This is an inspiring and engaging part of Italy, coming here you will see history, nature, and attractions like the Amalfi Cathedral, Villa Rufolo in Ravello, and many other ancient churches and monuments in Italy. Most attractions can be reached on foot and on hikes, or by boat, such as the Valle delle Ferriere,
the Galli's islands near Positano, the Emerald Grotto in Conca dei Marini. Many museums and churches are available, such as the Paper Museum, the crypt of the main cathedral, the museum of the Ravello cathedral, the church of Santa Maria Olearia. There are many traditional events, especially in summer, such as Patron Saints days, town festivals
and celebrations that involve wine and gastronomy tastings, live music, and entertainment. Each town on the coast hosts events to promote tourism, culture and traditions.
Gastronomy is widely available to travellers in this part of Italy through restaurants, cafes, bakeries, shops
and producers of pastries, cakes, wine, and limoncello. Accommodation is available in hotels, bed and breakfast, villas, and such if you'd like to stay in the area.
A holiday on the Coast is a charming and relaxing experience between history and natural beauty. We hope this travel guide will help tourists plan their vacation in Italy, providing useful travel tips.
Breathtaking views, history,
traditions, and modern comforts, are all represented in Amalfitan
life today, giving its visitors the chance to spend a relaxing,
and exciting holiday at the same time [...]
According to the legend, Positano was founded by
a group of inhabitants from Paestum who were escaping from the attack
of some Saraceni (pirates) [...]
Ravello, located at the top of the Dragone Valley,
really seems as though it is a town, and a garden, at the same time.
Enclosing endless numbers of amazing views [...]
Local wines of Campania are Falanghina, Fiano, and Greco di tufo, in the whites' department, while the region's reds are the Aglianico, which is named after its grape like Falanghina, the Taurasi, the Per'e Palummo, and the Lacrima Cristi (Christ's tear). The original grapes used to make these wines originally came from Greece, together with the know-how to grow them and to turn them into wine. The whites of the areaare quite fruity and fresh, and they ideally go with fish and sea-food. While the Aglianico, Per'e Palummo, and Lacrima Cristi are robust reds with a subtle scent which accompany cured meats, ham and salame, and typical cheese such as caciocavallo, provolone, and provola affumicata (smoked cheese). The Taurasi instead stands out among the region's reds as the special reserve. In the last two decades the wine makers of Campania have generally improved their production process, and added a few new numbers to their repertoire such as rosè, passitos, and a few sparkling proseccos. Make sure you taste them if you visit Italy.
Worldwide famous lemons :.
The lemons from this part of Italy are famous all over the world, and are one of the most typical products, that inspired many Amalfi traditional recipes, cakes, and the famous limoncello liqueur. The trees are also a vital element for the local environment. In fact their deep and strong roots stabilise the terrain of the hills and cliffs of the area. Looking after the orchards, and collecting the fruits is hard work, and unfortunately it is not very profitable anymore, since a lot has changed in both the local and world's economy in the last few decades. Therefore only the older generation still maintains the trees and harvests the fruits. Most likely when these last caretakers will go no one will take their place, and in time also the trees might disappear from this area if left without care. Please support this natural product, and help us keep this tradition alive, and the environment in balance. Please make sure you buy original lemons from the Amalfi Coast. Thank you.
How to tell a lemon from a lemon: the local "sfusato amalfitano" is recognizable for its oval shape, its intense aroma, and its size, being generally bigger than the Sicilian lemon which also has a rounder shape.
Accommodation in hotels, B&B, flats and villas :.
Restaurants, bars, bus and ferries, transfers, shops and other services :.