Italy has so many rich natural treasures that will surely take you breath away, and if you’re having a difficult time deciding on where to go, allow us to make things a bit easier for you. This feature is dedicated solely to the Amalfi Coast, a southwestern region of Campania that has so many stunning attractions and landmarks that is sure to create an unforgettable vacation.
The Amalfi Coast in the southwestern region of Italy is home to so many remarkable natural and historical treasures, so making a stop here will definitely create lots of beautiful memories. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you will sure have a lot of magnificent things to see and do in this beautiful Italian treasure. If you’re planning on visiting this side of Italy, these are some of the things that await here:
It is in the town of Amalfi where you’ll see historical treasures that narrate its history, including the story behind it being the capital of the maritime republic (the Duchy of Amalfi). This place is no stranger to tourists from all over the world, and some of its most loved features are the beautiful seaside setting and the historical architecture. The ones that you must not miss when visiting this town is the Amalfi Cathedral, a 9th-century structure that has a stunning Arab-Norman Romanesque architecture. This cathedral overlooks the Piazza Duomo, so you’re also assured of fantastic views of the town here.
If a magnificent coastal view is what you’re looking for, head over to Positano, considered as the Amalfi coast’s most picturesque town. This place has served as settings for movies such as Under the Tuscan Sun and Only You, only some of the two testaments that this is something that deserves to be seen by people from all over the world. Also, writer John Steinbeck had nothing but praises for this town—he once expressed that Positano “is a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone.”
The town of Ravello is another famous tourist destination in the Amalfi coast. Here, you’ll find two gardens that are simply stunning: the Villa Cimbrone, a breathtaking public garden that has gained praises from famous personalities such as Virginia Woolf, Winston Churchill, and E.M. Forster; and the Villa Rufolo, a garden in the Ravello‘s main square that’s home to the annual Ravello Music Festival, a celebration of music and the arts in honor of composer Richard Wagner. Other attractions that you must not miss in Ravello are the Duomo of Ravello and the San Giovanni del Toro church.
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Head over to the town of Scala if you’d wish to explore and learn more about Amalfi’s history. The places that you must not miss when you’re here are The Duomo of Scala, The church of Santa Maria Assunta, and the basilica of Sant’Eustachio.
Would you visit this side of Italy? We sure would! There have been many kind words given by lots of great poets and thinkers who have been here, and we’re pretty sure that when it’s your turn to visit, you’ll be able to come up with great words to describe the coast as well!