About the destination

Known for its extraordinary terrain, the Amalfi Coast takes its name from the town of Amalfi which is located in the heart of the region. This destination lies in the province of Salerno and begins after the Sorrento Peninsula. The coastline stretches from Positano in the west to Vietri sul Mare in the east and on to the Gulf of Salerno. It is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997. This popular tourist destination is especially known for its authentic fishermen’s villages in the mountainsides, but also for its lemon trees, orange trees, olive trees, almond trees and vineyards.


The official currency of Italy is the Euro. This currency can be used in most countries of the European Union. If you plan to use your cards at your destination, don’t forget to communicate the dates of your stay in Italy to your financial institution.


The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) recommends that you consult a health professional to discuss vaccinations for the following diseases: hepatitis B, influenza, tick-borne encephalitis, yellow fever and measles. Note that two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine are required for flights from Canada and for crossing the United States border.


“Italy is a Schengen country. Canadian citizens do not need a visa to travel to Schengen countries. However, you can only travel without a visa for 90 days or less within a 180-day period. Stays are cumulative and include days spent in any Schengen country.” – Canadian Government

According to the Canadian Government, your passport must be valid for at least 3 months after the date of your expected return from the Schengen area.


Month Max Min Prec.
January 9 °C 3 °C 51 mm
February 10 °C 4 °C 32 mm
March 13 °C 7 °C 34 mm
April 14 °C 8 °C 31 mm
May 20 °C 12 °C 40 mm
June 22 °C 16 °C 29 mm
July 16 °C 21 °C 10 mm
August 26 °C 20 °C 37 mm
September 23 °C 17 °C 34 mm
October 19 °C 13 °C 69 mm
November 14 °C 8 °C 78 mm
December 10 °C 4 °C 38 mm


The official language of Italy is of course Italian. It is possible to be served in English in most tourist places. However, it is still recommended to carry an instant translation application or a French-Italian pocket dictionary.

Things to do in Amalfi Coast


Built in height, Positano has many stairs. This is what makes it so photogenic! Enjoy the beach under a colorful umbrella before heading back to your typical hotel to admire the view from your room. Afterwards, wander the small streets in search of handicrafts, or discover the art galleries. Many restaurants and bars will keep you busy in the evening.

The Path of the Gods

The Path of the Gods is a beautiful tourist trail. The trail is located on the hills of the Amalfi Coast and runs along it for a significant portion of the hike. At the top of the path, it is possible to see the villages of Praiano and Positano, the Sorrento peninsula and the island of Capri in the distance. The path requires a moderate physical effort and is not suitable for people with limited mobility. Finally, a legend mentions that Ulysses passed by the islands near Positano in order not to be carried away by the sirens that could have bewitched him.

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