May 11, 2014

Travel to the Amalfi coast, Italy’s most jealously guarded gemstone...

Amalfi coast, Italy
If you should pick just one beach place in Italy, there is no doubt the first that would come to mind is Amalfi Coast, one of the most known and worldwide requested travel destinations of Italy. Because it’s not just going to the beach… It’s a mosaic of precious villages set between cliffs, fjords and coves. Of which we are going to discover the most representative, even if not necessarily the most beautiful for everybody: Amalfi and Positano.


Located in the heart of the Amalfi Coast, land in which the mountain falls steeply into the sea, creating charming coves, deep fjords, headlands, bays, natural arches and small pebble beaches, Amalfi has been declared UNESCO World Heritage Site for its undisputed beauty and uniqueness of its natural landscape.
The origins of the village are very old and its foundation dates back to the Roman period. During its thousand-year history, Amalfi was the first of the four famous Maritime Republics of Italy vying for control of the Mediterranean, with its imposing Cathedral of St. Andrew, preceded by a grand staircase, the ancient arsenals of the Republic,the  cloister of Paradise and the Paper Museum, in which it is shown to tourists and curious how the precious handmade paper of Amalfi was produced.
Amalfi coast, Italy


Declared UNESCO World Heritage Site for its undisputed beauty and uniqueness of its natural landscape, Positano is a pearl of Italy, nestled in a corner of paradise between steep cliffs and gentle waves. The origins of Positano are very old and is thought to have been founded by a group of refugees from nearby Paestum.
Positano, Amalfi coast

Today it is a really sublime village, where rows of rose and honey colored houses seem to be suspended on the iridescent sea; penetrating through the narrow streets scented of geraniums, you will discover lovely restaurants and hotels, in addition to the beach of La Praia, the Saracen towers, the majolica dome of the Church of St. Luke the Evangelist, the picturesque Convent of Santa Maria a Castro and the romantic sunsets overlooking the bay of Positano, Sorrento Peninsula and the stacks of Capri.

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