsior - The secluded location of this hotel is designed for honeymooners, or those who are looking for a quiet break along the Italian coast.
  • Amalfi - This hotel is a restored pasta factory and is full of traditional Italian charm in its central location.

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    What’s the food like in Amalfi?

    Fresh ingredients and authentic recipes are key with the cuisine in Amalfi, rich in Italian flair. These irresistible dishes will make you fall in love over and over again:

    • Spaghetti Alle Vongole - A staple in Campania, this fish-lover’s dish includes fresh clams in a broth.
    • Mozzarella di Bufala - The queen of the mozzarella, you’ll find this to be the freshest in the south and used in many dishes such as the Caprese salad.
    • Pizza Napolitana - The south of Italy is renowned for the best traditional pizza across the whole country.
    • Pasta Al Limone - Amalfi is famous for its lemons. This dish is simply pasta in lemon sauce.
    • Delizia al Limone - Translated as ‘lemon delight’, these are indulgent, dome-shaped sponge cakes with limoncello-based syrup and custard.

    Looking for the most authentic restaurants in Amalfi? Check out these places:

    • Sensi - The most exclusive restaurant in Amalfi with its Michelin status, the finest selection of food, and phenomenal sea views.
    • L’Abside - A quaint, family-run restaurant with a refined menu, serving up top-quality cuisine.
    • Marina Grande - This fabulous restaurant offers the most iconic view of Amalfi, with a menu packed with exquisite food.
    • Da Gemma - A high-class spot with a luxurious 6-course menu and a gorgeous outdoor terrace.
    • Taverna Buonvicino - Located in a charming courtyard below Amalfi’s main cathedral, it’s a romantic spot for dinner.

    Where is the best nightlife in Amalfi?

    Amalfi’s glamorous nightlife scene tends to centre around the town of Positano with its selection of sea view bars and clubs. Here are a few to check out:

    • Music on the Rocks - One of the best clubs on the coast, it sits on the edge of a clifftop, moments from the sea, and has a noteworthy lively atmosphere.
    • Africana - Created inside a natural cave, it’s Positano’s most famous nightclub and has a magical atmosphere for a night out.
    • Next 2 - This wine bar and restaurant has a panoramic terrace and is famous for its cool lounge vibe, jazz music, and chic interior.
    • Buca di Bacco - Famed as a celebrity hotspot, this beautiful hotel and restaurant overlooks the sea and is the perfect place for a cocktail or two at sunset.
    • La Zagara - The old-school restaurant and bar scream all things traditionally Italian with its gorgeous sea view terrace, range of desserts, and drinks that you’ll adore in the sunshine.

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    What events can I go to in Amalfi?

    From traditional Italian celebrations, seasonal events, and foodie must-eats, these events are worth checking out when in Amalfi:

    • Grand Carnival (February–March) - With a new theme every year, the carnival is a huge celebration, with colourful floats and fun for everyone.
    • The Regatta of the Ancient Maritime Republic (June) - To celebrate the past power and grand glory of medieval seafaring cities, Amalfi comes alive with an exciting gala every year. Enjoy colourful parades, processions, and historic displays.
    • Ravello Festival (June–August) - One of Italy’s longest-running events, it’s a time for the city of Ravello to come alive. This event is held in different venues with an array of live music, sculpture, dance, and photography events.
    • Gusta Minori (August) - The town of Minori is renowned by foodies for its fresh delicacies. Every year, they host a week-long event of cuisine, art, culture, and theatre.
    • The Luminaria di St Domenico (August) - The convent of St Maria a Castro is illuminated by all kinds of lights, creating a stunning effect.
    • Positano Premia La Danza Léonide Massine (September) - A celebration of dance, including performances, music concerts, award ceremonies, and more.
    • Luci d’Artista di Salerno (November–January) - The town of Salerno lights up for two months in celebration of Christmas, with many beautiful lights to see and lots of light shows to entertain you.
    • Christmas markets (December) - Amalfi lights up with Christmas charm in December, across all the towns. Positano offers a Christmas market selling local goods, and on Christmas Eve has a nativity procession. The town of Amalfi has a large procession on Christmas Eve and is renowned for its underwater nativity scene at Emerald Grotto. In Atrani, locals gather at sunrise to have breakfast in the main square.

