Amalfi Coast

Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi Coast, on the southern side of the Sorrento peninsula, is the busier area of the Campania. The whole coast winds for about forty kilometers from Salerno to Positano. Preferred destination for tourists from all over the world. Amalfi, is a city in an evocative natural setting beneath the steep cliffs on the southwestern coast of Italy. Between the 9th and 11th centuries, it was the seat of a powerful maritime republic.In Amalfi you can enjoy beautiful walks along the characteristic alleys and visit the famous Duomo. Positano, also full of tourists, famous for the beaches and the characteristic streets and gardens, with the colorful alleys and the famous Positano fashion. Forts as well as the fjord of Furore and the Emerald Grotto. The terraced gardens for the cultivation of citrus fruits constitute the incomparable feature of the whole coast. The lemons of the Amalfi Coast, in addition to flavoring pastry creams, are used above all to make the famous "limoncello", a liquor with a wonderful lemon scent now famous all over the world.

1) Church of Santa Maria Assunta Positano

The city's symbol is the Church of Santa Maria Assunta, famous for its majolica dome, whose history is linked to the Benedictine monastery of Santa Maria the abbey was founded in the second half of the century. X
Legend has it that it was erected on the occasion of the arrival in Positano of the Byzantine icon of the Madonna, still venerated in the church today. The square in front allows you to admire the magnificent facade and the bell tower of the eighteenth century.
On the bell tower door, there is a detailed bas-relief depicting a mythological creature with the features of a dragon, surrounded by fish: it is one of the few elements of the original abbey that have survived intact to this day. The extraordinary white and gold interiors are finely decorated and contain several valuable works in addition to the Byzantine icon of the Black Madonna located on the other main one.

  • Free entry
  • Open every day

2) The street of Positano

A walk through the ups and downs of the vertical alleys of Positano is an exciting experience.Among the narrow alleys it is possible to retrace the history of the city, from the ancient Roman domus to the watchtowers against Saracen raids, up to the majolica domes of the churches that give Positano that colorful and bright aspect. The "Positano fashion" is characterized by dresses in light and light fabrics, elegant, fresh and jaunty. Even handmade sandals are an excellence of Made in Italy, indeed of Made in Positano: true masterpieces of craftsmanship famous all over the world.

3)Fornillo beach

Fornillo beach is always quite.The sea is often in turmoil or libeccio winds blow strongly tinging the water a deep blue. Coming from Positano to Fornillo Beach you will admire, from the top of a rocky staircase, an outstanding small piece of paradise held into a shell, with the splendid Clavel Tower just behind! Famous for its beauty all over the world, Fornillo has also been immortalized by great painters, like Peter Ruta and Depero; loved by Cocteu and Pablo Picasso; favourite shelter of dozens of VIPs. Fornillo Beach offers a fully equipped bathing establishment with beach umbrellas and sun loungers, into an incredibly suggestive, unforgettable environment, characterized by crystalline sea and luxuriant vegetation

4) Li Galli Island

Li Galli are three small islands called Gallo Lungo, Rotonda and Castelletto. According to the legend told by the Greek Home, in this blue sea the sirens tempted Ulysses on his way back home. It is the Greek figurative art which identifies the sirens in the rocks. The 3 islands have always stood as a point of reference for sailors. Around them there are sea currents and sea whirlpools which crashed the sailor boats on the islands. These victims should have been the siren's victims and Ulysses did not die because Circe the witch warned him of the danger. Another legend tells that the sirens were tranformed when they tried to catch Ulysses but failed and died. Since 1131 the islands have been known as Guallo, that is Gallo. And in 1225 Federico II gave them to the parish of Positano calling them tre sirenas que dicitur gallus, three sirens called gallus, that is why today Li Galli.Il Gallo Lungo is the biggest island and it was the only one who had been inhabited since Roman times. In the following centuries the ruins were used by the Saracens to start their incursions on the main land. In 1924 the American choreographer Leonide Massine had a majestic villa built on those ruins, which later on the architect Le Corbusier made even more charming (here is a beautiful documentary). Among the last owners of the island there was also the Russian ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev who bought the island for the price of more than 3 billions of Italian lira. Some of the most famous guests of this corner of Paradise are Greta Garbo, Princess Margharet of England, Roberto Rossellini, Ingrid Bergman, Anna Magnani, Sofia Loren, Jacqueline Kennedy, Onassin, Franco Zeffirelli and a lot more.

