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Guide about Amalfi Coast travel guides

List of travel resource about Amalfi Coast: book, novels, websites and smart phone applications

Vide, tra li ccampagne,
Meta, Sorriento e Vico
de Massa li mmontagne,
sfílano 'nnanze a te.
E dint''a Grotta Azzurra
t'abbracciarraje co' me! Folk Song

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One of the most beautiful and romantic places in the world. The Amalfi Coast, between Naples and the Cilento Region, is a popular holiday destination in southern Italy. This is a historic place, rich in tradition, full of small towns along the rocky coastline and villages lost on the rolling hills amid lemon trees and orchards.

The Amalfi Coast is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, renowned for its natural beauty and its wonderful monuments: the Cathedral of Amalfi, the churches of Atrani and Conca dei Marini, the incredible fjord where Furore rises, the villas and churches of Positano and Ravello. Places where you can breathe the charm of history in the splendor of the Mediterranean Sea.

Tourists see Amalfi – the heart and major center of the Amalfi Coast – as a picturesque fishing village perched on the rocks. However, Amalfi is steeped in history as a former sea power, one of the maritime republics that dominated the Mediterranean Sea in 1200. It was a major trade and cultural centre, the place where the Tablets of Amalfi were written, i.e. the world’s first maritime code, which remained in force throughout the Middle Ages.

The beaches of the Amalfi Coast are pearls embedded in the rocks and overlooking the turquoise sea, which is an upmost destination for lovers of diving. The villages along the tourist itineraries of the Amalfi Coast, allow travelers to immerse themselves in the traditions of locals and their gastronomy.

All of the travelguides on the Amalfi Coast tell about villages, towns, and natural wonders to be visited through quick and easy walking. Unfortunately, none of these travel guides quote the true reason why millions of people flock to these places year round. That reason is the scent of the sea, which mixes with the fragrances of lemons, greenery and local dishes based on fish and crustaceans. Hotels on the Amalfi Coast typically welcome guests with traditional sweets and sorbets, thus backing up the warmth of a population that knows that its own land... is a really lucky one.

Amalfi Coast on the web

In Campania

http://www.incampania.com/en/

The official web site of Assessorato del Turismo e dei Beni Culturali of Campania Region is a perfect starting point to approach the Amalfi Coast. This web site offers a wide range of news concerning the most famous travel destinations in Campania, obviously including the Amalfi Coast. Among these news, appointments and cultural and gastronomic events.

That's Amalfi!

http://www.thatsamalfi.com

That's Amalfi! is a tourist website devoted to the Amalfi Coast. That’s Amalfi value is that it is a specific travel guide of the Amalfi Coast but at the meantime helps visitors in soaking, as in a dream, in the beauties of those places. For each travel destination between Vietri sul Mare and Positano That's Amalfi features detailled touristic information, but also tips and suggestions to make the most of this little corner of Paradise.

Books and travel guides

Travel Guides of the Amalfi Coast in English. The prices listed are discounted and are those proposed by e-tailers such as Amazon.

The Amalfi Coast with Naples, Capri and Pompeii

Frommer's - Nicky Swallow

Hundreds of photos, detailed maps, information about opening hours of tourist centers, addresses of clubs, restaurants and trattorias in the Amalfi Coast, Naples and Capri. Frommer's is a guarantee brand, thanks to the wealth of useful information these guides can provide, as well as advice and suggestions on where to stay, tours and hotel reviews. The author, Londoner Nicky Swallow, has lived in Florence and has often traveled in Campania. He’s also the author of "Day by Day Guide to Naples and the Amalfi Coast."

Walking on the Amalfi Coast

Cicerone - Gillian Price

Published in 2010 for the Cicerone Guides series, this volume provides some 30 routes for more or less demanding walking tours in the area of Sorrento’s Lattari Mountains and the Amalfi Coast. A journey through medieval villages, castles, valleys, vineyards and lemon trees, suitable for both families and experienced hikers.

Gelato Sisterhood on the Amalfi Shore

Chantal Kelly

Published in 2011, this is a very special travel guide, whose main topic are the lives of eight women of Amalfi. Their personal life, anecdotes, their stories, but especially… their recipes. A travel guide on the town of Amalfi and its specialties, flavored with a pinch of spicy stories of courtship and love.

The Wonders of the Amalfi Coast: And Capri, Ischia, Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento

Paolo Rubino

This is a very professional photographic work, which depicts the most beautiful and amazing sights in the Sorrento Peninsula, Amalfi, Naples, the islands and archaeological sites. A photographic journey that gives back an artistic representation of the most popular landmarks, but also allows to discover new landscapes and colors of folk traditions.

The Rough Guide to Naples & the Amalfi Coast

Martin Dunford

The Rough Guide, a famous and authoritative series of travel guides, proposes a travel guide dedicated to Naples and the Amalfi Coast. This is the second edition, updated with more tips and information on how to visit Naples, the archaeological sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum, the Vesuvius area, the entire Gulf of Naples and the Amalfi Coast. In the latest edition, also addresses of restaurants and bars have been updated.

The Amalfi Coast & Bay of Naples With Your Family

Nick Bruno

This is not the only travel guide of Naples and the Amalfi Coast by Frommer's, but this one is for people that visit Campania with their family and children. A practical book also made on the basis of testimonies by British families who visited Naples and its surroundings. Practical advice, must-see places, tourist attractions and natural beauties, to be enjoyed in the areas of Naples, the Gulf, Ischia, Capri, the Sorrento peninsula and the archaeological sites.

