Amalfi Coast visitor information

Tourism information and tourist offices along the Amalfi Coast

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It helps to know this: Although the main gateway to the Amalfi Coast (for most visitors) is Sorrento, which lies in the Province of Naples, the Amalfi Coast itself lies in the Provincia di Salerno province—therefore, in über-¨bureaucratic Italy, the provincial office of Salerno and its satellites are where you will find the official information about most of the Amalfi Coast.

Unfortunately, the proper way to do the Amalfi Coast actually ends in Salerno, so chances are you will not have a chance to visit its tourist office first (assuming you go there at all; most do not bother—and, frankly, don't miss much).

Good thing so much info is available online these days—and the Salerno Tourism website ( is almost unique in Italy for also freely including plenty of information about its neighboring provinces as well. So, for example, its interactive clickable maps also give you intel on, say, the Monti Lattari Park, which forms the spine of the Sorrentine Peninsula above the Amalfi Coast but, technically, lies largely in Naples' province. Nice.

That said, the Sorrento tourism office does have good general information on the region (as well as a killer cafe terrace for sunset drinks), and most of the larger towns have their own tiny visitor information offices as well.

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How long does the Amalfi Coast take?

Planning your time: Budget at least a day for the Amalfi Coast. Simply to drive the coast without getting out (except to change buses in Amalfi) takes at least five hours—that's three hours touring the coast from Sorrento to Salerno, plus another hour on each end to get to and from those gateway towns.

If you do want to pack it all into a single day—and actually stop and get out in a few towns—it might be best to just book a tour that picks you up at your hotel, gives you time in each of the main Amalfi Coast towns, and returns you to your hotel 6–9 hours later:

  • From Sorrento, group tours start from $40, private drivers from $60, and private tours from $90. » book
  • From Naples, group tours start from $97, private drivers from $55, and private tours from $85. » book

Otherwise, it makes far more sense to spend at least one night on the coast.

If, however, your schedule doesn't have that much leisure time, might I suggest riding the first leg—from Sorrento to Positano to Amalfi—taking a quick spin around Amalfi town, then catching a ferry either back up the coast to Sorrento or over to Capri.

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