With its cliff-chiseled road, dramatic curves and sheer drops towards the turquoise sea far below, the Amalfi Coast has become an iconic road trip destination. A little too iconic, perhaps -- because these days, it has become as legendary for its traffic as for its spectacular setting. Tales of miles-long backups abound, as do those of journey time...

Only last week, our Prime Minister Mario Draghi, during his intervention at the Verso Sud forum, held in Sorrento to discuss the role of our Southern regions in the future development of Italy, emphasized the importance of the Mediterranean in our economy, and how we should return to focus on it as we used to do throughout our history. Needless to...

Like birds migrating towards a pastel summer, the stars of the Dolce Vita began to move in the 1950s from Roman sultriness to coastal calm. In this way, the celebrity spotlight was turned from Rome to the Amalfi Coast–a location suitable for reconciling the restless rhythms of the jet-set with the slow and relaxed rhythms of the waves, for bringing...

I arrive in Amalfi on a filthy spring night. Water runs off the snaking road through the hills from Naples, treacherously bendy at the best of times, and the rain pelting the car windscreen makes the journey even slower than usual. Far below, the sea is churning and grey, not dissimilar to the English coastline I’m used to. It’s a difficult image t...

Are you ready to come back to Italy? Have you packed your bags already or are you still thinking about the best destination for your yearly visit to the Belpaese? Well, if you follow our suggestion and take part in our new sweepstake, the Amalfi Coast Experience, you may well get to fly to Amalfi for free and enjoy the Costiera on us for a week… So...

La Costiera Amalfitana. To borrow a few lines from a wonderful old song – “Say it loud and there’s music playing; say it soft and it’s almost like praying” – is befitting. Just the sound of the words hints at the magic and allure found along Italy’s Amalfi Coastline. Encompassing 25 miles of magnificent coast stretching from Sorrento to Salerno, th...

Along the heights of the Amalfi Coast in Italy, every inch is terraced, connected by steep stony staircases that tempt visitors with twinkling — but treacherous — Mediterranean views. Climbing through terraced orchards of lemon trees, I'm hot and thirsty, fantasizing about fresh-squeezed lemonade. And then, just like a fairy tale, I come upon the d...

The Amalfi Coast is one of the most beautiful places in all of Italy and it's easy to see why. It's rich in its seaside culture, bold and charming in its architecture, and exuding Italian luxury from every resort and hotel. While this gorgeous oasis is a haven for those seeking to enjoy the Italian seaside, it's also a haven for those looking to tr...

Because it can be a pain to get from one place to another (due to the fact that the entire coast is only accessible by a two-lane road with constant traffic), it’s important to know which specific towns you wish to visit when planning your trip. Here are the most popular towns that you should know about in the Amalfi Coast to help you plan your dre...

Mention Amalfi and the first things that come to mind are the legendary Amalfi Coast, colorful houses perched on cliffs overlooking the sea, and the Duomo;  few, however, are aware of the nearby nature reserve of the ‘Valle dei Mulini’ o ‘Valle delle Ferriere’. It is a place that encapsulates both the wild beauty of the coast and its rich cultural...