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Amalfi Coast is a long stretch of beautiful coastline in the southwestern part of Campania region in Italy. The whole coast is protected by UNESCO as World Heritage Site since 1997, and here you will find many picturesque fishing villages and wonderful scenery. The coast is very popular travel destination in Italy, and is ideal for spending a relaxing vacation. If you want to take a break from visiting galleries, museums and Roman ruins, then Amalfi Coast is a perfect alternative where you can full relax your body and mind.
Amalfi Coast has a Mediterranean climate. Winters are very mild, while summers are nice and hot. Average summer temperatures are in the mid-20s C, while autumn and spring seasons are also very pleasant. Period between June and September attracts the biggest crowds, while most of the restaurants and hotels are closed in the winter season up until the Easter holidays in spring.
Amalfi Coast has inspired many musicians, poets, writers and artists to create some of their best works. The scenery is really breathtaking; villages in different colors are situated on cliffs, while in the summer months you can feel the lemon and jasmine scent in the air. The coast stretches to around fifty kilometers between towns Sorrento and Salerno. There are lots of sea coves, inlets and hidden beaches, while the azure sea waters are perfectly clear.
The small villages and towns on the coast are very charming, with houses in different colors and beautiful scenery surrounding them. Positano is very glamorous; Amalfi is rich of history, while Ravello has lots of beautiful green gardens. For quality ceramics you should visit Vietri sul Mare, while Emerald Grotto has some pretty nice sea caves. Sorento is a beautiful town to see located south from the Gulf of Naples. There you will find lots of limoncello shops and nice small hotels. Positano is full of pastel houses sitting on a steep shore. It regularly attracts celebrities and jet-setters from all over the world. There you will see lots of luxurious yachts and expensive cars. Amalfi has a beautiful cathedral and many nice narrow alleys. Ravello was once a favorite spot for the musical genius composer Richard Wagner who got inspired by this charming little village. At the end of the coast is Salerno – a modern town offering great connections to other places in the region. Most of the trips to the coast are done with boats, and people also use the nearby city of Naples as a transit spot to reach the Amalfi Coast. There are also numerous boat trips that start from Salerno, Capri and Paestum in the summer.
The Fjiord of Furore, Duomo in Amalfi, churches of Santa Maria Maddalena and San Salvatore del Birecto in Atrani, churches of San Genarro and San Luca in Praiano with their stunning viewpoints, and the church of Santa Maria Assunta in Positano should definitely be visited. Those interested in spending time in nature can take numerous hiking trips in the mountains or ride a bike along some of the most picturesque hill paths. During the summer there are lots of local festivals and religious celebrations that attract lots of tourists as well.
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