Atrani Travel Summary

Atrani is a charming fishing village on the beautiful Amalfi Coast and is characterised by its outstanding location, genteel authentic Italian feel and quaint churches & piazzas.

The Atrani Travel Summary is segmented into 2 key travel themes to immerse you into everything Atrani:

  1. An introduction and brief history to this wonderful town;
  2. What to See

Hope you enjoy it!  Carpe Diem!

1. An introduction and brief history to this town:

Atrani’s houses cascade down the cliff edges with an intricate small alleyways, flights of steps and passageways linking up the various parts of the town.

Atrani is also known as Amalfi’s village of churches and includes the Franciscan Monastery of Santa Rosalia, the Church of St Maria del Bando, the Church of St Salvatore de Birceto, the Chapel of St Gertrude, the Church of St Maria Immacolata, the Church of the Carmine and the Church of St Michele.

The town is known for its black sandy beaches and are located few steps from the town centre via a stone staircases and the beaches tend to be quieter than its neighbouring villages and towns.  Amalfi, Positano and Ravello are all a short distance away and if you travel north you can also visit the quaint fishing village at Cetara,  Minori and Maiori.  Owing to its small size you can easily explore the village within a couple of hours.   The most popular bases in the area are Amalfi and Positano.

2. What to See

Church of San Salvatore de’ Bireto

AllThingsTravel Top Pick:

  • The Church of San Salvatore de’ Bireto is located in the main square of Atrani (Piazza Umberto I) and was founded in 940 AD
  • It was the church of the Doges of Amalfi where the coronation of the Doges of the Republic of Amalfi once took place and now their place of burial


Collegiate Church of Santa Maria Maddalena

AllThingsTravel Top Pick:

  • The Collegiate Church of Santa Maria Maddalena has a wonderful position overlooking the sea
  • Founded in 1274, it is famous for its 16th-century bell tower and its Baroque interior


Spiaggia di Atrani Beach

AllThingsTravel Top Pick:

  • Spiaggia di Atrani Beach is one of the sandiest beaches on the Amalfi Coast
  • It is famous for its black sand and is usually quiet compared to other beaches on the Amalfi Coast



AllThingsTravel Top Pick:

  • Only a short walk away Amalfi is wonderful town and capital of the Amalfi Coast
  • Check out the Amalfi Cathedral, Cloister of Paradise, Marina Grand and wonderfully atmospheric old town
  • The views from Amalfi Cathedral’s bell tower are well worth the climb to the top
  • Take a walk along Valle delle Ferriere which is a fantastic nature reserve that climbs out from the foothills of Amalfi
  • Amalfi makes for a great town to base yourself for your Amalfi Coast adventure and offers a good choice of value-for-money accommodation and transport links






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