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Holidays to Amalfi coast provide a backdrop for your inner explorer to be unleashed among its spectacular scenery. The winding coastal road offers unsurpassed views of seas, islands and mountain and exquisitely pretty villages that cling to the steep hillsides as if defying gravity. Beaches and coves are of shingle, many accessible by steps or lift only. The pastel-coloured cluster of buildings and steep winding streets that is Positano, crammed with boutiques, restaurants and cafes is fashionable with Italian film stars as well as holidaymakers seeking a touch of romance and true Italian style. An ancient maritime power, and the largest town on the coast, Amalfi is an attractive jumble of historical buildings, hotels, shops and cafes. Dominated by magnificent 11th century Sant’ Andrea Cathedral, the town is famous for its colourful pottery. From Amalfi’s harbour, frequent public transport operates to the islands and along the coast giving you the perfect opportunity to avail of our cheap Amalfi coast sun package holidays from Dublin Ireland. Or explore the Amalfi coast with cheap last minute deals to Sorrento with Abbey Travel.
The official language of Italy is Italian. English is understood in the larger cities but not in the more remote parts of the country.
The Euro (EUR) is the official currency, which is divided into 100 cents. Those arriving in Italy with foreign currency can obtain Euros through any bank, ATM or bureaux de change. ATMs are widespread. Travellers cheques can be exchanged with ease in the large cities, not so in the smaller towns. Credit cards are accepted in upmarket establishments and shops around the cities. Banks are closed on weekends, but tend to have better rates than casas de cambios.