Sorrento & Amalfi Coast Holidays by Rail

S tretching for over 30 miles, the Amalfi Coast comprises of dramatic cliffs and panoramic viewpoints, while the towns such as Amalfi, Positano and Praiano cluster around tiny harbours. Each town along the coastline has its own identity. Amalfi Town itself is well-known for its 8th-century cathedral, Positano has the Church of Santa Maria Asssunta and Ravello boasts some beautiful terraced gardens. Sorrento is also a popular base to explore this area of Italy, offering easy access to Pompeii and the glamorous island of Capri.

Recommended Holiday Ideas

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Our Recommended Hotels in Sorrento & the Amalfi Coast

Amalfi Coast
Raito Hotel and Spa

Set on a hill overlooking the Mediterranean, this superb 5-star property is perfect for exploring the eastern Amalfi Coast, while maintaining good access to the main transport links in nearby Salerno. The ExPure Spa features Turkish hammam and sauna, while guests also appreciate the 2 outdoor pools with sea views.

Hotel Miramalfi

Nestled into a cliff side in the village of Amalfi, the Hotel Miramalfi offers a fantastic setting for your Amalfi Coast holiday. The rooms boast views over the town or sea and there are also panoramic views to be had from the restaurant and outdoor swimming pool. Guests can access the sun terraces and private beach using the hotel’s own lift, carved into the cliff.

Pasitea Hotel

Overlooking the bay of Positano, the multi-terraced Art Hotel Pasitea offers air-conditioned bedrooms with a private sea-view balcony and free Wi-Fi. Guests can choose from a large selection of national wines at the hotel’s elegant wine bar, and taste other Italian gastronomic specialities in the onsite restaurant.

Gran Paradiso Art

Overlooking the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius, the Gran Hotel Art is a beautifully located hotel for exploring Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast. You can take in the views from the outdoor swimming pool or from the terrace of the hotel’s restaurant. All bedrooms have their own balcony and some of these also command sea views.

Luna Convento Hotel

The guest rooms surround the ancient courtyard dating back to the 13th century when the hotel was once a convent. Founded in 1222 by St Francis of Assisi, Hotel Luna Convento features a large outdoor pool and a reef, complete with sun loungers and umbrellas. From here you can access the beautiful Mediteranean Sea.

Hotel Antiche Mura

The Antiche Mura Hotel is conveniently located in the centre of Sorrento, close to the station and within walking distance of the sea. Bedrooms are furnished in a classic style with air-conditioning and complimentary Wi-Fi access.There’s an indoor bar and one by the outdoor swimming pool, surrounded by citrus trees, where you can lounge with a limoncello after a day of sightseeing.

Suggested Tours on the Amalfi Coast

Car Hire from Naples Station

If you're a confident driver and don't mind coastal hairpin bends then getting around by car is probably the most flexible way to discover the Amalfi Coast.

from £120 for a 3 day hire
Pompeii & Vesuvius Full Day Tour

Join this tour by bus from Sorrento which includes admission to the fascinating archaeological area of Pompeii and free time for those who wish to climb up to the top of Mount Vesuvius.

from £70 per person

Blogs About the Amalfi Coast

4 May, 2020
The Amalfi Coast stretches along the southern edge of Italy’s Sorrentine Peninsula from the Gulf of Naples to the Gulf of Salerno. It’s been listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 1997 and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Italy.