Overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea, the Amalfi Coast extends in the Gulf of Salerno and includes some of its most famous places, from Positano to Ravello and naturally Amalfi.
The road unwinds like a balcony suspended between the cobalt-blue sea and the slopes of the Lattari Mountains along alternating valleys and promontories between small bays, beaches and terraces cultivated with citruses, vineyards and olive groves. It’s a unique place that has been included in UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites.
Positano, a holiday resort since Roman times with its white houses heading down towards the sea and surrounding the church of Santa Maria Assunta (its dome also has majolica tiles). Its little alleyways are typical and have numerous shops where local crafts can be purchased, along with the flights of steps taking people from the top part of town down to the beach. Among the most important beaches are Spiaggia Grande and Spiaggia di Fornillo, which can both be reached on foot; La Porta, Arienzo and San Pietro Laurito
beaches can all be reached by boat.
Maiori - among the most popular seaside resort for the fine-sand beach, boast churches whose domes are finished with majolica tiles
Minori, which is considered heaven on the coast thanks to its airy, fresh climate.
Ravello, which is nestled at 350 m asl. Its elegant villas have made it one of the coast’s most enchanting towns: The gardens and panoramic viewpoints at Villa Rufolo and Villa Cimbrone are absolutely breathtaking.
Heading down towards the sea is the town of Amalfi, the ancient Maritime Republic after which the coast was named. The Arab-Sicilian cathedral of Sant’Andrea Apostolo - rebuilt in Baroque style in the 1700’s - with its marvellous flight of steps and charming cloister must be toured.
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