Amalfi is one of Italy’s most memorable destinations which is 276km from Rome. Amalfi has mountains which plunge into the sea in a nail-biting vertical scene of precipitous crags, cliff-clinging abodes and verdant woodland. The blue of the sea, the green of the Mediterranean maquis and the hues of citrus fruits spreading out over terraced cultivations blend with the typical architecture creates one of the most beautiful itineraries of the Amalfi Coast.
The tortuous street slips over deep gorges and runs down toward the beach and climbs up again along a sequence of breathtaking views which is an extremely unique scenery designed by bays, inlets, cliffs and small villages engrafted onto the mountains.
Paradise of Amalfi
Positano is a paradise of Amalfi, developed vertically within a tangled overlay of streets, alleys and shops that expose the colorful Positano fashions. In most attractive town center is the Parish Church of Santa Maria Assunta that shows up with its large dome, tiled in majolica and sheltering some precious works like polychrome marble altars.
Ravello is an other pearl of the coast which isan elegant and refined village, dipped in green and characterized by luxurious villas. Ravello is famous all around the world for its Festival, in the garden of Villa Rufolo, where an evocative setting and the emotion of listening to great music create an experience of extraordinary intensity. The heart of Ravello is represented by Piazza Vescovado, framed by the architecture of Palazzo Rufolo and the Cathedral with its magnificent portal and 10-feet-high bell tower.
The Medieval village of Atraniwhichis marked by small alleys, arches, courts, tiny piazzas and characteristic stairs of Amalfi. The monumental complex of Santa Maria Maddalena is located in a dominant and spectacular position, with its Baroque facade, lively dome tiled with majolica, and elegant bell tower, symbol of the village.
Amalfi has an ancient and tranquil fishing village Praiano. It that offers very suggestive naturalistic landscape, as well as a rich artisan variety linked to the traditional silk-spinning and manufacturing.
Art of Amalfi
Furore is an authentic open-air contemporary art gallery, with typical fresco-painted houses, public buildings and small piazzas. The heart of this land, await one with many naturalistic itineraries with intense colors and perfumes of agave, Indian figs, mastic gum and rosemary. Furore is also famous for its fjords which is an unexpected, spectacular expression of the power of nature.
Minori is the delightful seaside resort that links together the fascination of landscape and sea to the cultural array centered on the archaeological complex of the Villa Romana, where it is possible to admire the ancient Roman manufacturing genius, and the Museo dell’Antiquario the Museum of Antiquity that exposes several finds dating back to that period.
Amalfi coast is so small that one can easily walk from one end to the other in about 20 minutes. There are very few historical buildings of note because most of the old city, and its inhabitants, simply slid into the sea during an earthquake in 1343.