Amalfi’s New Luna Rossa Parking Garage

One might at first question  my sanity when I say that I’m really excited about the opening of a new parking garage. But if you’ve tried to park on the Amalfi Coast before, you’ll understand the excitement. While the Amalfi Coast road is considered one of the most scenic drives in the world, the challenges of parking here make stopping anywhere along that drive difficult at best. Parking in Amalfi just got a lot less stressful with the opening of the Luna Rossa parking garage located between Amalfi and the neighboring village of Atrani.

Luna Rossa Parking Garage Amalfi

New Luna Rossa Parking Garage in Amalfi

The small white entrance to the parking garage leads into the 4 level garage that has been dug out of the mountainside of Amalfi – an engineering feat that has taken five years of excavation to complete. The garage has dedicated parking for the nearby Hotel Luna Convento, 204 parking spaces for cars and 30 for motorcycles and scooters. In addition to the four level parking garage, a pedestrian tunnel was built connecting the road to Piazza Municipio in Amalfi. Locals are already taking the shortcut, which makes the walk from the opposite side of Atrani to the center of Amalfi take only 5 minutes!

Luna Rossa Parking Amalfi

Entrance to garage on right and pedestrian walkway on left

The view when you enter the parking garage looking toward Atrani is quite nice. I have to admit that for a parking garage it has pretty nice views!

Atrani Luna Rossa Parking Garage

Looking toward Atrani and the Amalfi coastline

We parked on the second level of the garage and took the stairs back down to the main level. The parking spaces are a relatively good size by Italian standards. If you can get that SUV to Amalfi, you’ll be able to park just fine.

Amalfi stress free parking

Parking in the Luna Rossa garage

There are stairs and an elevator connecting the four levels of the parking garage. I can’t imagine the amount of work that had to go into excavating this massive space in the mountain!

Parking Garage Amalfi

Four level parking garage in Amalfi

Everything comes at a cost, especially stress-free parking. The parking is €3.00 per hour, which may seem steep to some visitors. But when you travel so far to visit a town, it’s so frustrating to get there and find there isn’t any parking available. For much of the month of August, the parking area behind the port in Amalfi is full every day. Visitors would drive through town and not be able to stop! Hopefully, these 204 additional parking spaces will help relieve the stress of parking in town during the busy summer months.

Parking Costs Amalfi

Parking costs for Luna Rossa

Now, I’ll take you on a walk through the new pedestrian tunnel connecting the Amalfi Coast road near the Hotel Luna to Piazza Municipio.

Entrance to the pedestrian tunnel

Walking along the pedestrian tunnel

On the way to Piazza Municipio in Amalfi

Blue sky at Piazza Municipio

Piazza Municipio entrance to tunnel

The pedestrian tunnel is surprisingly cool, and will be refreshing during the warm summer months. The tunnel was made quite large so emergency vehicles could pass through if necessary. The garage opened last month, and since has been quite the curiosity for locals. It’s a big achievement for Amalfi, and I hope it will make parking much easier for travelers who want to drive the Amalfi Coast road.

And for those of you that that are curious, the name Luna Rossa means Red Moon and refers to when the full moon takes on that magical red hue. It’s also the name of a beautiful Neapolitan song called Luna Rossa. Here’s a bit of music to get you in the mood for driving down the Amalfi Coast!

This entry was posted in Amalfi, Amalfi Coast, Driving, Travel.

19 Comments

  1. Welshcakes Limoncello April 18, 2011 at 14:10 #

    That’s quite stylish!

    • Laura April 19, 2011 at 08:00 #

      Ciao Pat! I think it was very well done. The exterior used to be there as some sort of small garage, I think. So they left that basically the same, if I’ve understood correctly, and just excavated the rest of the garage. It’s been under construction since the first time I visited Amalfi in 2007!

  2. Bo Cung April 19, 2011 at 04:15 #

    How do we get to this parking garage from Praiano?

    • Laura April 19, 2011 at 08:01 #

      The Luna Rossa parking garage is just east of Amalfi before you go through the tunnel to Atrani. Can’t miss it!

  3. LindyLouMac in Italy April 19, 2011 at 18:52 #

    Absolutely brilliant, I was please to note that there is a reduced tariff for residents.

    • Laura April 21, 2011 at 08:39 #

      Ciao Linda! Yes … very nice that there’s a reduced rate for the residents of Amalfi. I hope it will be useful for them as well!

