Located on a high cliff overlooking the sea, the Eremo di San Francesco has an unique
and incomparable view of the Amalfi coast.
Isolated from the city traffic and, at the same time, a short distance from the
historic centre of the town, the villa, surrounded by a scented lemon orchard, overlooks
the neighboring village of Atrani, picturesque town characterized by an intricate
maze of houses, built practically on top of each other, that make it look like a
nativity scene, especially at night with the lights glimmering. During the time
of the Maritime Republics, Atrani was the residence of the noble families of Amalfi
and the Doges were crowned in the ancient Church of San Salvatore de Birecto.
Amalfi is a perfect starting point for organizing excursions to the other villages
of the Amalfi coast, the Sorrentine Peninsula and the islands of Capri and Ischia.
The magnificent Cathedral of Sant'Andrea, symbol of the power of the ancient queen
of the sea, the arsenals, the Cloister of Paradise, the paper factories where the
precious handmade paper of Amalfi is produced, are just some of the architectural
and cultural gems of this town.
Daily maritime transport services are provided by the following companies from April to October:
Private boats are allowed to moor at Amalfi pier.