An knowledgeable journey information to the Amalfi Coast | EUROtoday

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The Sorrentine peninsula pushes out into the Tyrrhenian sea like a gnarled finger, its southern shores blessed by a few of the most spectacular coastal surroundings on the planet. Linking the cities is the SS163, the legendary Amalfi Coast Drive, a 16 km twisting, turning two-lane highway that weaves and dips torturously out and in and up and down gorges, clinging to the cliff face from Positano to Amalfi. The background is lemon and olives groves, picture-perfect whitewashed villages and the ever-present shimmering blue sea.

This itinerary focuses on the principal stretch of the SS163, however the corniche highway continues no-less dramatically all the way in which to Vietri-sul-Mare and tends to draw fewer crowds on this jap stretch. A phrase of warning; the highway is notoriously tough to navigate, primarily for the sheer quantity of site visitors. In excessive season (May to September), you’re prone to end up at finest crawling alongside at a snail’s tempo, bumper-to-bumper behind scores of vacationer buses. So both transfer round by sea or keep away from these months; April and October are good occasions to go to.

For additional Amalfi Coast inspiration, see our guides to town’s finest inns, eating places, nightlife and issues to do.