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Also called the "Amalfi Drive," this coastal route south from...

Also called the "Amalfi Drive," this coastal route south from Sorrento is one of the most beautiful in Europe.

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The drive along this high winding road is simply spell-binding, with sheer drops down to wonderful blue sea, The view of Positano with houses seemingly stuck to the hillside is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Palmerston North, New Zealand

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The drive along this high winding road is simply spell-binding, with sheer drops down to wonderful blue sea, The view of Positano with houses seemingly stuck to the hillside is equally wonderful.

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The idea that this is scary is very overblown ! It certainly needs concentration, but the road is so narrow and twisty, speeds are generally slow. Similar rules seem to apply to being at sea, the smaller you are the more you must give way - but as soon as you get the technique of trying to keep moving as... More 

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131 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's one hairpin turn after another and you have to stop, even back up if a bus is coming the other way, but the drive is an attraction in itself. You have to love the freedom of going and coming when you want. We were here in late October and early November so parking was not really an issue. Take... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Driving the Amalfi Coast road yourself is a cliff hanging, twisting, beautiful, picturesque and sometimes challenging experience which comes with bragging rights & Bucket List inclusion. You'll start in Sorrento, move to the high cliffs seeing Positano, Priano, Amalfi, Ravello and smaller seaside towns before reaching Salerno. It's not fast but it's the way to see this wonderful area -... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We got the bus in Sorrento just outside the train station. There's one every half hour and it's so economical - 8 euros for a 24 hour ticket which takes you all the way to Salerno and back, stopping at Positano and Amalfi and several other stops on the way. You need to change buses in Amalfi to continue on... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

In this review I would like to convince you to drive in the Amalfi coast area. I did it. I'm an average driver. You can do it too. It's not scary at all, you just need to know a few things, and I will tell you. 1. Let them honk It's their way to blow some air. It will stop... More 

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Tremelo, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

...is on the UNESCO list since 1997. And they knew why. The Regional Park " dei Monti Lattari " covers the right side of the coast...the left side...well, it's mainly blue or some very special architecture balances on a piece of rock. To start with, take a map and draw your journey : I dare recommend SS 163 & SS... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Just finished a fantastic week long trip, basing ourselves in Sorrento. I just wanted to review this, as we were debating whether the bus, private tour or hire car would be the best option here and were put off by all the comments suggesting this route wasn't safe to drive yourself. It most certainly is! We had a few incidents... More 

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SF, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 506 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

After arriving in Sorrento by train we boarded a local bus just outside the station that serves the Amalfi Coast towns. For a small ticket price you can hop off and on again in any of the small towns along the way. This is not the open roof tour bus so do not expect a guided tour but it is... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

If you want to see the Amalfi Coast, and I think you should, I would recommend taking an organised tour. I've driven in Italy in the past but unless you are an experienced driver on narrow winding roads with busses coming the other way and kamikaze scooter drivers I really wouldn't drive. In addition when arriving in Positano, Amalfi or... More 

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