There are too many beautiful cities and places to visit in Italy, but if you’re looking for a magic and suggestive atmosphere, you should definitely visit the Costiera Amalfitana and its beautiful villages. The Amalfi Coast stretches from Sorrento to Salerno and with the combination of sea, cliffs and mountains is considered to be one of the most amazing places in Europe and is one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Sorrento is one of the small cities that lie on the Amalfi Coast and the homeland of “Limoncello”. Situated between Naples and Salerno, it is a very picturesque and colorful city, close to the attractions of the coast and the archeological sites of this region, that has attracted throughout the years many tourists, especially during summer months. That’s why in Sorrento there are many hotels and resorts that will suit every pocket. If you are planning to visit Sorrento anytime soon, book your stay via Venere.com.
Amalfi is probably the main town of the Amalfi coast and the one with an impressive historical background. Founded in the 9th century, it was the capital of the maritime republic known as the Ducky of Amalfi that fought against Genoa and Pisa for military power over the coasts of the Mediterranean Sea. One of the most amazing attractions of the Amalfi coast is situated at about three miles from this wonderful village: the Emerald Grotto is very well known all around the world for its unique lightning conditions and has its surface covered by stalagmites and stalactites.
With its colorful and exotic gardens, Capri is one of the most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean sea and today is often associated to luxury and celebrities. The magical atmosphere of nature joined by the elegance of the beautiful villas makes this village unforgettable. Take a walk in the famous Piazzetta and then dive into the sea to visit the suggestive Blue Grotto, flooded by a brilliant blue light. From Anacapri, a village in the highest part of the island, it is possible to have a whole view of the island and the astonishing sea that surrounds it.
Positano lies on the steep cliffs of the Amalfi Coast and it is renowned for its bright houses and terraces of lemon groves. It is also known for its beaches made with pebbles and sand, but also for the dome of Santa Maria Assunta, which is entirely decorated with “maiolica”. Positano is the perfect place for those who wants to go shopping: near the harbor and in the centre of the village, there are many elegant boutiques that attract tourists every year.
The fact that many artists (Wagner, D.H. Lawrence, Lord Becket and Virginia Wolfe, just to mention a few) took inspirations for their most famous masterpieces in Ravello is emblematic. This village, perched on the Amalfi Coast, is a perfect combination of natural beauty, art and culture. Music is still the heart of Ravello’s cultural life: a very important classical music festival takes place in Villa Rufolo at the end of September every year.