A stretch of coastline on the southern coast of the Sorrentine Peninsula of Southern Italy, this area is well known for travel in the region, Italy and the world. Attracting thousands of tourists each year, its stunning beauty and ample options for travel make it a great place to relax and enjoy the culture of the area.
Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997, you can imagine what this area has to offer. Chosen for its beauty and uniqueness, it is a blend between mountain and sea, foothills and small colorful towns and villages dotting the landscape. Within this area, visitors find ample destinations to make the memories of a lifetime. 13 areas within the coast are the common draws to the region for tourists. These area sites include:
Vietri sul Mare – The gateway to the coast. Well known for its ceramic production and its beautiful hill towns, reminiscent of times long past.
Cetera – A small village known for its fishing and culinary taste treats based on the spoils from the sea.
Maiori – Ancient, yet with a new appearance, this area is home to sites such as the castle of San Nicola de Thoro Plano, a must see.
Tramonti – A group of villages set in mountains and surrounding by vineyards and wine and dairy, an agritoursts dream.
Minori – Anther ancient area this site includes a Roman Villa from 1st century AD and other ancient sites as well as food representing the region and its culinary treasures.
Atrani – Small and picturesque, this includes the ancient church of San Salvatore de’ Birecto another must see for the history buff.
Ravello – Stunning views and vistas hundreds of feet above the ocean, architecture and nature have been drawing artists to this area for generations.
Scala – Known for its coastline and monuments, it is the oldest town on the coast today.
Amalfi – The namesake, it includes museums, ancient area sites and is well known for its beautiful handmade paper as well.
Conca dei Marini – A village overlooking the Emerald Grotto and historical architecture, the views are stunning in this area.
Furore – “the town that does not exist” wild beauty is found throughout.
Praiano – Flowers, domes, towns and romance abound throughout this area.
Positano – The pearl of the coast, this area is known for its tourist industry. Arts and crafts, small town charm and all the amenities are easy to find in Positano.
The finest of all Italy, the Amalfi Coast will inevitably remain as stunning in the future as it has been throughout its past.
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