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The Amalfi Coast is the coastline of Campania in the south of the Sorrento peninsula, opposite the Gulf of Salerno. The Amalfi Coast, bordered to the west and east of Positano from Vietri sul Mare, a town is famous worldwide for its beautiful landscapes, takes its name from the town of Amalfi, the central core of the Amalfi Coast is geographically, historically .
Positano, the pearl of the Amalfi Coast, considered by many the most beautiful towns in the area. Distinguish the myriad of small houses in shades of peach and pink facing the sun. Positano is a typical holiday spot south of Italy, full of trendy boutiques.
The beaches of Positano are the typical beach south of the sixties. Vacationers who lunch at the beach, ladies who browse in the boutiques. To find the beach of Positano Fornillo, small and not very crowded and the beach near the Grande city center. Positano is the most expensive places in the area, prices are high compared to other countries.
You'll find easy to reach Positano by ferries that serve the Amalfi Coast. You can climb on Alicost ferries departing from Salerno, Capri and Ischia. If you want to get to Positano from Naples you use the Metro del Mare ferry company.
The Cathedral of Amalfi, which is the Cathedral of St. Andrew, is an imposing masterpiece at the top of a steep staircase always crowded with locals and tourists. The Cathedral of Amalfi is in the style typical of the Arab-Norman churches in Sicily. Enter through the massive bronze doors made in Constantinople. The interior of the cathedral is simpler than the outside but is worthy of note in each case the altar, accompanied by bronze and marble statues and mosaics. During high season you can visit the Cathedral through the Cloister of Paradise and paying 2.50 euros.
The Amalfi Coast has always been full of lemon. Their cultivation increased dramatically when it was discovered that lemons were useful for scurvy (a disease caused by deficiency vitamica C). Lemons are such a symbol of Amalfi Coast, and especially to be mentioned by many authors. What is the lemon of Amalfi "sfusato Amalfi", precisely tapered shape as well as intense and clear skin and few seeds. The Amalfi lemon is harvested with a small piece of branch, recognized for this. Limoncello, of ancient origin, is known abroad. It 'a liquor to drink iced, and you can prepare at home, thanks to its simple recipe (the ingredients are water, alcohol, sugar and lemon peel). limoncello in Amalfi is considered the best, thanks to high quality and uniqueness of the lemons used.
Ravello is situated on the hills above Amalfi, sophisticated city that thrives on tourism, with beautiful gardens overlooking a beautiful landscape and views mozzafiate, according to Gore Vidal's most beautiful in the world. Ravello has had many famous visitors such as Wagner and Virginia Woolf. If you can get games from Amalfi to Ravello tortuosissima along a 7 km long road. along the Valley of the Dragon.
Maiori, near Salerno, another village in the beautiful Amalfi Coast. Since 1997 Unesco world heritage site along with all other countries of the coast. Maiori goes back to the Etruscans, now depends on Tourism.
Minor, a few kilometers from Amalfi, is also accessible on foot from Ravello for about a kilometer. Minori is a small town popular with holidaymakers although less interesting than Amalfi and Positano, is still one very alive and kept so by summer tourism. Minor is the pride of Villa Roma Antiquarian, or the ruins of an ancient Roman villa holiday.
Atrani is located in the province of Salerno, the Amalfi Coast. And 'one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, so much so that the club is relevant to them. Atrani is the second smallest town in Italy and the first in the South. The center of Atrani is near the mouth of the River Dragon.
The Emerald Grotto, near Amalfi, is a wonderful natural cave. With a ticket for 5 euros you can admire it and will leave you speechless seeing the emerald green water. The height of the cave is 24 meters which created stalactites and stalagmites. Curious to know is that on Christmas Day and Epiphany every year without a wetsuit divers descend into the waters of the Emerald Grotto to reach the underwater ceramic crib.
Praiano was an ancient fishing village, whitewashed all around Monte Sant'Angelo. During the time that Amalfi was maritime republic, the doges were used to stay in Praiano.
Vietri Sul Mare
Vietri sul Mare, the last town on the Amalfi Coast, is famous for its beautiful ceramics whose production dates back to Roman times. The ceramics were favored by the real Naples during the Renaissance with its bright colors. A Vietri sul Mare will find the Museum of Ceramics and of course many shops specializing in this regard. If you're in the area along "Route Blue Ribbon" that starts from Vietri sul Mare to Sant'Agata, a spectacular section built by the Bourbon family and that covers all the Amalfi Coast.
Salerno is a large port city culturally born after the arrival of the Norman people, however, that decadent charm that hides in a beautiful historic center. And 'in fact right in the center when you get old you have to linger in Salerno, where you will find interesting eateries, churches, taverns, wine bars, etc. .. Salerno you can run safely walk and stroll along the waterfront that is worth a stop.
If you stay in the Amalfi Coast that you can not taste the many dishes worthy of note typical of the area, such as limoncello and lemons of Amalfi, the true pizza, pasta, grilled meat and fish.
To explore the Amalfi Coast is perfect to make a first trip by ferry. Take a boat from Positano to Amalfi and visit the town and then also Atrani. But there are also some beautiful trails as the Path of the Gods, which goes into the hills from Positano to Praiano. Warning! This section covers walking for at least six hours! The Amalfi Coast offers other walks more "soft", can be found by visiting the routes at the tourist offices. Even the bikes and scooters are useful to explore the hinterland.