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Coast Road

Italy
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Ranked #9 of 101 attractions in Amalfi Coast
Type: Scenic Drives
Description: Also called the "Amalfi Drive," this coastal route south from Sorrento is one of the most beautiful in Europe.
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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
45 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

The Amalfi coast drive is a must do if you are visiting the area. The route is winding, picturesque and at times absolutely stunning. Personally, I wouldn't drive it myself as you would miss so much. We took an organised minibus tour which visited Positano, Amalfi, ravello, and another little village in the hills. We also had the opportunity to... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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181 attraction reviews
226 helpful votes 226 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

You have to experience the Amalfi coast drive at least once in your life. It's not as breathtaking as shown on The Italian Job but is an interesting drive with good views at times. Always glad to get to our destination.

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Adelaide, Australia
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56 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We had Positano Drivers take us by private car from Naples to Positano and enjoyed the experience in comfort as well as the amazing views. We could stop at key vantage points and take postcard perfect photos. The road is very winding so if you get car sick I recommend sitting in the front seat.

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Adelaide, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Overall I would say that the road is not really worth the amount of stress I went through on that drive and I had an Italian driver. My lord, buses, trucks anything with wheels would drive down this road, on occasion to pass each other people would pull their mirrors in to fit through gaps. But, somehow that seem to... More

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Norwich
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I have just driven from Sorrento to Amalfi using the awful coastal road. Bear in mind this is June and not the high season, it was appalling and not in the least bit fun. I dread to think what it must be like in the high season of July and August. Yes, the views are stunning. Not much use when... More

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Midlothian, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We just returned from Italy and used Aldo Limos. A great experience all around and what a way to spend my birthday touring the Amalfi coast. We were fortunate enough to have Aldo himself be our tour guide. A wonderfully warm knowledgable tour guide who provided a wonderful day of touring, feasting and education about the area. We met the... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

We took a private tour from Naples. Post card views with every bend. Positano, Sorrento, Amalfi were great. Nice stops along the way for photo taking, sipping on fresh limon hello or shopping local produce. The roads get very narrow at places so best to use a local seasoned guide and enjoy the scenary.

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Portland, Maine
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43 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

8 of us took a private excursion from a cruise stop, and visited Amalfi, Positano and Sorrento....with this amazing ride in between! A couple of us have taken the road to Hana on Maui and were comparing the two experiences........obviously different...but at the same time similar emotion and amazement!

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El Cerrito, California
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32 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

The road is indeed spectacular, but you should be able to sit back and really soak it all in. The driving in the area is so difficulty and dangerous that we would recommend that you NOT try driving on your own - it is well worth it to sit back, let someone else who knows the roads and local driving... More

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

My boyfriend and I did this drive on Tuesday. We were full of trepidation having read the reviews on here and thought we would only be able to drive part of the way. Our fears were never recognised, instead it was an exhilarating experience. Yes there is a sheer drop of to the right going from Sorrento towards Salerno but... More

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