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Hotel San Michele

Amalfi Coast

Our travels started in Rome where we picked up our car and then we drove down to Amalfi on the Amalfi Coast. For the next five days it was heaven, staying at our home-away-from-home, the Villa San Michele.

The Villa San Michele is stunning. It is located just outside of Amalfi. It was relaxing at the hotel, down by the water, or walks to Amalfi (2 km) or Minori (4km) - what a way to start the morning. This was our base to tour the Amalfi Coast.

Amalfi Coast Villa San Michele
Rosa and Nicola Glenn at Villa San Michele
Villa San Michele Villa San Michele

The Villa San Michele is a special place, we have recommended it as a Great Place to Stay for years. (From Top Right: the hotel hands on the cliffs along the Amalfi Coast. There are over 100 stairs down to the hotel and once you arrive, you are in a different type of place. Once at the hotel, the water and plants seem to take over. Rosa and Nicola are the hosts, they give you great treatment and the meals are excellent. There are small courtyards to relax with a drink or read, and the views, well you just never forget the view.

Atrani Atrani
Atrani Atrani is the town adjacent to Amalfi, and I think it really stands for the Amalfi Coast. The views from and to Atrani are stunning. Not that much to do in the town itself, but a walk through its narrow little stairways always has the feel of an adventure and then you come out on a piazza, and you are greated with the remarkable views of the sea.
Positano Positano
Of course one has to go to Positano and there are sights to see. You will definetly feel the pressure of tourists at this location. Be prepared to walk up and down and endless steps. .
Positano Positano
Ravello Ravello
The hilltop town of Ravello is one of those "musts" of a trip to the Amafli Coast. Great ambiance. Good ceramic shopping. Spend some relaxing time walking through the remains of the two grand villas.
Sorrento Sorrento
From Amalfi, take a boat or the bus to Sorrento for a day trip at least., Much larger than Positano or Amalfi, Sorrento has an area with old narrow streets, numerous pleasant restaurants and some good leather shopping to boot!


We will also be updating our Travel Journal with our experiences. As well, updates and new notes fo the Great Places to Stay site.