Amalfi Coast, Italy
Ranked #7 in Italy Tourism
Situated at the Bay of Naples in Italy, the Amalfi Coast is one stretch of splendid fun-filled experiences where you get that singular taste of Italian lifestyle and a feel for their enviable culture. As with most such locations, you’ll find there’s plenty of things to do. The Amalfi Coast boasts some of the best Italian experiences, so you sure can expect to get that and more hereabouts.
Amalfi Coast Attractions
If you feel you’ve entered what looks like a postcard of colors, you’re not imagining it. From pastel perfections to natural environmental hues, the mix of colors your eyes will take in are sure to impart a rush of emotion. Seeing as how the houses stand lined up like boxes along the shore, this sight is indeed amazing.
Since there’s a shore, there’s bound to be a beach. And the diversity is in itself marvelous. From hidden bays and deep gorges to sandy beaches, this is the stuff beach-life is supposed to look and feel like. In addition to this, the hilly backdrop is a miracle among landscapes. Not only are they picturesque they have opportunities for hiking and going horseback riding, two of the finest ways to explore hill terrain.
There are several small towns along the Amalfi Coast, all of which deserve a visit. They have something to offer for everyone. Transport to these towns is easily achieved with the ferry service hereabouts, which also takes you to the Island of Capri, one of those locations that offer you more than average vistas to see, appreciate and photograph.
The food on the Amalfi Coast is superb. Delicious doesn’t come close to describing the experience. Aside from being quite healthy, depending on the food choice you go for, the primarily seafood-based cuisine is a flavorful yet traditional treat to savor.
Check out the Amalfi Musical Opera, where sound never flowed more smoothly in a crescendo of elegant compositions. Set in the Largo Cesareo Console, you’ll find a re-telling of the first Republic of Amalfi’s rise in the 9th century, among others.
Where landmarks are concerned, La Costiera is a place where Campania influence is strong, among other more ancient historical and archaeological finds. The ‘Amalfi Drive’ comes south from Sorrento. This coastal road is one of Europe’s most beautiful and to take a drive on it is a thing to remember.
Salerno is one of Amalfi’s towns, only this one has so much to offer, from turrets, old walls, a terraced fenced orchard and more by way of what came down from medieval times. Many an Italian believes the Spiaggia del Fornillo to be one of the most beautiful coastal stretches in all of the Mediterranean. From the beach scene to the modernity, you’ll find this and more here.
Touted as the best Amalfi attraction, the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore may sound plain but it’s something you need to see for yourself to believe. The Amalfi Coast, of course, has a lot more to offer than what’s shared here. What with all her towns, sights, tastes and experiences, this zone will feel like an Italian dream come true.