The Amalfi Coast
Amalfi is a stunningly picturesque region of Italy which encompasses all of the ancient and beautiful country in one small area. Amalfi separates the Gulf of Salerno from the Bay of Naples geographically and culturally.
Tiny hamlets and towns are dwarfed by massive ravines along the coast which offers a wonderful backdrop to the clean and clear blue Mediterranean waters. This is an ideal location for enjoying the very best that Italy as to offer in sights and culture.
Large villages such as Positano seem to defy gravity as they perch on the edge of steep cliffs with stunning views and almost impossible picture postcard quaintness.
There are large numbers of cave formations running along the ocean side cliffs that are often topped with castles, historic buildings and Roman ruins.
A multitude of attractions are waiting to entice visitors including the Grotto dello Smeraldo, as well as the areas astounding number of attractive lemon groves.
There is the stunning Amalfi central square built in memory of the inventor of the compass Piazza Flavio Gioia, as well as the 16th century watchtower and present-day hotel Convento di San Francesco, as well as many other ancient and modern attractions.
This being Italy, strolling along in the cool evening air for no apparent reason and stopping to dine in waterside eating establishments is very much a part of a visit to the area. You can sample the amazing array of seafood dishes as well as their splendid selection of locally cultivated wines.
Amalfi is not as famous as it is to larger neighbouring regions but nevertheless offers so much to visitors in a very small area that is bound to please and excite newcomers as well as those holidaymakers return to seek out more delights in this unspoiled Italian region.