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The Amalfi Coast

 
 
 
Photo: Don't miss the breathtaking Amalfi Coast town of Positano. 
 

Overview

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 sea.

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.

Ravello 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.


 
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