    Things to do in Amalfi

    Visit the Grotta dello Smeraldo Cave

    One of the most beautiful caves in Italy, Grotta dello Smeraldo Cave is bathed in natural emerald light. The best way to see the cave is to go on a guided boat tour. We promise, you won’t want to miss it.

    Experience Amalfi’s shopping scene

    To pick up a memorable souvenir and get a taste of the coastal way of life, Amalfi offers something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for homemade ceramics or to try the classic limoncello.

    Visit Atrani

    The stunning authentic fishing village is one of the areas in Amalfi that isn’t overly influenced by tourism and has a traditional charm like no other. Enjoy the narrow, winding streets, gorgeous piazzas, and wholesome ambiance.

    Head over to the Valle delle Ferriere

    For those who love hiking and adventure, we’d suggest heading down to the Valle dell Ferriere to see its gorgeous waterfalls. The Ferrier Valley is a protected area of Salerno and an amazing spot to behold.

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    What's the weather like in Amalfi?


    Average temp.

    Sea temp.

    Hours of sunshine per day

    Jan 12 °c 15 °c 4 h
    Feb 13 °c 14 °c 4 h
    Mar 15 °c 14 °c 5 h
    Apr 18 °c 16 °c 6 h
    May 22 °c 19 °c 8 h
    Jun 26 °c 24 °c 9 h
    Jul 29 °c 26 °c 10 h
    Aug 29 °c 26 °c 10 h
    Sep 26 °c 25 °c 8 h
    Oct 22 °c 22 °c 6 h
    Nov 17 °c 19 °c 4 h
    Dec 13 °c 19 °c 3 h

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    Important Information about travelling to the Amalfi

    How long does it take to fly to Amalfi?

    It takes about two and a half hours to fly to Amalfi from the UK.

    What’s the time difference between the UK and Amalfi?

    Amalfi is one hour ahead of the UK.

    What currency do they use in Amalfi?

    Amalfi is in Italy, so the local currency is the Euro.

    What language do they speak in Amalfi?

    The official language spoken in Amalfi is Italian.

    Do I need any vaccinations to visit Amalfi?

    Please check with your healthcare provider for all up to date vaccination advice before booking your holiday.

    Do I need to pay tax on my holiday to Amalfi?

    There is currently no tourist tax to pay in Amalfi

    Will Covid-19 affect my holiday to Amalfi?

    We are currently closely following the Covid-19 situation and how it affects travel. You can find out the most up to date information about travel to Amalfi on the FCO website.

    Do I need a visa to travel to Amalfi?

    British passport holders don’t need a visa to enter Amalfi. Holders of other passports are advised to check with their national embassy for any visa requirements.

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    Customer reviews

    At On the Beach, we’ve sent many satisfied customers to Amalfi for a bit of sunshine. But don't just take our word for it, read some of their 5-star reviews below.

    Keelle Stammers:

    Have used this company for about 6 years now and have never been disappointed. They have been amazing even through covid. Thank you on the beach!

    Tracy Edwards:

    Very helpful and loved the hotel the staff where very helpful and lovely

    Amanda Burroughs:

    Always my first choice for booking holidays. Seamless from beginning to end every time. Great locations, accommodations and prices.

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    Amalfi Weather

    Amalfi's geographical situation on the Mediterranean coast lends it's hand perfectly to an ideal holiday climate. Temperatures in the summer can reach up to 35 degrees, perfect for those sun seekers amongst you. However, Amalfi also shines in the spring, with May temperatures often reaching the high 20s.

    Depending on your holiday needs, the spring maybe the perfect time for you to see Amalfi, although the summer never becomes excessively hot due to the cooling winds blowing inland from the Mediterranean.

    Jan 12ºC
    Feb 14ºC
    Mar 18ºC
    Apr 20ºC
    May 21ºC
    Jun 24ºC
    Jul 26ºC
    Aug 27ºC
    Sep 25ºC
    Oct 20ºC
    Nov 15ºC
    Dec 10ºC

    Book a Amalfi Holiday now!

    Here at On the Beach we are proud to offer a wide range of great value hotels in Amalfi as well as a choice of low cost direct flights to Italy from the UK and Ireland. Our live booking system makes it easy to create your own customised holiday to Italy, why don't you give it a go and book today! It's easy, fast, reliable and provides great value for money.