Stretching for 50 kilometres in southern Italy, the Amalfi Coast has been recognised as a “cultural landscape” and is a UNSECO World Heritage site. It is a truly exceptional location: with the Lattari mountains, characterful towns like Positano, and of course, stunning beaches. Given its reputation, the Amalfi Coast has many high-end homes for sale, but a little further inland, you can find some affordable options and fixer-uppers with heaps of potential.
The Amalfi Coast is a magnificent 50-kilometre stretch of coastline in southern Italy, overlooking the Tyrrehenian Sea and the Gulf of Salerno. In 1997, UNESCO added the Amalfi Coast to its “cultural landscape” category, recognising it as an “outstanding example of a Mediterranean landscape, with exceptional cultural and natural scenic values”. The Amalfi coast is made up picturesque towns, each with their own personality, including Positano, Amalfi and Ravello. Positano has pulled in a celebrity crowd since the 1950s. It promises days of bathing on its beautiful beaches, the bigger of the two being Spiaggia Grande. Plus, sips of cappuccino in the morning and cocktails in the evening, in one of the legendary beachfront hotels and restaurants.
Amalfi town is fantastic for those with a passion for history, with its narrow streets, the iconic Duomo di Sant’Andrea cathedral with its shining golden mosaic at the top of its façade, and the Paper Mill Museum.
As well as lively towns, the Amalfi Coast possesses incredible nature, with the Lattari mountains setting the scene. If you love hiking, there is perhaps nowhere more beautiful to hike: the selection is vast and there is even a trail called the ‘Walk of the Gods’.
Pressed by the cliffs, the beaches on the Amalfi Coast are not wide, nor all sandy, but they are nonetheless astonishing. Marina Grande has a glamorous vibe, though you’ll need to arrive early in summer to save your spot. Erchie Beach, dotted with colourful fishing boats, offers a quieter atmosphere. Additionally, with a property on the Amalfi Coast, you’ll have snorkelling, boat trips and wine-tasting tours to fill your days with joy.
You can expect sunbathing-worthy weather on the Amalfi Coast, from June to September but can still go for a splash in October too. The hottest month is August, with an average daily maximum of 32°C with up to ten hours of sunshine a day! Spring is not as warm but the flowers in bloom add to the natural beauty of the place. Meanwhile, the coldest month is January with an average daily maximum of 13 degrees.
The Amalfi Coast is served by Naples International Airport. It has flights to the UK throughout the year, with the flight to London lasting about two hours and forty minutes.
When it comes to property for sale on the Amalfi Coast, it is possible to find an old ruin in need of renovation for under €50,000. Given how idyllic the location is, this could be the chance to transform a property into your dream home at a low price. While a small, restored family villa inland will cost you upwards of €200,000. In contrast, being close to the sea comes with a high price tag, as a one-bedroom seafront apartments costs €500,000. The Amalfi Coast has an impressive array of high-end properties. It has ample choice of multi room family villas with unobstructed coastal views, modern furnishings, and swimming pools. Should you fancy inviting many loved ones to the Amalfi Coast, or even renting out your property to holidaymakers, there are also properties for sale with nine bedrooms or more. With its long-established status as a spectacular holiday destination, property for sale on the Amalfi Coast is highly sought after.