The Amalfi Coast, also declared World Heritage Site by the Unesco, is a place on the Tyrrhenian Sea and seems to be suspended between the sky and the sea, rich in vibrant colors and shades that are creating an unique and evocative landscape.
It is characterized by 13 small villages organised in a “vertical” landscape, consisting of stairs, lanes and narrow streets, promontories, coves and fjords interrupted by beaches and cliffs that create a line between the mountain and the sea.
Starting from Salerno, Vietri sul mare is the first village of the Amalfi Coast, and is known for the production of artistic ceramics, whose colors recall the intensity of the place in a triumph of pastel, warm and gradient colors, the combination of yellow, green, red and blue colors gives life to these pieces of art.
Amalfi, the first of the four Seaside Republics, is a compound of white and small houses, facing the amazing square where you can see the sumptuous Duomo di Sant’Andrea, the scenic staircase and the charming Cloister of Paradise.
Atrani is the smallest town in Italy, a village on the sea that offers truly impressive views.
Cetara, famous for its anchovies, is a small fishing village. Highly recommended if you love great seafood and wonderful location.
Maiori, the old Reghinna Major, one of Roberto Rossellini’s favorite place, is enclosed between the Norman Tower and the Miramare Castle. The historic center, with its typical houses, is the ideal place for an afternoon walk inebriated by the smell of the local citrus fruits. Minori, that is very close to Maiori, is famous to produce artisanal pasta and yellow gold and, moreover, for its hidden archaeological treasures.
Positano is one of the most famous village of the Amalfi Coast, charming and picturesque with its stairs and alleyways, loved by the characters of the national and international jet-set. Positano is also famous for producing leather sandals and linen and cotton suits that inspired the so-called “Positano fashion”.
Ravello, noble and intact, was decanted by Boccaccio in the Decameron. Villa Rufolo was a source of inspiration for Wagner’s Klingsor Gardens and Villa Cimbrone’s view is certainly one of the most famous in the world. Finally, the Auditorium of Ravello, which hosts the Ravello Festival every year, is a triumph of all the arts disciplines. It is a super-modern building that fits perfectly with the ancient constructions that characterize the place.
Praiano, Scala and Tramonti are other small pearls of the Amalfi Coast. If you get the chance to visit those places, you will be fascinated by the amazing landscapes and you will get the opportunity to taste the typical products such as wine, lemons, bread and pizza baked in rural ovens according to ancient medieval traditions.