  4. Rafael in Miami April 9, 2012 at 18:03 #

    Ciao Laura,we will be in the Amalfi Coast on May 24th. How early in the day do you think Luna Rossa Parking will fill up? Is there a way to make a reservation, or is it first-come-first-serve? Also, do you have any suggestions for Positano? Grazie, Rafael

    • Laura April 10, 2012 at 08:56 #

      Ciao Rafael, Thanks for stopping by and for your comment! Unfortunately, I’m not sure when the parking garage will fill up, but between there and the parking lots in Amalfi you shouldn’t have too much trouble. It is first come and there are no reservations. Not sure what to recommend about parking in Positano, because we don’t drive there often during the busy season. I believe there’s a small parking garage, but I’ve heard it’s quite expensive. You can take a ferry from Amalfi to Positano, which is also a very enjoyable and affordable way to see the Amalfi Coast from the sea. Have a great visit!

  5. Margalit February 21, 2013 at 07:37 #

    Hi Laura
    I plan a trip to Italy in April, including a few days in Amalfi town.
    While the idea of the garage sounds great thee information about it is probably hidden in the mountain (like the garage itself) – I cannot find it on maps.
    Can you tell me how far do I have to walk from may parked car to town (let’s say the Duomo)? Are there any stairs?
    thanks
    Margalit

    • Laura February 21, 2013 at 17:43 #

      Ciao Margalit, Unless it’s a recently made map, you probably won’t find any mention of the parking garage. However, it’s right between Amalfi and Atrani not far from the watchtower that is part of the Hotel Luna. You can walk from there to Amalfi via the tunnel in a few minutes without any steps. However, I’m not sure about long term parking. You might want to check with the hotel where you’re staying about options. Have a lovely trip to Amalfi this spring!

  6. micky April 13, 2013 at 17:58 #

    Ciao Laura
    I have booked Fontana Hotel at Piazza Duomo. What Parking seem to be the closest to the Hotel?

    Thanks
    Micky

    • Laura April 13, 2013 at 21:53 #

      Ciao Micky, I would recommend checking with the hotel where you’ll be staying since they’ll be able to help you in the most convenient way for parking. Thanks!

  7. Christina March 3, 2014 at 18:10 #

    Ciao Laura,
    We are planning on visiting Amalfi Coast in a couple of weeks, 3/23/14. I wanted to check and make sure that the parking garage is open year round.
    Is there a day rate or is it just hourly?
    Thank you,
    Christina

    • Laura March 8, 2014 at 07:39 #

      Hi Christina, Yes, the parking lot is open year round, but I’ve not parked there recently to know the rates for hourly or daily. Hope you have a wonderful visit to the Amalfi Coast!

  8. Shane June 19, 2014 at 15:24 #

    Hello, I will be driving from Sorrento to Amalfi. The Luna Rossa Garage looks perfect. However, I’m finding it impossible to locate the actual address. Does anyone know the address, or have coordinates? Many thanks.

    • Laura Thayer June 20, 2014 at 09:21 #

      Hi Shane, Thanks for your comment! Hum, exact addresses can be a bit tricky here. Not that they don’t exist – it’s that the they’re not always accurate on Google Maps or other online mapping websites. If you’re driving from Sorrento you’ll pass all the way through Amalfi, go around a curve with a watchtower on your right and then very shortly after the entrance to the garage is on the left. If you go through a tunnel and reach Atrani you have gone too far and will have to turn around. Not recommended! :-) Here are the coordinates for the entrance to the Luna Rossa parking garage: 40.634001, 14.607052

      • Shane June 20, 2014 at 14:22 #

        Thank you, Laura!

  9. Sonia Canilleri July 20, 2014 at 17:20 #

    We are going to visit the Amalfi coast in August 2014. We are a family of 7 and will be hiring a car. We will be staying in Sorrento and would like to visit Amalfi, Positano, Ravello, Capri and Pompeii. Do you think that it is better to go by bus since parking is a problem? Do we find places to park in Positano?

    • Laura Thayer August 29, 2014 at 22:06 #

      Hi Sonia, thanks for your comment! I’d say that parking in Positano would be the most challenging. There is public parking in both Amalfi and Ravello, but it’s much more limited in Positano. If you’re staying in Sorrento, you might consider going to Positano by bus and then perhaps driving to Amalfi and Ravello on a separate trip if you have enough time. Have a wonderful time!

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