Described as one of the most beautiful in Italy, Atrani is a small fishing village ideal for those looking for a quiet, peaceful vacation.
Atrani is the only town on the Amalfi Coast to have truly preserved the typical appearance of a small fishing village. The town’s center is the beautiful piazza, on which stands the church of San Salvatore.
From here, a maze of narrow streets leads to the upper part of the village, from where you can admire a natural panorama of breathtaking colors. The sea that embraces the small beach of Atrani, especially in the warm colors of sunset, is a sight not to be missed by those who decide to spend a few days on the Amalfi Coast.
Like all the other towns on the Amalfi Coast, it rises to new heights thanks to a thousand flights of stairs and a maze of narrow streets that wind their way between the houses, suddenly leading to the famous Piazza di Atrani.
Originally created as a staging area for boats on stormy days, Atrani Square owes its shape to its original use.
In fact, the square only opens out towards the beach and the sea, like a theater with a centuries-old backdrop.
Over the years, Atrani’s piazza has become a meeting place for young and old alike. The town, built in a hollow on the Amalfi Coast, is protected from the noise and traffic of neighboring towns. This is why it has become an irreplaceable destination for those who want to relax in front of an unparalleled natural spectacle, sipping a coffee or a limoncello in absolute tranquillity, while the sun, which is rarely lacking in these parts, caresses the colors of the sea.
The short distance between Atrani and Amalfi has blended the fortunes of the two towns, which have often been confused, and even today it’s difficult to see them as separate realities.
During the period of the Amalfi Republic, the town of Atrani was part of the confederation with the role of twin town. When the Republic of Amalfi came to an end, it was incorporated into the Norman territories of southern Italy. The Pisans sacked it in the 12th century, causing its partial destruction.
Atrani also boasts a small beach of around 130 meters, popular with families with children thanks to its shallow, sandy seabed.
The beach at Atrani is also easily accessible from Amalfi, as it is around 800 meters away, and is considered one of the most beautiful beaches on the Amalfi Coast. The beach is well equipped with an establishment that rents umbrellas and deckchairs, but there is also a free beach area.