The Amalfi Coast is a popular vacation destination especially in summer. The Amalfi Coast is a stretch of coastline on the southern side of the Sorrentine Peninsula of Italy stretching from Positano in the west to Vietri sul Mare in the east. Some of the sights are world-renowned and it has astonishing seaviews.
Positano is perhaps the most famous coastal town along the Amalfi Coast. It is one of Italy's most romantic and luxurious vacation spots which started out as a fishing village and became popular with writers and artists in the middle of the 19th century. Positano is a pedestrian town and its pretty pastel colored houses and flowers make it very picturesque. The church of Santa Maria Assunta is located in Positano. You can't miss the green and yellow majolica dome. It's visible from anywhere you're at. If you visit it, be sure to ask about the story of the Saracen pirates and the Madonna painting.
Another great city to see is in Amalfi which is today a recognised UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a peaceful resort town with great views. Amalfi got its name a nymph that stole the heart of Hercules, is home to the mythic Emerald Grotto. The biggest attraction of Amalfi is the cathedral that was constructed in the 11th century, and has been modified over the centuries since. It is named for Sant'Andrea whose remains are buried in the cathedral's crypt.
When we go further we arrive in Ravello which is less glitzy than Positano. It has approximately 2,500 inhabitants. The city perches high above Amalfi, overlooking the sea. A renowned musical festival is held in Ravello every year with classical music concerts. The cathedral is probably the most interesting building to visit and it can be found in Vescovado square and its origins date back to the XI century.
The next stop on the way between Amalfi and Positano is Praiano, an ancient fishing village that was turned into a prestigious seaside resort. It has a small and picturesque harbour, Marina di Praia. One of Praiano's most notable sights is the parish church, dedicated to St. Luke.
Furore between Amalfi and Positano is a little village of 800. Lots of walking path start from Furore either pleasant strolls or a more serious treks along the famous Sentiero degli Dei.
There's a lot to do along the Amalfi Coast: sightseeing, sunbathing, swimming in the sea or active holidays.