Situated in the historic centre of Amalfi, the Hotel
Fontana overlooks on one side the meandering coastline
which reflects itself in the glittering Tyrrhenian Sea
and on the other the main Piazza with its imposing bell
tower of the majestic Cathedral Sant’Andrea. Famed
for its beauty and history, the Amalfi Coast is the
perfect choice for an amazing weekend getaway, a romantic
honeymoon or a relaxing family holiday. While staying
at the Hotel Fontana Amalfi you can explore the magic,
history, secrets and landscape this stunning region
has to offer.
Shadowed by the bell tower that adjoins the breathtaking
Cathedral of Sant’Andrea, a taste of the Orient
can be felt throughout. From the Arabic influences in
the art and architecture to the history of the origins
of coffee, carpets, paper and even the compass! It is
from this quaint seaport that it is believed the Italians
first experienced the rich aroma and flavour of the
coffee beans shipped from across the seas.
Let the celebrated Flavio Gioia, the sailor who is
said to have perfected the compass, point you in the
direction of his home Amalfi, where endless discoveries
both native and foreign can be made. From the Arabic
arches of the Chiostro del Paradiso, to the relics of
the apostle of Sant’Andrea, to the history of
paper, and the “Tavole Amalfitane”, Amalfi
has something for everyone.
Getting to the Hotel
If you are arriving to Amalfi by air, the nearest airport
is in Naples which is well connected to most European
cities. From Naples you have a number of choices.
From Naples sea port you can take a ferry which will
bring you directly to Amalfi. This is approximately
a one hour journey and is the quickest and most scenic
way in which to discover this stunning coastline.
The Circumvesuviana regional train from Napoli Centrale
(Piazza Garibaldi) to Sorrento then the SITA bus down
the Amalfi coast via Positano and Praiano can also be
taken and though slightly longer, you do then experience
the thrill of the winding cliff top roads and breathtaking
scenery that stretches out beyond the horizon. Check
out our useful
links page for information and websites
regarding each of these routes.
If you are arriving by car from either Rome or Naples,
follow the A3 motorway in the direction of Salerno and
from the A3 take the exit for Vietri Sul Mer and from
here you will follow signs for Amalfi.
Once you arrive in Amalfi town, the Hotel is located
on the main Piazza.