Every year, millions of tourists come to Italy and specifically to Campania just to go and stay fascinated by the landscapes of charm and the many natural, historical and artistic beauties that it hides.
We are talking of course of the Amalfi Coast ride and in this article we give you some tips on the 10 things to do and see to enjoy the best of your holidays on this fascinating stretch of coast which starts from Positano to Vietri sul amre with the city of Amalfi heart of the famous ride.
Amalfi, townlet that gives the name to the coast, was the first of the four Maritime Republics, and for a long time held the monopoly of trade in the Mediterranean sea.
It looks like a cluster of white houses clinging to the mountain, and which are connected by small alleys and stairways. You must visit the Cathedral of St. Andrew the Apostle, which, located on top of an impressive staircase, overlooks the homonymous square.
Not to be missed is also the Paper Museum that offers a very interesting guided tour through which you will be shown how they produced the paper in the thirteenth century.
Pearl of the Amalfi Coast, Positano is one of the most romantic places in the world.
Elegant and luxurious, it is perfect for those who love shopping and "good life". Positano has a wealth of boutiques, bars and restaurants where you can sample the many specialties including lemon delight and Positano cake.
However, if you love the relax, you can lie on a sunbed of the two beautiful beaches (Fornillo and Spiaggia Grande) and enjoy the beautiful landscape.
From Positano to Agerola, you can explore one of the most beautiful hiking trails in the world and its stunning views, the "Sentiero degli Dei".
Suitable for walking and hiking, the trail runs along the entire coastline for about 7 km and, in the clearest days, gives the possibility to admire the magnificence of our coasts from above.
The most interesting part is located in Nocelle, fraction of Positano.
Here, in fact, there are many pine forests, caves to explore and hidden corners of the Amalfi Coast.
Vietri sul mare is known as the "city of ceramics".
The art of the master potters is present in every corner of this beautiful village, you can just stroll through the narrow streets of the old town to admire the beautiful tiles that adorn the walls of the houses.
You must see the Ceramics Museum of Villa Guariglia in Raito and the Church of San Giovanni Battista.
Situated in the locality of Pontone, the Ferriere Valley is one of the most characteristic Italian pristine nature reserves.
Here you will find waterfalls and streams, making the cool even in summer and lush vegetation in the tropical mold.
For nature lovers, a visit to the Valley of the Ferriere is a must experience!
Named a UNESCO World Heritage, Ravello is one of the favorite destinations of tourists from all around the world.
Besides enjoying the beautiful landscape, we strongly advise you to visit Villa Rufolo, a real architectural masterpiece, Villa Cimbrone, famous for its manicured gardens and the Museum, located inside the Cathedral.
Do not also miss the "Ravello Festival", a musical event held in the impressive Auditorium Oscar Niemeyer.
A few meters from Scala, the most ancient village of the Coast, stands Minor, one of the favorite holiday destinations from the Roman nobility. The main attractions of the place are the Roman Maritime Villa, which contains numerous mosaics and frescoes highly appreciated by art lovers, and the Basilica of Santa Trifomena, as guardian of the centuries of the Patron Saint of the city remains.
Once the town is visited, it is imperative to stop for a moment at the famous pastry shop of Sal De Rio, the inventor of the tasty cake "Ricotta and Pera".
Hidden in the mountains, Furore is the only fjord which can be admired in Italy.
If what you seek is peace, this small glimpse is what is right for you, away from it all, you will be completely immersed in nature and relax lulled by the sound of the sea.
From the small bridge, suspended 30 meters above the water, it holds one of the stages of MarMeeting, the world championship of diving from great heights.
The promontory of Punta Campanella is the extreme offshoot of the Sorrento Peninsula on the Italian Tyrrhenian coast and is one of the few spots where you can see the Gulf of Salerno and the Gulf of Naples join.
To overcome the area, there are the lighthouse and the tower that, in antiquity, probably housed a temple dedicated to Athena.
The protected sea air is also the perfect place for diving, thanks to the wonderful seabed and water clarity.
Less than a kilometer from Amalfi there is Atrani, one of the most beautiful towns in Italy.
The square is overlooking the sea and the first houses are concentrated around it.
Don't miss the opportunity to visit the Church of San Salvatore, the cave of Masaniello and the Cave of the Saints, which will amaze you with its Byzantine-style frescoes.
The shipyard Maresca is located in the Gulf of Naples, it offers maintenance, overhaul and storage for all types of pleasure boats.
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Tours through the history, culinary traditions and beautiful scenery of the main attractions of the Campania region
Esposito Travel organizes private and group tours, boat excursions and transfers to the Amalfi Coast, Sorrento, Naples, Pompeii and more.
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Relaxation and fun for the whole family at the resort Le Axidie in Vico Equense, a few km away from Sorrento
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Nerano and Sant'Agata
Country Life Relais offers elegant accomodations in Sant'Agata, a little village located between the Sorrento Coast and the Amalfi Coast
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The B&B Villa Concetta is a few minutes walking from Sorrento center, in panoramic position, is equipped with all the amenities.
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Laura is an official licensed tour guide who works in many beautiful locations in the Gulf of Naples, especially in Pompeii and Herculaneum.
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Renato Cuomo, driver che opera in Penisola Sorrentina e Costiera Amalfitana propone tour e panoramiche escursioni.
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Franco Trekking Positano is an authorized guide who organize hikes, treks and food tasting trekking in Sorrento and Amalfi Coast
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