5) Nerano

Nerano is a splendid bathing locality of the Amalfitan and Sorrentina Coast, famous for its atmosphere of great tranquillity and for the deep fascination that emanates from every angle. Is extended gently towards the sea, offering a very special landscape, situated between a small agglomerate of characteristics houses that in a labyrinth of curves extend till marina of the Cantone, the most important beach in Nerano with breathtaking view on Capri, Sorrento and Amalfi. The tranquillity of this place, sunlight, the beauty of the sea and landscape of great suggestion guarantee Nerano the ideal locality in order to pass an unforgettable stay. The beaches of Nerano are for sure the best point for ideal start in order to visit the charming neighbouring beaches, some of which reachable mostly via sea. Besides famous Marina del Cantone, that encloses various beaches, all cobblestone and famous for the crystalline water, Nerano is very close to the landings place of Crapolla and Recommone
 

6) Duomoof Sant'Andrea and Cloister of Paradiso Amalfi

The Duomo Sant'Andrea at the center of the town, originally built in the ninth century to honour the St. Andrew the Apostle, was remodelled in Sicilian Lombard-Normanesque style in 1203; the campanile dates from 1180 to 1276. The magnificent portico, with pointed arches, was completely rebuilt in 1865. The front which was restored in 1890 is decorated with modern mosaic; the fine bronze door were the first in Italy, made from bronze brought back from Constantinople by a local nobleman, Pantaleone di Mauro Comite. Inside there are ancient columns of Paestum, supporting the choir. The crypt contains the remains of the Apostle St Andrew, brought here in the 13th century. On the left, in the portico, is the entrance to the Cloister of Paradise, a structure built in the 13th century to serve as a cemetery, which contains ancient sarcophagi, for the noble Amalfi families. In this noble holy place there are six frescoed chapels that belonged to as many local families and housed the illustrious remains of their representatives. The style of the Cloister is Romanesque but its Arabian influences can be appreciated and inside there is a suggestive garden with palm trees surrounded by arcades with thin white columns.

  • Open from 9.00am to 7.45pm
  • Ticket 3.00 euros per person

7) Museum of paper

The Amalfi Paper Museum is housed in an ancient paper mill that dates back to the 13th century. Unique structure in the world it is possible to manage the centuries-old machinery used in the production of hand-made paper: the ancient wooden hammers which, driven by a water wheel, beat and crushed the linen, cotton and hemp rags previously collected in the mighty stone piles; the Dutch machine installed in the museum paper mill on November 18, 1745; the eighteenth-century presses used to remove excess water from the sheets; the machine continues in circles. All these paper-making machines have been restored and made functional, and are operated during the visit with the strength and power of the waters of the Canneto stream to make you relive the thrill of creating a sheet of the precious handmade Amalfi paper. Amalfi paper, also known as “Carta Bambagina” due to the particular production process that starts from collections of white linen, cotton and hemp rags and rags, then reduced to pulp and transformed into paper by means of looms.

  • Ticket 4.50 euros per person
  • Open every day from 1.00 pm to 18.30pm

8) Grotta dello Smeraldo

The existence of the cave was unknown until 1932, when a fisherman accidentally discovered its existence. In addition to the crystal clear water, one cannot fail to be struck by the walls of the cave. In fact, the rock has been "worked" by time, by the sea, by the air and the result is a kind of low-reliefs, but also stalagmites and stalactites that cannot help but amaze. The Emerald Grotto became a sea cave following the change in soil levels due to the influence of volcanoes in the region. The water is so clear that you can see all the way down 10m below and it is colored in a beautiful emerald green.

  • Ticket 6.00 euros per person
  • Free for children under 12

9) Furore fjord

Located between Amalfi and Positano Furore Fjord  is called "the town that doesn't exist" , settled in the rocks encloses all the beauty of the Amalfi coast, a little paradise in the wild nature between sea, plateaus and typical vegetation. One of the most beautiful villages in Italy is considered UNESCO world heritage. From the Latin lenguage Terra Furoris which is Land of fury originates from the fury of the sea waters inside the fjord. Thanks to its conformation it has represented a natural stronghold to protect itself from Saracen raids. The first to inhabit this place were the Romans, then some of the population of citizens from neighboring of Amalfi exiled there for political reasons. The Fjord can be reached both by sea and along the coastal road.

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