Driving through the narrow winding road that stretches
from Sorrento to Salerno, you can immediately tell when you've reached
the magical Amalfi Coast.
When your senses are suddenly bombarded by the magnificence of the
panorama in front of you, you will know (and never forget) that
you have finally arrived in the magical Amalfi Coast.
The Amalfi Coast is part of the coastline in the
whole of Campania where
the merging of the majestic and green mountainous terrains rising
above with the splendidly beautiful clear blue waters of the Mediterranean
below creates a breathtakingly beautiful scenery that gives you
a sense of paradise on earth. Mother Nature at her best, the indented
coastline nestling quietly in between the mountains and the sea
has many to offer the fascinated tourist — from stunning views
from hilltop towns to hidden coves and gardens and a sandy shoreline
dotted with tiny multicolored boats.
A drive or walk through Positano, Amalfi,
Ravello and the other historically rich and picturesque towns within
the Amalfi Coast is an adventure in itself. With each town and village
having its own colourful history to tell and unique experience to
offer, it may come as no surprise if you find yourself not wanting
to ever leave this breathtakingly beautiful place.
The Amalfi Coastal Towns: Beauty and History
in One Perfect Union
The incredibly picturesque Amalfi Coast is bordered
on one side by Naples and Salerno on the
other with Capri a mere boat ride
away. With its breathtaking view of the mountains and the sea, its
pleasant weather and its beautiful gardens and seascapes, the coast
has become the favourite vacation place of the famous and the powerful,
some preferring to stay and live in this enchanting paradise in
wonderfully elegant villas that rest atop the cliffs overlooking
The towns that rest within the Amalfi Coast each
possess a quiet grandeur and character. The most famous of these
towns are Positano, Amalfi and Ravello.
A far cry from the time it was just a sleepy fishing
village, Positano today is considered
the gem of the Amalfi Coast. With its chic designer shops, world-famous
hotels and restaurants and colourful artisan workshops dotting the
main thoroughfare cascading from the top of the cliffs down to the
shore and back. Vibrant and bustling with energy from sun up to
sun down, Positano always finds itself featured in travel magazines
listed as a preferred destination of knowledgeable and discriminating
travellers. Positano also hosts a world-renowned ballet festival
and an international music festival, a clear testimony to its role
as the cultural hub and artistic mecca of the Amalfi Coast.
has been a favourite address of rich and influential personages
even during the time of the powerful maritime Amalfi Republic. Wealthy
merchants at the time built their luxurious villas and estates on
the top of magnificent mountain ridges overlooking the sea while
their workers occupied the more crowded seaside towns below. With
its breathtaking location and sunny weather ideal for the establishment
of a quiet and smart location, Ravello today is also home to two
important Romanesque cathedrals, several delightful restaurants,
enticingly beautiful and romantic gardens and host to a long list
of fabulous musical events held from May to October.