The Amalfi Coast... vital statistics

Italy Amalfi Coast

  • 55

    kilometers:
    the length of
    the Amalfi Coast

  • 163

    the name of the
    panoramic road
    hugging the coastline

  • 80

    the minutes needed
    to drive the SS163
    from start to finish

  • 100

    the fabulous beaches
    dotted along the
    Amalfi Coast

Distances between the major airports and Positano

Airports

The journey from Rome to the Amalfi Coast can be a long one: you'll need to allow for at least four hours (from the time you leave the airport). If your plane is due to land in the afternoon, you might want to consider spending a night in Rome or Naples and heading to the Amalfi Coast the next morning.

A transfer is the easiest solution and, if you're
travelling in a group, relatively inexpensive too.

Distances between the Amalfi Coast and

Naples Positano is 58 kms south of Naples, (80 mins. by car). There are no direct forms of public transport between Positano and Naples. You'll need to travel to Sorrento and from here take the train (Circumvesuviana line). In the summer, hydrofoil and ferry services are provided by private boat companies. From Amalfi, buses travel direct to Naples.

Sorrento A mere 15 kilometers (a 30 minute car drive) lie between Sorrento and Positano.The Sita bus company operates a regular service between the two towns. From Sorrento, hydrofoils sail to the islands in the bay of Naples, and Naples itself. The Circumvesuviana train line connects Sorrento with Naples and Pompeii. In the summer, hydrofoils also sail to Positano.

Capri In the summer, Positano is linked to the island of Capri by direct ferry service.Ferries usually depart from Positano in the morning and return in the afternoon. The boat journey takes approximately 40 minutes. During the rest of the year, you'll need to travel to Sorrento and from here catch one of the regular ferries or hydrofoils to Capri.

Pompeii The town home to Italy's most famous archeological site is located circa 30kms North of Positano. You can reach Pompei by car in about 40 minutes. Alternatively, you can take a bus to Sorrento (20 minutes) and from here board the Circumvesuviana train which, in 30 minutes, will transport you direct to the site (Pompeii Villa dei Misteri station).

In Italy the official currency is the Euro. Credit cards are accepted in most hotels, restaurants and shops.
Cash machines are located outside most banks.

Wi-fi connectivity is provided in the majority of hotels, often free of charge. Broad band connectivity is rarely available.

The proximity to the Lattari Mountains results in patchy mobile phone reception. On the stretch of coast between Positano and Sorrento there is often no signal at all.

Average temperatures

Temperature in Costiera Amalfitana

Tourists visit the
Amalfi Coast each year

towns on the Amalfi Coast

Approximate population

Distribution of hotels and restaurants

Hotels / Restaurants

Hotel occupancy

Monthly hotel occupancy

Amalfi Coast - visitors for month of the year

Restaurants, shops and emergencies

Restaurant opening times Lunch: from 12.30 to 15.00
Dinner: from 19.30 to 23.00

During the summer, opening hours are often extended: Italians rarely sit down to eat before 21.00 and in high season you'll find customers still being served as late as 23.00.

Tips: tipping is by no means obligatory. This said, as a rule of thumb, if you are satisfied with the service received you might leave a 5 to 10% tip.

Shop opening hours From 10.00 to 13.30
and from 16.30 to 20.00

In the summer, in the majority of towns on the Amalfi Coast, you'll find shops open until late (as late as 22.00).

Whilst shops are generally closed on Sundays, in the summer you'll always find someone open for business.

Chemist's In each town there is always
at least one chemist's open.

Numbers to call in case of emergency:

  • Ambulance: 118
  • Fire brigade: 115
  • Police: 112
  • Police: 113

Medical assistance Amalfi: +39 089 871272
Medical assistance Positano: +39 089 8122059
Medical assistance Ravello: +39 089 871272

What you can expect to pay for...

  • Cappuccino
    at the bar
    2€
  • Pizza and beer
    served at table
    15€
  • Ice cream
    2€
  • Lemon ice
    drink
    2€
  • Local bus
    ticket
    2,40€
  • One hour's
    parking
    5€
  • Beach umbrella and sun bed
    10€

Tourist information offices

Amalfi
Corso Roma, 19
84011 AMALFI (SA)
Tel. +39 089 871107
FAX +39 089 872619
Positano
Via Del Saracino, 4
84017 POSITANO (SA)
Tel. +39 089 875067
FAX +39 089 875760
Ravello
Piazza Duomo, 10
84010 RAVELLO (SA)
Tel. +39 089 857096
FAX +39 089 857977