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The 10 things to do and see in Amalfi coast

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 on the Amalfi Coast 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 stretching from Positano to Vietri on the sea with the city of Amalfi button.

1. Visit Amalfi with its golden dome and the museum of paper

Amalfi

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 with the East.

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.

2. Getting lost in the streets of Positano

Positano

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.

3. Make an unforgettable excursion to the Path of the Gods

Sentiero degli dei

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.

4. Buy a tipical ceramic souvenir at Vietri on the sea

Vietri sul mare

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.

5. Discover the uncontaminated nature of the Ferriere Valleye

Valle delle Ferriere

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!

6. Look out over the terrace of Villa Rufolo in Ravello

Ravello

NNamed 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.

7. Taste a slice of "Ricotta and Pera" in Minori

Minori

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".

8. Diving in the Furore Fjord

Furore

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.

9. Excursion to Punta Campanella

Punta Campanella

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.

10. Visti Atrani

Atrani

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.

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