Amalfi Coast and Naples

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The Amalfi Coast and the region of Campania are some of the best known areas of Italy after Venice, Florence and Rome. The coastal area includes some very popular destination such as the Bay of Naples, Sorrento, Capri, Pompeii, Herculaneum, Naples just to name a few. This area is a powerhouse of possibilities. Make sure you incorporate the Amalfi Coast or the Campania region when you design your trip to Italy.

 
This is the most beautiful and natural part of Campania, in the central south of Italy, near Herculaneum and Pompeii, a place of ancient origins with excavations that have become one of the most important attractions in the whole of Italy. Naples, the capital of the region, is not far away and also has many beautiful historical monuments and large squares. However, people visiting the Amalfi and Sorrento coasts to enjoy a period of relaxation rarely leave these places to visit the chaotic city. They usually prefer nature walks and historical trips to the islands of Capri or Ischia, both of which can be easily reached from
 
Sorrento.
 
Sorrento is the most famous town on the Sorrento peninsula and a traditional holiday destination along with Meta, Piano di Sorrento and Sant’Agnello. Sorrento offers clear seas with lots of picturesque coves, large hotels immersed within the greenery of the citrus groves, and renowned local crafts. Of particular interest are the Cathedral, the Sedile Dominova and the Museo Correale of Terranova. Easy to reach by car, train or jetfoil, Sorrento is also the venue for the International Film Meetings.
Massa Lubrense is one of the most beautiful localities on the Sorrento Peninsula. The coast is very rugged, with lots of creeks and fjords, and can be admired from the sea in a boat, or on land along the zigzagging coastal roads or the pathways hidden amidst the vegetation.
 
The beach and cove of Marina della Lobra create a small tourist port which is used by the entire municipality. One of the most beautiful places in Massa Lubrense – and the whole Sorrento Peninsula – is the Baia di Jeranto, a spectacular cove that is now part of the Parco Marino di Punta Campanella and is, therefore, a protected area.
 
The Amalfi Coast includes the seaside areas that stretch from Vietri sul Mare to Positano.
The localities situated along the coast or very close to the same are: Vietri sul Mare, Cetara, Maiori, Minori, Tramonti, Ravello, Scala, Atrani, Amalfi, Agerola, Conca dei Marini, Furore, Praiano and Positano. The Amalfi Coast is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
 
The coasts of Amalfi and Sorrento are named after the two main cities located at opposite sides of the peninsula: Amalfi, the historic and geographical center of the part of the peninsula between Positano and Vietri sul Mare,and Sorrento at the center of the part diametrically opposite. Two cities that are very different, like all the other towns in this area, each of which have their own, original traditions and places. From the province of Salerno to Castellammare di Stabia, in the province of Naples, there are around 100 kilometers of coastline overlooking the Gulf of Salerno and the Mediterranean Sea, a natural paradise that is famous all over the world.
 
Uncontaminated locations with incredible landscapes and towns filled with hidden art, history and culture. are many cities along the Amalfi and Sorrento coasts, each one of which attracts hordes of tourists every year.
 

Vietri, Maiori, Minori, Ravello, the famous Amalfi, Praiano, Furore, Positano and Sant’Agata on the Amalfi coast, and Sorrento, Vico Equestre, Sant’Agnello and Massa Lubrense on the Sorrento coast.

 

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Positano

is popular for its central location, its restaurants and jaw-dropping beauty. Despite these charms, some might find the peak season crowds, prices, and stairs overwhelming.
 


 

Ravello

is an enchanting village perched on a ridge high above Amalfi and the neighboring town of Atrani. Ravello is relatively out of the way and the bulk of its visitors come during the day, leaving the nights gloriously quiet. There are several hikes in the area—even down to Amalfi.
 


 

Sorrento

is convenient for visitors pairing the Amalfi Coasts with a stay in, situated just across the way. It also marks the start of the 43-mile infamously winding coastal road that runs to Salerno.
 


 

Amalfi

is the Amalfi Coast’s largest city, but it’s still small enough to feel intimate. It is a convenient base for excursions to Capri and the Grotta dello Smeraldo. Amalfi is romantically situated at the mouth of a deep gorge and its Duomo is impressive.
 

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