Amalfi holiday rentals Chic, sophisticated, spectacular scenery and amazing food

Amalfi is built into the cliffs at the foot of Monte Cerreto between Mount Aureo on the East and Mount Tabor on the West. The town sits at the entrance to Valle dei Mulini in one of the best spots on the Amalfi Coast, looking out to Capri in the Tyrrhenian sea.

Its historical center is like an art gallery, with painted buildings and pedestrianised back streets full of boutiques, cafes, bars and restaurants. Between relaxing at a beachfront cafe, and walking up the valley towards the lemon and olive groves, Amalfi provides lots of activities for all the family to enjoy, from watersports to cultural tours - there is never a dull moment when on a holiday in Amalfi.

At a glance...
Restaurants 20+
Distance to beach Beach resort
Ferry service
Car recommended
Nearest airport Nalpes (74km)
Nearest train station Salerno (25km)

Featured Amalfi holiday rentals

There are plenty of options when choosing where to stay in Amalfi, from excellent family hotels to private holiday rentals - beach villas or apartments to rent. Most of the holiday rentals in Amalfi are within walking distance to the centre where there is a good selection of bars and restaurants. Given that Amalfi is basically built on the side of a cliff, you can expect quite a few steps to walk up and down - no problems in keeping up your daily step count in Amalfi!

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Things to see and do

Amalfi and the surrounding area is full of interesting villages, historic sites and countryside to explore. Here are a few suggestions....

  • No visit to Amalfi would be complete without visiting the Grotta dello Smeraldo, an underground temple filled with stalactites and deep blue lagoons
  • Take a boat to the stunning island of Capri and see the underwater grotto
  • Visit the Church of St Antonio and Cathedral of St Andrew
  • Cross the peninsula to the bustling town of Sorrento with its narrow back alleys crammed with boutiques and leather shops
amalfi accommodation, villas on the beach and hills

Our view on Amalfi

We think Amalfi is a great base for exploring the rest of the beautiful villages on the Amalfi coast, and a resort you will go back to more than once. During the summer, it's a melting pot of tourists from all over the world who go to soak up the evocative and enticing atmosphere, experience the natural beauty of the coastline, to wine and dine, and to simply have a good time. For more information on the region, see our Amalfi Coast guide