Time Out Naples: Capri, Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast

Time Out Editor

A volume dedicated to Naples and its surroundings published for the series Time Out. A very interesting travel guide that includes all the not-to-be-missed in Naples and the Amalfi Coast: museums, art works, churches and historical sites. But also the old shops of leather goods and clothing, clubs, inns and restaurants where you encounter fewer tourists and more locals.

Naples, Capri & Amalfi Coast Baedeker Guide

Baedeker

If you love traveling, Baedeker’s travel guide is a must. This is one of the most famous and prestigious brands of generalist travel guides, with all-inclusive information on the destinations. From single monuments, to specific news on cities and resorts, tips for planning a trip, transports, hotels, services available to travelers. Even the travel guide Naples, Capri & Amalfi Coast is therefore an excellent travel tool, with all the maps of major towns and cities.

Hidden Naples and the Amalfi Coast

Rizzoli - Cesare Cunaccia

A trip to Naples and the Amalfi Coast to the discover the oldest and most enduring traditions, the most hidden but well preserved spots, the finest collections of art objects and archaeological finds. A guide to the Amalfi Coast and the Gulf of Naples where you can learn many... secrets.

Travellers Naples and the Amalfi Coast

Thomas Cook Publishing

This travel guide of the Amalfi Coast and Naples is full of practical information, advice for trip planning, tips on choosing hotels, clubs and restaurants. But not only. Indeed, Thomas Cook’s travel guide also offers a perspective on the cultural aspects of this part of Italy, so rich in traditions, must see places, not to be missed sites. The guide also offers itineraries in the area of Naples and hints for hikes around the Amalfi Coast.

A Traveler's Guide to Southern Italy: Naples and the Amalfi Coast

Juliette Hall

A guide to Amalfi, the Sorrento Peninsula and Naples made using the information provided under license from Creative Commons and found on the Internet. In particular Wikipedia, of course, but not only, in order to develop a project that is going to improve in subsequent editions. The author aims to create a new way to communicate and share information. From paper to the Web, and back.

Travel Guides of the Amalfi Coast for Kindle

Landscapes of Sorrento, Amalfi and Capri

Julian Tippett

An excellent guide for walks around the Amalfi coast, designed for walkers of different levels of expertise. Most of the routes, all between Sorrento and Amalfi and the island of Capri, are walkable on foot, even by inexperienced hikers. These are the paths usually used by locals, dirt roads snaking through lemon trees and rolling hills, in a trip that allows travelers to discover ancient buildings and monasteries.

Sorrento & the Amalfi Coast

Marina Carter

Practical and historical travel guide of the Sorrento peninsula. A guide for people who walk around Amalfi, Sorrento, Ravello, or amid the ruins of Paestum, ready to enjoy local cuisine. A travel guide written by Marina Carter, who knows the area very well, and wants to help visitors to make their journey unforgettable.

Amalfi Travel Guide - What To See & Do

Jeremy Christie (Author)

A very useful travel guide for those wishing to visit Amalfi and the Amalfi Coast. It includes an interesting introduction on the history of the city, which was once one of the maritime republics, but also many addresses of clubs, restaurants, and hotels, both in Amalfi and the surrounding area. It’s a handy guide first of all, to be taken in your pocket, to learn how to move using public transports or a car, where to find parking, and all the things to see and do around the Amalfi Coast.

Snapshot Naples and the Amalfi Coast

Rick Steves

In just over 100 pages, Rick Steves can provide lots of essential information on the Amalfi Coast, Naples, Pompeii, Positano and Amalfi. The many descriptions on the main tourist attractions and historical sites, come with advice on where to eat, sleep and go party. Rick Steves’ travel guides are always useful even for trip planning.

Naples, Sorrento & the Amalfi Coast Adventure Guide

Marina Carter

This travel guide by Marina Carter, is suitable for those who wish to receive plenty of historical information about the places to visit during their trip between Naples, Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast. The archaeological sites and monuments are described within their historical or mythological context, treasured in a land where the sea and Mount Vesuvius have affected the lives of whole populations over thousands of years.

Smart Guide Italy: Naples and Campania

E. Lewis, A. Cohen, A. Ramaccia

A smart guide, in name and in deed, with numerous pictures that are associated with essential and accurate information. A quick trip between Naples, Capri, the Amalfi Coast, the Islands in the Gulf, Paestum, Pompeii, Positano, Sorrento, Vesuvius area.

Travel Guides of the Amalfi Coast: iPhone, iPad, iPod Apps

Screenshot Amalfi Coast Drive Offline Travel Guide
Amalfi Coast Drive Offline Travel Guide

by VoyagerItS
Price: €2.99
Size: 166 MB

A very comprehensive App, with plenty of historical information, and details on the monuments in the Amalfi Coast. A travel guide plus a map, with directions to the best available facilities, such as hotels, restaurants, attractions and places of particular interest.

Screenshot Amalfi Coast by by Summersky
Amalfi Coast

by Summersky
Price: $0.99
Size: 4.1 MB

Travel Guide of Amalfi, Sorrento and Positano, easy to use with detailed information on several routes. This App allows users to find useful services on the maps, such as pharmacies, post offices, ATM machines and OPS.

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Amalfi Coast Tour

by iLogic
Price: $4.99
Size: 25.2 MB

This travel guide of the Amalfi Coast offers an aid to plan the trip, helping to solve small and big needs in a simple way. The powerful search function allows you to find information and directions to places, services, shops, hotels and restaurants. The GPS function allows you to identify the single attractions on the maps.

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Amalfi World Travel

by Feng
Price: $0.79
Size: 12.6 MB

A detailed road map to move with ease between the network of roads linking villages and towns of the Amalfi Coast. The App provides interesting historical and architectural details, as well as information on essential services useful to travelers.