The Amalfi Coast is a stretch of coastline on the southern coast of the Sorrentine Peninsula in the Province of Salerno in Southern Italy. This beautiful spot of Italy is a popular tourist attraction, dating back from Roman times, and today is a destination for those who want to experience the Dolce Vita and the beauty of Italy. Famed for its picturesque villages, crystal clear sea, dramatic flora, and delicious food, the The Amalfi Coast is internationally renowned for its beauty, and as of 1997 it has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as a cultural landscape.
Here are 5 must do stops when visiting the Amalfi Coast.
First and foremost a stop at the town which lends its name to the coast is a must. In Amalfi you can visit architectural wonders like the Cloister of Paradise, with its Arab influences, and the Medieval Cathedral of Saint Andrew, which blends Norman and Byzantine styles. Take a stroll around the cobbled streets, look down towards the azure waters and make sure to sample the coast’s legendary limoncello after a fish based gourmet meal.
Ravello dates back to the 5th century, and boasts an important place in the history of the Amalfi coast. That said, Ravello is mostly famed in popular culture as the playground for the rich, famous and artistic, with famed personalities such as Giovanni Boccaccio, Richard Wagner, Edvard Grieg, M. C. Escher, Virginia Woolf, Greta Garbo, Gore Vidal, André Gide, Joan Mirò, Truman Capote, Tennessee Williams, Graham Greene, Jacqueline Kennedy, Leonard Bernstein and Sara Teasdale spending parts of their summers there. Today Ravello, with its stunning luxury resorts, vistas and quiet elegance continues to host the jet set from around the world.