The Amalfi Coast stretches for forty kilometres along the southern shore of the Sorrentine Peninsula in the southern part of Italy, encompassing thirteen municipalities, most of which are centered around tourism. Although the Amalfi Coast is undeniably a popular tourist destination, it still remains relatively unspoilt, retaining a unique character of dramatic scenery and strong local culture. With a striking coastline of rocky mountains, picturesque villages of tiny colourful houses, and beautiful turquoise waters, the place has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for cultural landscape since the nineties.
When coming here, one should not expect important monuments; what the place offers instead is the chance to step into a miracle world -- walking around in the tiny and atmospheric villages spread out along the shore, with a breathtaking view of the beautiful sea where you can enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and famous Italian hospitality. However, if you are intent on sightseeing, the places that are not to be missed are Amalfi with its cathedral and cloister and Positano, a colourful village situated on a steep slope with the Church of Santa Maria Assunta and Ravello with its Villa Cimbrone Gardens, a place offering a panorama to die for.
The area offers some gastronomical gems as well, like the local liqueur called limoncello that is made of the massive lemons grown in the terraced gardens that can be found all along the coast.
Moreover, it is an excellent destination for a relaxing seaside holiday. With warm weathers from April till October; clean, sandy beaches; and see-through waters of a thousands shades of blue, even the most grumpy traveler will have nothing to complain about here. And if all else fails, Capri is just a ferry ride away!
You will find Amalfi Coast hostels to suit any budget, standard, or taste. It's a great idea to stay in an Amalfi Coast hostel to avail yourself of everything the area has to offer.
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Positano is glamorous -- just as it is in the movies.
I met up with a load of guys who were going down to Willys Pub in Amalfi. We had a fantastic night people there from all over the world and the drinks were reasoably priced. I would recommend the pub to anyone who likes a good night out and a drink.