Thanks to its historical, artistic and architectural heritage, the Amalfi Coast has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
WHAT TO SEE ON THE AMALFI COAST
Known as the Divine, the Amalfi Coast is one of the most beautiful stretches of coast on the Italian peninsula. Click here to see the points of interest on the map of the Amalfi Coast.
- POSITANO: Among its alleys there are shops, art galleries, craftsmen and tailors who, thanks to their skills, are able to create unique products.
The Church of Santa Maria dell’Assunta is considered one of the symbols of Positano and its dome stands out among the houses thanks to the yellow and green tiles that compose it.
MAR (Roman Archaeological Museum): recently, under the Church of Santa Maria Teresa dell’Assunta, the remains of a Roman villa were found that had been buried by ash during the famous eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD.
The Saracen Towers were built during the sixteenth century as defensive towers. The most famous in Positano are Torre Campanella, Torre Sponda, Torre Trasita and Torre Fornillo.
- AMALFI: the city that gives its name to the whole coast, is a place with a unique historical and architectural heritage.
The Cathedral is a complex that dates back to the 9th century and includes the annexed Basilica del Crocifisso, the Crypt of Sant’Andrea and the famous Cloister of the Paradise.
The production of paper by hand is a very old tradition in Amalfi whose history can be traced back to the Amalfi Paper Museum.
Emerald Grotto: it is a rocky inlet overlooking the sea. Discovered by chance in 1932 by a local fisherman, this cave reveals itself as a truly fairytale-like place.
Atrani is characterized by an intertwining of alleys, stairways, buildings leaning against each other and it is the smallest city in Italy.
- RAVELLO: During the nineteenth century, the city became a destination for intellectuals and artists, and is home to ancient villas with splendid gardens and terraces that offer a wonderful view of the Gulf. Villa Rufolo and Villa Cimbrone are worth visiting.
- VIETRI SUL MARE: It is the last village on the Amalfi Coast. The city is very famous because it is the home of ceramic processing and decoration. The ceramic industry was started in the late Renaissance, thanks to the Sanseverino princes and has always been a symbol of the city ever since.