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Amalfi Coast tour

All the villages of the Amalfi Coast are connected to each other by a single road: the spectacular and winding state road 163 Amalfitana. It is definitely worth going all the way and savouring the panorama that unfolds at every turn. The most famous itinerary of the Amalfi Coast and the most visited by tourists is certainly the one that connects Vietri to Positano.

 
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The Amalfitana road follows the coast, it is almost completely excavated in the rock and placed at a height varying between 25 and 200 meters above sea level. The route is dotted with numerous sixteenth-century watchtowers and, from the road you can admire the villages clinging to the rocks and set among citrus groves, vineyards and valleys.
 
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Along this itinerary, you can stop to visit Amalfi, Ravello and Positano. Alternatively, you can make pleasant and short stops in other villages on the coast, such as Vietri, Maiori, Minori or Atrani. For nature lovers and for the more sporty, the Amalfi Coast is also full of paths to walk. Two famous ones are the path of the Gods and the Valle delle Ferriere. The former connects the internal town of Agerola to Nocelle, a small fraction of Positano, and allows you to walk in a real natural paradise suspended over the sea, with a panorama that extends from the Amalfi Coast to the island of Capri. The Valle delle Ferriere, instead, can be reached on foot from Amalfi and is characterised by waterfalls and waterways, which make it pleasant even in summer.

Amalfi

Ancient and powerful Maritime Republic, it was founded, according to legend, by some Romans traveling to Constantinople, who settled here, finding respite during a storm. The city presents itself scenically to the visitor, with a strip of beach, one of the liveliest on the coast, from which the historic center can be reached immediately. This is made up of a set of winding and picturesque alleys, which climb towards the mountain, animated by craft shops dedicated to the production and sale of local products: the processing of leather, paper and, above all, local lemons.

Not to be missed is a visit to the cathedral of Sant’Andrea, the most important monument of the city and of the entire coast. The cathedral of Amalfi dominates the picturesque central square of the city, from the top of a steep and spectacular staircase. It was founded in the 9th century, but underwent several reconstructions and alterations in subsequent periods. The current facade was rebuilt, following a collapse, between 1875 and 1894. To the left of the building rises the bell tower, dating back to the Middle Ages. The dominant architectural style in the cathedral is the Arab-Norman Romanesque, although the interior has been completely redone in Baroque forms.
 
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Through the Cathedral, you can also access the adjacent Cloister of Paradise, from the Middle Ages, but restored in the early 1900s, and with spectacular features, thanks to the presence of coupled columns that support pointed and intertwined arches. For all the information regarding the visit and how to access the Duomo, you can consult the Salerno tourist portal.
 
Positano 
 
An ancient fishing village, today Positano is certainly the most elegant and refined destination on the Amalfi Coast. Particularly picturesque thanks to its central position with respect to the coast and the majolica dome of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta, which dominates the panorama, the city of Positano is characterized by magnificent terraced citrus groves, sloping down towards the sea. Once in the heart of the town, the terraces give way to the white of the alleys and houses, some of which have a characteristic cubic shape, covered by a spherical cap and with a front porch.
 
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Certainly, once you reach this village, you cannot help but get lost in its narrow streets and go shopping in its colorful little shops: famous all over the world are above all the textile productions of Positano fashion, born from the skilled hands of local tailors, starting from the 60s, to meet the needs of the first tourists. By shredding linen and cotton towels and sheets, scarves, the so-called “pezzari” began to make elegant evening dresses and other items of clothing. These objects still attract tourists and fashion lovers from all over the world.

Ravello
 
The third pearl of the Amalfi Coast is Ravello. In a higher position than Amalfi and Positano, which are at sea level, this charming town is nestled on the slopes of the Lattari Mountains. Its position makes the view that can be enjoyed from here of inestimable beauty. Loved by writers, poets and musicians from all over the world, in Ravello you cannot do without a visit to the gardens of Villa Cimbrone.
 
Villa Cimbrone is a complex that dates back to the period between the end of the 1800s and the beginning of the 1900s, consisting of a main building surrounded by a centuries-old park. What strikes the visitor above all are the gardens, redesigned at the beginning of the 20th century and adorned with flowers of incredible beauty. A jewel within a jewel then constitutes the famous “Terrace of Infinity“, a natural balcony overlooking the sea, embellished by eighteenth-century marble busts, from which you can enjoy a breathtaking view. Surely one of the most beautiful on the entire coast. Between the heady scent of the flowers and the beauty of the landscape, you will be able to feel in this place the sensation of being completely suspended in time.
 
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