Minori is a small town on the stunning Amalfi coast. It is just a few kilometres from the better-known resorts of Amalfi and Ravello yet has a special unspoilt charm. Minori's history goes back to the 7th century BC when it was inhabited by the Etruscans so, along with gorgeous beaches and a beautiful coastline to explore, Minori has a rich history to be discovered. The town is set on a hillside above the small port and has a beautiful beach.The whole Amalfi coast, from Vietri to Positano, is in fact a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The area around Minori is known for its pottery and there are places in and around your Minori villa where pottery classes are offered. Weekend workshops often take place in the area for those keen to learn a new skill.
Minori was were pasta was first developed. The fresh pasta was laid out in the town squares and along the Lungomare promenade to dry in the sun! It was served with local seafood and that tradition is still popular today, particularly in the renowned local restaurants. Mozzarella cheese, olive oil, citrus fruits and wine are all produced in this region and taste all the better sampled fresh in their home country!
The Amalfi coast is one of the most beautiful areas in Italy and can be explored by car, bicycle or on foot. See the terraced slopes on the steep cliffs which are full of vineyards and lemon groves. Explore small fishing villages; the houses are so close together that they are only accessible on foot along a maze of passageways and steps.
The nearby town of Marmorata di Ravello can be walked in ten minutes from your Minori holiday rental. The peaceful bay on the "Divine Coast" is overlooked by many private villas, each with a colourful small garden.
Naples is about 68km northwest of your holiday villa in Minori and makes a great place to visit. It has hundreds of historic churches, palaces, artworks and markets and, like many other Italian cities, is a mind-blowing experience of cultural history.
A trip to Mount Vesuvius and the ancient town of Pompeii is sure to be the highlight of any holiday in Campania. It is easy to reach by the Circumvesuviana railway which takes you right to the excavations.
During July and August the area can be hot and dry, around 84°F (29°C), but the sea breezes create a pleasant climate. Temperatures at your Minori holiday rental are mild in the winter. Hiking and outdoor activities are ideally done in the spring and fall when the weather is cooler.
The nearest airport to your holiday villa in Minori is the Napoli-Capodichino (NAP) Airport in Naples, about 70km (44 miles) drive away. The airport has regular flights to most European cities with many budget airlines. A hire car is the best way to reach Minori and will be useful for exploring the beautiful Amalfi coast.