The Amalfi Coast (La Costiera Amalfitana) is a beautiful, renowned stretch of mountainous coastline south of Naples, Italy in the region of Campania. The southern side of the Sorrentine Peninsula, which reaches in a steep and rocky way toward the Island of Capri, is dotted with picturesque towns clinging giddily to cliffs; this is what is known as the Amalfi Coast, Europe’s most beautiful coastal stretch.
One of the world’s finest driving routes, the Amalfi Drive is a snaking, fifteen-mile exploration of unbelievable villages and Mediterranean views with the town of Amalfi centrally located between both ends. For decades these fishing villages, stacked precariously above the sea, have been one of Italy’s major tourist attractions and today the Amalfi Coast still draws many people.
Besides enjoying the pleasures of the seaside and going on excursions, tourists eat the most incredible fresh fish and sample the local wines from the vineyards on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius and the Irpinia area. Amalfi itself is the largest and probably the best known of the coastal towns with Positano and Ravello nearby.
From Amalfi, zip through the streets on a scooter, sip some local limoncello, or bronze your body on a perched balcony. And of course, explore the central piazza with citrus-themed everything, as well as Italy’s oldest paper store.
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