Travel Planning
Amalfi Coast
Travel Planning
Amalfi Coast

Amalfi Coast at a Glance

Italy's famous Amalfi Coast is a beautiful and beloved tourist destination. Here, on the rugged Sorrentine Peninsula, towns perch on hillsides and ocean waves crash into rock face sometimes hundreds of feet below.  

The Amalfi Coast gets very crowded during the summer months. The one road that winds through the cliff-side towns is often jammed with tourists. Try spring or autumn to avoid the crowds. During the winter you'll find that many things are closed and that it is difficult to travel. 

The Amalfi Coast's plunging cliffs, flower scented air and quaint villages have been a favorite of tourists since the 19th century. During the spring and summer, the area becomes a hive of activity. Festivals, restaurants, cultural events and long evenings make the villages along the coast come alive. Walk along the coast, explore the medieval towns or take a swim in a more tranquil area.  

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Getting There
Passport / Visa Requirements

American, Canadian and European Union citizens do not need a visa to enter Italy if they intend to stay there for less than three months. All travelers must carry a valid passport which could be subject to inspection at any time. For more information, visit an Italian Consulate's office. American citizens can find out more information by using the U.S State Department website.

Need to Know

Severe Weather The Amalfi Coast has hot summers and cool winters. Fall sees the most intense rainfall. 

Safety Concerns Watch out for the occasional pickpocket. Protect your belongings, and never leave them unattended.

Health Concerns The Amalfi Coast has good drinking water and a good public health record. Stay healthy by practicing good personal hygiene.

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