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The Amalfi Coast: southern Italy’s magical maritime stretch

In this video, we take a pre-Covid trip to Italy’s stunning Amalfi coast – a major tourist destination that, pre-pandemic, would typically draw millions of visitors each year.

And it is easy to see why: the Mediterranean landscape, a stretch of coastline on the Tyrrhenian Sea, located in the Gulf of Salerno in southern Italy, holds vast cultural and scenic value. Thanks to its topography and historical evolution, it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.

Occupying the southern side of Sorrento’s peninsula, the Amalfi Coast’s corniche road winds around towering cliffs that slip almost sheer into the sea, offering up an incredible ride, whether by bus or car.

As for the coastline’s string of fabled towns – they read like a Hollywood cast list.

There’s Positano, the highflyers’ favourite, with its pastel-coloured chic boutiques and bronzed sunbathers. Further east, ancient Amalfi calls visitors to marvel at its Arabic-Norman cathedral. Not to be excluded, mountaintop Ravello lets tourists gawp at cultured villas, while to the west lies the clifftop resort of Sorrento.

Should you find yourself here, consider adding the following to your itinerary:

  • Cattedrale di Sant’Andrea (Amalfi)
  • Villa Rufolo (Ravello)
  • Villa Cimbrone (Ravello)
  • Marina di Praia (Praiano)
  • Chiostro del Paradiso (Amalfi)
  • Punta Campanella Marine Reserve (Marina del Cantone)
  • Baia di Ieranto (Sorrento Peninsula)
  • Museo Correale di Terranova (Sorrento)
  • Grotta dello Smeraldo (Amalfi)
  • Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta (Positano)

View the original video here.

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