11 GREAT REASONS TO VISIT ITALY'S AMALFI COAST
The Amalfi Coast, a little corner of paradise in Southern Italy, famous in the world for its infinite beauties, will win your heart. This place is so amazing that it will be impossible to remain indifferent to its splendor.
by Annalisa Russo
If you love the sea, nature trails but also art and history, the Amalfi Coast will be your ideal destination to live a unique and unforgettable experience. Declared a Unesco World Heritage site in 1997, it consists of 13 municipalities that have a lot to offer.
Therefore, although there are several reasons why you should visit the Amalfi Coast, excellent food and wine tradition included, today I will surprise you with these 11 ones.
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#1 To enjoy the scents and the local traditions stroll along its alleys, typical from the little towns of the Amalfi Coast. Remember that this territory is characterized by the presence of several steps, also known in the local language as “scalinatelle” (little stairs) that are a peculiarity, especially of Positano and Praiano.
#2 The breathtaking views will be guaranteed: Villa Rufolo and Villa Cimbrone in Ravello are famous for their unparalleled views.
#3 Beaches and coves famous for their crystal clear water sea will give you the opportunity to take a refreshing dive during a hot summer day. Do not miss the iconic beach Spiaggia Grande in Positano and the Fjord of Furore, one of the most picturesque beaches of the Amalfi Coast.
#4 Not only sea but also amazing hiking trails: the Path of the Gods from Positano to Agerola is one of the most evocative trekking paths in the world and the Valle delle Ferriere in Amalfi is a magical corner where you will experience unspoiled nature and take a journey into the past.
#5 The iconic Cathedral of Amalfi, just a few steps away from the port, will surprise you with its immense façade and its bell tower, one of the most 20 beautiful ones in Italy.
#6 Every dish shows the richness of this wonderful land full of excellent products. So, taste the local delicacies such as the scialatielli pasta with clams, flying squid and potatoes from Praiano, the delizia al limone (a typical lemon cake), and the sfogliatella Santa Rosa (a shell-shaped filled Italian pastry). In conclusion, do not forget to ask for a shot glass of Limoncello or Concerto liqueur, two typical digestifs from the Amalfi Coast.
#7 The exquisite wine from the terraces overlooking the sea, where the grapevines have been cultivated for centuries, will satisfy every palate. So, taste the red wine Tintore from Tramonti and the Fiorduva from Furore, one of the best white wines of Italy.
#8 Local crafts will amaze you with unique pieces: colorful ceramic products and handmade sandals customized according to your requirements. It will be impossible to leave without buying anything.
#9 The sundown that you can admire from Piazza San Gennaro in Praiano is considered one of the most evocative sunsets of the entire Amalfi Coast.
#10 Looking up you will see the brilliant majolica domes of the churches of the Amalfi Coast: simply wonderful! Do not miss the domes of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta in Positano, San Gennaro in Praiano, Santa Maria a Mare in Maiori and San Giovanni Battista in Vietri sul Mare.
#11 On the Amalfi Coast, you will taste the best homemade lemon ice cream you have ever tried in your life.
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