The Lattari Mountains behind the Amalfi Coast limit cellphone reception. Between Positano and Sorrento, there is often no service.
Fact and Figures about the Amalfi Coast
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of the coastal highway
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Distance between the principal airports and Positano
If you're flying into Rome, you should be aware that the journey from Rome to the Amalfi Coast will take
at least four hours from the time you land, and only if you make all the connections.
If your flight lands in the afternoon, you might want to consider spending a night in Rome or Naples
and continuing your journey to the Amalfi Coast the next day.
Booking a transfer is the most convenient option.
If you are in a small group, it is also very affordable.
The Amalfi Coast and...
Positano is 58 km from Naples,
(80 min. by car). There is no public transportation
which connects Positano and Napoli.
You must arrive in Sorrento and take the train
(Circumvesuviana line). In summer,
ferry services run along the coast.
From Amalfi, there is a direct bus route.
15 kilometers (30 minuti by car) separate
Sorrento and Positano. Public transportation
is provided by the Sita buses, which run frequently.
From Sorrento, you can take a ferry for the
Gulf Islands and the Circumvesuviana train for Naples and Pompeii. There are also ferries departing
for Positano in the summer.
Capri and Positano are connected in the summer by
a number of ferries which usually depart
in the morning from Positano and return in the
afternoon. The trip lasts about 40 minutes.
During the other months, you must
first arrive in Sorrento and from there
embark for Capri.
The remains of this famous Roman city is 30 km
from Positano. It takes about 40 minutes by car
or you can take a bus to Sorrento (20 minutes)
and from there the Circumvesuviana
directly to the entrance of the archaeological site
(Pompeii Villa dei Misteri stop), 30 minutes from Sorrento.
The Euro is the currency used in Italy, and most hotels, restaurants, and shops also accept credit cards. There are ATM machines adjacent to the coast's banks.
There is wifi available in most hotels, usually free of charge. Public wifi is scarce. There is also spotty cell coverage along the coast.
Average annual temperatures
Tourists which visit
the coast each year
Towns along the Amalfi Coast
Distribution of hotels and restaurants
- Vietri sul M.
- Conca dei M.
Annual influx of guests
Restaurants, Shops, and Emergency Services
Lunch: from 12:30 to 3:00pm
Dinner: from 7:30 to 11pm
In the summertime, the times tend to go later...Italians often eat at 9:00pm on hot summer nights. In high season, you can find seating even after 11:00pm.
Tipping is not required and there is no fixed rule about how much to tip. If you are satisfied with the service, feel free to leave a tip between 5 and 10%.
From 10:00am to 1:30pm
and from 4:30 to 20:00pm
In the summer, most towns on the Amalfi Coast have shops open until late in the evening (sometimes until 10:00pm).
Usually, shops are closed on Sunday, but in the summer they often stay open.
In each town, there is always
a pharmacy open.
- Ambulance: 118
- Fire: 115
- Carabinieri: 112
- Local police: 113
Medical guard Amalfi: +39 089 871272
Medical guard Positano: +39 089 8122059
Medical guard Ravello: +39 089 871272
The average cost of...
- Cappuccino at
the counter €2
- Pizza & beer at
the table €15
- Cone of gelato
- Lemon granita
- Bus ticket
- One hour of
- A beach umbrella
and lounger €10
Tourist Info - Uffici A.A.C.S.T.
(Azienda Autonoma di Cura Soggiorno e Turismo)
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