About the neighbourhood
Maiori has made a bit of a name for itself with its sand-and-shingle beach – a rarity in these parts. It’s nearly a kilometers long, with a full back-up of bars, sunbeds and deckchairs. Water sports cover off scuba diving, snorkeling, sailing, boating and surfing, and there’s a promenade with shady lawns and benches.
Easily manageable on foot, Maiori has two main streets other than the residential areas. The Lungomare runs along the sea, and the Corso Regina, runs perpendicular to the sea. Both have shops, but the Corso Regina is more of the shopping area, and the Lungomare is more of the restaurant and bar area.
In the early evenings the promenade is filled with people for the passeggiata, locals and tourists alike, enjoying the postcard-like view. Families are walking with babies in strollers young people are walking arm in arm eating gelato and elderly men and women are walking slowly and talking with each other.
Maiori is on the bus route to Amalfi and Salerno, and the buses run very frequently in both directions. If you want to go to Positano or Sorrento, you must take the bus to Amalfi, 6 km away, and from there take another bus to your final destination. There are also ferry boats to and from Maiori linking the village to Salerno and Amalfi.