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


Unknown said...

Hey Bruno it's RuSs.. we met in Atrani... My friend wants to come to Amalfi in Nov.. and probably need accomodation etc...

How do we contact you?



teddy bear said...

We have recently visited the Amalfi coast and found it a stunning place to visit and we had a most wonderful time,local people were most helpful,we had some fantastic food in the various restaurants with one exception and that was LA TAVERNA DEL DUCA were we found the food and service not up to standard. We were served stewing steak in place of fillet steak. When we tried to bring this matter to the attention of the head waiter he dismissed our concerns out of hand without any consideration. It was the worst meal we have ever had, and at a considerable price.

The Spice Lady said...

I am hoping you can help me attain my next life adventure. I am a Canadian citizen looking to explore what Italy has to offer for my first time. I have been dreaming of finding employment as a live on site teaching assistant, food expert, chef instructor …possibly coupled with the learning experience within a small cooking school in a warm relaxed atmosphere in Italy.

I have an insatiable passion for food. For the past 6 years, I have been teaching cooking in public teaching kitchens. In addition to developing countless recipes and menus, I have a wonderful rapport with people.

As I don’t know a soul in Italy, I am hoping to be adopted as part of a culinary family. I have a video http://www.geometrixglobal.com/spiceLadyDemos.html

Do you know where I can start to look to find such an opportunity? It would be a bonus if lodging and an income were included until I get settled.

I really appreciate whatever advice or assistance you can offer.


Bruno said...

Hi All,

Amalfi coast websites address updates:

Amalficoastweb is now at www.theamalficoastline.com

Amalficoast.name is now at www.amalficoastravelguide.com

Bruno said...

The Amalfi coast travel guide can now be found at amalfi coast

Bruno said...

Hi everyone, our Amalfi Coast guide has been redesigned to improve navigation and user interface. You can find it here: Amalfi Coast
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