Amalfi cost is an incredible coastline that must be among the most spectacular in Europe. This Coast stretches for approximately 50km / 31 miles between Salerno and Sorrento. The town of Amalfi is a particular highlight along the coast and although this is a relatively small vacation spot. It was actually once a very important maritime superpower with a population approaching 80,000. The cities old woman literally disappeared during a devastating earthquake in 1343. Today’s Amalfi is heavily run itself towards tourism during the summer season. The town’s sparse population increases rapidly as tourists come to visit historic arches and back streets central square. One can enjoy a day trip to the island of Capri or simply to relax on the sunny beaches. For tourist information, check the Amalfi tourist office on Corso Repubbliche Marinare and get some pocket brochures.
Amalfi’s tourist attractions divide itself into two main categories. Firstly, those found along the coast and secondly, within the city itself. The Piazza del Duomo is in the heart of Amalfi and in summer this spacious public square is also lively has cafes offering the best of outdoor dining. Around the coast, nearby Spiaggia Fornillo is a particularly beautiful beach. While divers tend to prefer the coast around nearby Villagio Nettuno. There are numerous boat trips along the Amalfi Coast and the nearby Grotta dello Smeraldo. There is an enchanting marine cave locally popular as the “Grotta dello Smeraldo”.
Away from the coast, Amalfi has some very impressive historical monuments. Tourists always choose to visit Duomo. Its origins more than 900 years ago and features distinctive black and white architecture. The 9th-century seafront Arsenal offers a glimpse into Amalfi’s military past. The Cloister of Paradise is famous for its Moorish-style facade and endless stone columns which number more than 100 in all.
Tourists certainly don’t come to Amalfi for its museums. However, there are a number of interesting museums on offer if you want to explore the city’s past. One such attraction is the Paper Museum, which contains a wealth of information on the city’s famous paper-making heritage. Second, the Museo Cívico contains many important artifacts, such as the “Tables of Amalfi”, an important historical manuscript. Art lovers will find paintings at all sorts of places, such as cafes and even souvenir shops.
The Amalfi Coast is home to many treasures close to the city itself, which can be reached by ferry or hydrofoil. Tourists will truly find that this part of Italy has a lot to offer, which they should try to explore as much as possible. Positano, Ravello, Salerno and Sorrento are very close and all of these popular seaside resorts are worth a day trip or longer excursions. The city of Naples is also a short drive from Amalfi, although for the height of Roman history head to Pompeii, where ancient Roman ruins are almost guaranteed to be the highlight of any vacation.