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Amalfi Italy Cruise Port Guide


The tenders at Amalfi drop you right at the base of the town.

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Amalfi is famous for establishing the 'rules of the sea' in the fourteenth century, and while tourist shops are housed in the shipyards where powerful galleys were once built, the former glory is remembered on a tiled map.

The town also boasts a grand cathedral with an imposing stairway, a fanciful neo-Byzantine facade, and an ancient bronze door from Constantinople.

Be adventurous and examine every nook and cranny while walking the streets and you'll be amazed at what you may find.

Tours Excursions Transportation:

Taxis are expensive, local busses are inexpensive.

The Amalfi road is incredibly scenic but also scary, just in case you want to rent a car.

It pays to compare your cruise line tours here.


Nearby Places:

The Emerald Grotto (La Grotta dello Smeraldo), is 5 km West of Amalfi town on the main coastal road heading in the direction of Positano. It is situated in the town of Conca dei Marini. There are daily boat excursions of one-hour which leave Amalfi taking guests to the Emerald Grotto. Visit the grotto and sightsee part of the striking Amalfi Coast. Ferry cruises leave daily from 9am, on the hour with the last boat at 3.30pm as the grotto closes at 4pm.

Positano is a short and scenic 25 minute ferry trip away from Amalfi. And the best way to full appreciate this beautiful town is to arrive by sea.

Shopping and Food

Amalfi is one of the bigger towns on the Amalfi coast. It has squares connected by pedestrian streets full of restaurants, souvenir shops and tourists.

The most famous local products are limoncello and artisanal paper.



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There are many cafes which offer free WiFi for customers, mostly around the main railway station.

Emergency number: 112

Opening Hours and Holidays:

Most shops and businesses in Italy open from Monday to Saturday from around 8am until 1pm, and from about 4pm until 7pm, though many shops close on Saturday afternoons and Monday mornings, and in the south the day can begin and end an hour later. In the north, some businesses work to a 9am-5pm day to facilitate international dealings. Traditionally, everything except bars and restaurants closes on Sunday, though most towns have a pasticceria open in the mornings, while in large cities and tourist areas, Sunday opening is becoming more common.

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