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Why you should visit Amalfi Coast off season

Famed for it’s breathtaking peninsula and stunning views, the Amalfi Coast is certainly a destination you need to add to your bucket list.

I visited in the low season and although many restaurants were closed until March, I still found beauty in the place itself. Sometimes visiting in the height of the season can be chaotic and much less of a relaxing holiday, so here’s why I think you should visit the Amalfi Coast in the early part of the year…

STAY

Making Sorrento our base, my friend and I stayed right in the centre at a quaint guesthouse called La Casa dell‘Orologio. We booked the superior room which offered us AMAZING views onto the Piazza Tasso. Perfectly located for access to the train station and port.

View from hotel balcony

Superior room in La Casa dell’Orologio

DINE

Despite travelling during low season, we weren’t short of restaurant choices in Sorrento.

First meal of the trip at Ristorante Zi’Ntonio

Seafood risotto at Ristorante Zi’Ntonio

We also dined at La Basilica and ate some delightful pasta dishes and L’Abate, where we had delicious stone baked pizzas.

Pizza at L’Abate

VISIT

On the second day we took a trip to Positano. We paid €3.60 for a round trip on the Sita bus. The journey is full of twists and turns the whole way through, so proceed with caution if you are someone that gets car sick.
The bus ride took about an hour and offered some pretty stunning views along the way.

Once we arrived in Positano, we took the opportunity to take a few snaps of the incredible backdrop it has to offer before setting off to the beach.

Before lunch, we explored a little and then laid on the beach (still fully dressed). I can only imagine the buzz on this beach during the Summer, but going this time of year instead, allowed us a moment of tranquility and calmness, whilst taking in the scenery.

Unlike Sorrento, many restaurants were closed and undergoing renovations, so we found a restaurant by the beach where we ate some pizza and pasta of course.

So why should you visit the Amalfi Coast in the winter? Easy, if you’re looking for a short and relaxing getaway, then visiting this time of year is perfect. There are no crowds, you can still dine at Michelin star restaurants and if you’re fortunate enough, take in some rays whilst enjoying undeniable views.

Words: Toni Amporful

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