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Wazie
London, UK43 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
The only thing this place has going for it are the views of the surrounding mountains. Other than that, every shop here is either a restaurant, gelato stall or selling tourist tat. Prices are extortionate and likely to force most holiday makers into chapter 11.

The crowds are overwhelming in July. There are few things more unpleasant than being somewhere that is both hot and busy. There’s a distinct lack of any public toilets. The labyrinth of streets may have had some sort of character once upon a time, but this has evaporated in the pursuit of the tourist dollar.

Pass through Amalfi by all means but why anyone would bother stopping, I have no idea.
Written July 11, 2022
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Vanessa P
Calgary, Canada1,452 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
It is a small town and during the summer time it can get super crowed.

The historic centre is pretty much a street that goes all the way to the town. In this main street there are hundreds of stores, cafes and restaurant serving the best of local products and cuisine.

The town beach it is also a good place to spend a few hours or a day. It has plenty of pubic free spaces, so no need to pay for a beach chair.
Written November 17, 2022
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Herbert C
1,349 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Unlike Positano which has a bohemian flair with its picturesque and relaxing atmosphere, Amalfi town offers a more authentic small-town vibes. The Amalfi town centre is essentially the Piazza del Duomo, dominated by the Amalfi Cathedral and its 62 steps grand staircase, and surrounded by narrow alleys, ancient city gates, archways and fountains. It is also close to the beach and waterfront, though the views may not be as spectacular as Positano. There's no better way to feel the atmosphere of the town centre than by ambling through the piazzas and labyrinths of alleys and stumbling upon pretty corners, little balconies and hidden courtyards.
Written January 23, 2024
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Moscow, Russia141,183 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
The place is very crowded, especially in the evening, when everyone takes evening walks. beautiful views, many shops, good cafes.
Written August 24, 2023
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Yarden85
Rishon Lezion, Israel36 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
We didn't plan to spend a night in the area on out trip to Italy but did so on a day's notice and it was worth it. We booked a lovely hotel in the city center and, without knowing, it was on a day celebrating Amalfi's patron saint (Nov. 30 for those interested) so we found ourselves in the midst of great festivities, fireworks (day and night!), band performance and a lot of fun. There was a parking shortage, keep that in mind, but other than that, everything was excellent including the food, vibe and people.
Written December 14, 2019
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BlueBoxsa
Welwyn Garden City, UK203 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
Well, Amalfi is an incredibly popular place. Many stay here, many more visit on day trips and are bussed or ferried in. That results in traffic mayhem (you’ll be lucky to make quick progress among all the jams, let alone find anywhere to park); chaos on the local SITA buses (you’ll be lucky to get your very cheap seat) and as you come and go by sea, have a comfortable seat on the ferries (there are literally hordes of people plying between the main resorts, all wanting to be on the top deck).

Tourist shops in the town abound, mostly selling the usual tourist tat at inflated prices. Yet among all of this there are some really good things to enjoy.

The Duomo is a classic and worth a visit on its own; amble around the town and follow the back streets for characterful buildings many hardly touched by the passage of time. There are some good restaurants in the town too; my favourite for value and quality is L’Abside, just off the main street. As for shopping, you may not want to buy anything but wander into the old antique paper shop just behind the cafes on the seafront – it’s quite fascinating inside.

Some of the views are stunning too. The general view of the setting is good (albeit blighted by the traffic) but if you want a real view head to the heights above the eastern headland. Walk to where the road bends to go round the headland; turn left before you get to the small café (a tip, the seat by there is a great spot to catch the evening sun if you can put up with the nearby traffic); then, after 30 metres or so, turn right into the garage access tunnel. Follow the tunnel in a straight line until floor lights take you to a modern lift. Then take a 60 second journey to the top. Essentially this heads you towards the arched building atop the headland (the local cemetery I believe) which can easily be seen from the centre of the town, as can the glazed top of the lift shaft). As you come out of the lift it’s a short walk to a pathway that has really good views across the town to the west. After admiring those you have a choice of retuning by the lift; taking the steps back down to Amalfi through narrow alleyways (coming out on the opposite side of the square from the tunnel entrance); or heading in the direction of Atrani (but that does not look to be a very nice place to visit!).

All in all, a bit of mixed bag but worth exploring.
Written May 16, 2018
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23RUN
Nottingham, UK521 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Couples
It’s a very pretty place but busy, and I’m horribly afraid the Amalfians have developed a very bad attitude to tourists. They’ve become complacent.
The prices are high for everything, which is to be expected in such a popular location, but the service was awful.
1) Bought bus tickets at tabac shop and got shortchanged, she obviously saw I was in a rush and she made the most of it, passing me defunct currency in my change too.
2) Restaurant good food but service so bad we left without waiting for dessert. When we complained they clearly didn’t care a jot, no apology.
3) Awful offhand service in a cafe bar in the centre of town.
4) Waited 45 minutes for a bruschetta in another cafe. Other people trying desperately to attract attention but being ignored.
We won’t be back, this is not the Italy we know and love. At least we saved on tips!
Written October 4, 2019
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Ebru A
Ankara, Türkiye1,100 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
It is a picturesque town. The coastal part is very scenic. The town center located at the mountainous part. You can go there by walk through the tunnel. The town has an old and big cathedral that is a main land mark. You can find many cosy cafés, restaurants, and shops. It is possible to go Amalfi by boat/bus/car from Naples. The road condition is not very good from Naples. You need to drive on a narrow road with many curves to reach Amalfi. You can also participate to a bus tour or by a bus ticket in the center of Naples. However, you need to learn the bus schedule and the app travel time before making your trip plan.
Written September 18, 2018
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Nabih M
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Friends
Police racism at its finest. My brother unfortunately ended up doing his wedding in Amalfi. The streets are very narrow, clustered with people, no parking slots, and overpriced!.
Those are normal since we expected such issues in a small mountain city. But the best part of Amalfi is the police. We had a car engine problem that will be risky if I kept going where I will end up hitting someone. I stopped in the city center taxi stop to see what is going on. The police insisted on moving the car regardless and told the taxi drivers not to help me out and accused me of lying. The last trigger in me was when he said and I quote "this is Italy if you don't like it leave"..... I live in Italy at the moment..... While I am writing this review I am in the process of moving out of Italy..... My tax money is no good to narcassist racist people...... Sorry for discriminating but u are no longer considered a human being if such comments are giving with pride and confidence to a person who is paying your salery from his hard earned tax money...... I hope some Italian govement body see this and will be glad to give more details and proof
Written September 8, 2022
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Ana L
Navan, Ireland2,685 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
Amalfi is small but has enough to entertain you on a half day, or even a full day, depending on your interests. Loose yourself in the narrow alleys and enjoy the vibe of the city.
Written October 15, 2020
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