Tuesday, June 12, 2007

The Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi Coast, or Costiera Amalfitana in Italian, is a stretch of coastline on the southern side of the Surrentine Peninsula of Italy (Province of Salerno), extending from Positano in the west to Vietri sul Mare in the east. The towns lying on the Amalfi Coast are Vietri sul Mare, Cetara, Maiori, Minori, Ravello, Scala, Atrani, Amalfi, Conca dei Marini, Praiano and Positano.

Renowned for its rugged terrain, scenic beauty, picturesque towns and diversity, the Amalfi Coast is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
The area is featured in Positano (1953) by American writer John Steinbeck.

Notable places
Duomo (the cathedral) in Amalfi, and its cloister (Chiostro del Paradiso in Italian)
the church of Santa Maria Assunta in Positano
the churches of San Salvatore del Birecto and of Santa Maria Maddalena in Atrani
Villa Cimbrone and Villa Rufolo in Ravello
the churches of San Luca and San Gennaro in Praiano and their viewpoints
the church of San Pancrazio in Conca dei Marini and its viewpoint
the church of Santa Trofimena and the ancient Roman villa in Minori

From Wikipedia

The Amalfi Coast is also a fascinating reality with strong local character, let's find out together...

Amalfi Coast