A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997, the striking stretch of coastline of the Amalfi coast is one of the most mesmeric, cultural landscapes in the world. The area is a popular holiday destination for hikers, who enjoy trekking through the phenomenal mountainous landscapes surrounding the coast, including the incredible Monte Tre Calli.
Amalfi coast hiking-related illness and injury
Despite the unspoilt beauty of the area, where sporting activities of many kinds take place – be it walking, court, field or water pursuits – there is a risk of sustaining a sport-related injury. The terrain of the Amalfi coast is challenging for even the most experienced of hikers, and so slips, trips and falls on holiday are common.
Stay savvy during your sojourn, stick to designated hiking routes and where possible join excursions and trails rather than heading out hiking independently.
Remember to stay refreshed and hydrated. Due to its location in the south of Italy, Amalfi boasts a pleasing Mediterranean climate, warm summers and timid winters. In the height of summer, temperatures can exceed 30 degrees C. Wear sunscreen and reapply sporadically to minimise the risk of sunburn, sunstroke and other holiday-related illnesses.
Exploring the town of Amalfi
Not limiting its appeal to hikers, Amalfi is the ideal holiday spot for culture-seekers who enjoy experiencing areas of the world that remain truly quintessential of their origin. The vertiginous cliffs are adorned with distinctive Mediterranean architecture, charming abodes, town builds and places of worship.
Many of Amalfi’s streets are cobbled. This can present a risk of trips and falls for holidaymakers and locals alike. Take care when exploring the town to prevent sustaining and injury on holiday.
During your time here, don’t miss the opportunity to pay a visit to the world-famous Amalfi Cathedral. This Roman Catholic cathedral dates as far back as the 9th century and is dedicated to the Apostle Saint Andrew.
Accident Advice Helpline
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Date Published: July 22, 2015
Author: Accident Advice