Alot of people just do a day trip to Amalfi, but you need to see the place at night. When it becomes illuminated, it gives off a pink glow. Some of the best Limoncello in Italy is coming out of Amalfi, and some places will even take you into the basements of their shops and see how it is made. The beach is not as great for swimming as you would expect from such a beautiful coastline, but it is swimmable -- when you are in the water be sure to turn around and look at the coast and the town behind you. And although this seems a little shady, there will be women walking on the beach offering massages, but its harmless and worth it. For a reasonable price, my friend and I each got a massage for about half an hour. Just make sure they go easy on the massage oil.
I met up with a load of guys who were going down to Willys Pub in Amalfi. We had a fantastic night people there from all over the world and the drinks were reasoably priced. I would recommend the pub to anyone who likes a good night out and a drink.
Amalfi is a small town built into the cliffs, surrounded by the stunning coastal scenery of the Amalfi Coast. Amalfi is most easily reached by ferry from Salerno or Naples, Italy. While discovering the beautiful Amalfi Coast, be sure to stop in Amalfi, Positano, Sorrento, and Capri as these are the most worthwhile stops; best of all, you can visit them all in a few days! Make the most of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, heralded for its coastal beauty!
Amalfi is stunning; multi-colored buildings, beautiful flowers, lush greenery, and the ethereal turquoise blue of the ocean all add to an immense overload of color. Your eyes don’t know where to settle when you gaze upon Amalfi upon arrival by boat. The many buildings are squeezed so closely and tightly on top of each other, for their share of the gorgeous -- and expensive -- real estate. Luckily, there are a couple hostels in Amalfi that won’t break the bank!
Enjoy the beach; stroll through the winding paths; and visit the cute shops, bars, and restaurants. Don’t miss the ancient ruins (dating back from the fifteenth century) of the Torre dello Ziro. The ruins were formerly a castle that was used as a defense for the sea republic of Amalfi. The ruins aren't easily visible from Amalfi's main square, but there are signs posted. You can ask how to reach the ruins from Amalfi's tourist office. It is a hike uphill, but if you’ve got the time it’s well worth the views!
Amalfi is the vacation place of dreams! Reserve your Amalfi hostel early because it can get very busy during the summer and there are limited budget options!
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