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Coast Road

Address: Italy
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Ranked #23 of 102 Attractions in Amalfi Coast
Type: Scenic Drives, Landmarks
Owner description: Also called the "Amalfi Drive," this coastal route south from Sorrento is one of the most beautiful...
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Type: Scenic Drives, Landmarks
Owner description: Also called the "Amalfi Drive," this coastal route south from Sorrento is one of the most beautiful in Europe.

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Miami, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

My husband loves driving trips and the Amalfi Coast drive was in his bucket list. This IS NOT for the faint of heart!!!! The views are amazing, and the curves are even more..... At one point we came upon a full size bus that was taking up the entire road - which is not too wide to begin with -... More 

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Bastrop, TX
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162 reviews 162 reviews
88 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This steep, extremely serpentine cliff side road is best experienced while letting someone else do the driving. We concur with other reviewers that to maximize your views, it is good to get a "sea side" seat on the route heading from Sorrento to Positano. Each new curve exposes a new perspective, and having crystal clear blue skies certainly helps the... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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144 reviews 144 reviews
46 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

To me, this is a must do! We got this idea from a Rick Steves book, so take a peak at the book or online for further details. The bus ride has two things going for it: beautiful scenery, and the best drivers in the world! Sure, you can drive it, but if you do, take a scooter so you... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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86 reviews 86 reviews
26 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The Amalfi coast road regularly rates as one of THE drives you have to do. We loved driving it and it's not as scary as many people suggest - but if you don't have a car or the road makes you nervous you don't have to miss out. We hired scooters to zoom up and down - about €35 per... More 

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Savona, Italy
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231 reviews 231 reviews
57 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Definitely not an easy drive, even for an experienced Italian driver (me !)... Narrow, curves, villages and the other drivers Nonetheless, it's one of the most spectacular views in the world So, drive safely and enjoy the ride... Only alternative is to stay he and watch pictures :-)

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hongkong
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113 reviews 113 reviews
47 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We drive from ravello along the coast , first stop is amalfi town, lots of tourist, full of shops restaurants, typical tourist spot, then we move onto positano, similar to amalfi, however, this sector is the most beautiful coast line in amalfi coast, the road is going up and down, all the time you have sea view in front of... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This is a beautiful place to visit, it felt like I was in a dream. The beautiful villages hugging the hillside, the small winding roadways. We had just finished the "Walk of the Gods" and were debating whether to walk the remaining 1500 steps down to Positano or catch a bus, I'm glad we chose the bus. Sitting in the... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

..but the views are spectacular. Went with wife , needed her to check passenger side space from wall to car frequently as i drive on other side in uk. Parking is a nightmare but we found valet parking as we got into positano. Some kimikaze bikers and drivers but after a while when you recalibrate things become easier. Road from... More 

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Torcy, France
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Just going into second week of my stay on amalfi coast. We have a hire car and have driven on many of the roads in the area. I can not believe the driving it is a nightmare. First you have to compete with the aggressive italian drivers combine this with unbelievable amounts of traffic. You also have cars parked all... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We are currently on a European bus tour and leaving Sorrento this morning. We had a day trip bus ride to Positano. On the way their we encountered at least 3 near misses with buses, motor bikes and pedestrians. On our return trip the inevitable happened. 3 motor bikes had a major collision right next to our bus - 2... More 

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