Amalfi Coast: the Best 6 Unmissable Places
What to visit in the Amalfi coast? How to reach the famous Positano?
Let’s go and discover 6 places: Positano, Furore, Amalfi, Ravello, Cetara and Vietri sul Mare.
Also, Amalfi is the oldest town of the Maritime Republics. For a long time, it was also one of the stages of the Grand Tour back in the 17th/18th century. For this reason, Ferdinando II of Borbone built a coastal road going from Vietri sul mare to Positano to connect all coastal places to the main town of Sorrento.
Its beautiful Duomo of Saint Andrew is considered the most important monument of the town. The monument dates back to the 9th century, although, through time, it has been remodeled over and over again with colorful and sparkling ceramic tiles.
Another important testimoniance is the Ancient Arsenals, where the warships of the maritime republic were built. Famous is also Piazzetta Dei Dogi, which the characteristic shops overlook.
In Amalfi, there is also the Paper Museum and a long tradition related to paper processing by hand, the “bambagina”.
the medieval village of Ravello, unlike most of the towns on the Amalfi Coast, is not located by the sea. It is in fact positioned 400meters above Amalfi, about less than 10 km driving from Amalfi, at the foot of Monti Lattari.
Also known as “the village of the artists” because of Great exhibitions such as Ravello Festival and chamber concerts organized by the Ravello Concert Society take place here from June to August every year.
Ravello has always attracted large numbers of intellectuals and artists such as Virginia Woolf, Richard Wagner and Winston Churchill.
In piazza Vescovado, Villa Rufolo – built in the second half of 1200 – must be mentioned.
Ravello also appears in Boccaccio’s Decameron.
In 1800, the Villa was purchased by botanist Francis Neville Reid, who was responsible for the restoration of the gardens.
Ravello also boasts a beautiful Auditorium and fantastic gardens on the cliffs.
we call it “Pusitan” in Neapolitan language, it was named Posidonion by the ancient Greeks (as Poseidon, god of seas). Also known as the VIP village of the Amalfi Coast that attracts tourists: here, in fact, you can have the fortune to meet famous actors, singers and many more.
The city grows vertically on its cliff and reaches the higher district which is Nocelle, where it starts the Path of Gods, moving around stairs and uphills of Positano, is so revealing even a good physical exercise!
A name saying a lot is the Pathway of Gods, a panoramic walk in one of the most typical – and charming – stretches of Costiera Amalfitana. Advised stages: Spiaggia Grande and Fornillo. Right here, one of the Saracen towers was built as a fortification to fend against attacks by the sea, whose several witnesses can be found here.
As the whole Amalfi Coast, Furore belongs to Unesco World Heritage and even to the “Most beautiful villages of Italy” club.
Territory physical formation is the actual particularity of the village: here is possible to see in fact the only Italian fjord.
The place, once known as “Terra Furoris”, takes its name right by the noise of waves furiously breaking over the reef of the small fjord, overtaken by the highway through a 30 meters high suspension bridge.
Right here, each summer is set a stage for the world championships of dives from great heights.
Here you can even visit “Stenditoio” and “Calcara”, two buildings used for the local productions.
Cetara is located at the foot of the Falerio mountain and stretches out in a deep valley, lined with vineyards and citrus groves.
The name Cetara comes from the Latin Cetaria. This small town is traditionally linked to fish processing.
The “Colatura di Alici” and the valuable Cetara tuna are appreciated worldwide.
The town is a very characteristic seaside village where admiring fishing boats, traps, and beautiful landscapes.
Vietri sul Mare has been named First Pearl of Costiera Amalfitana. Its main symbol is the Dome of San Giovanni Battista Church, covered with fish-shaped painted majolica, dated ‘500.
Vietri is placed on the ancient Marcina, first Samnite-Etruscan coastal settlement, later roman harbor.
Famous because of richness, charm, and luxury, Marcina was even celebrated in ancient times for the cult of arts and the development of maritime and land trade.
The place features a massive presence of beaches and coves, the dream destination of a lot of tourists. From the Two Brothers, reefs symbol of Vietri, to Crestarella beaches, with its ‘500 dated tower, trough Bagnara, Marina d’Albori, Acqua del Fico, and Fuenti.
Otherwise the several natural beauties, the city is even known for the handmaking of artistic ceramics. Inside Villa Guariglia is the Provincial Ceramics Museum, where admiring many collections, from crockery to holy items.
How touring Amalfi Coast from Naples Port or Sorrento Port
AmalfiDriver.com has a tour dedicated to the Amalfi Coast, called “Tour Amalfi Coast” consisting of a visit “Ravello+Amalfi+Positano”.
AmalfiDriver.com is known for the friendly relationship established with the customer. They provide a “guide on board” service consisting of giving historical and cultural information on the places visited, together with advice on the most beautiful things to see and places to eat.
AmalfiDriver.com mainly organizes tours with cruise ships passengers stopping in Naples port or Sorrento Port or Amalfi Port but also takes care of tourists arriving by train from Rome in Naples Central Train Station.
This tour operator can also supply authorized and very experienced guides – especially for tours involving archaeological sites like Pompeii and Herculaneum – at very advantageous prices.