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The Amalfi Coast-Naples,Italy

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Description: The Amalfi Coast is named after the town of Amalfi, a once mighty Marine Republic to rival Pisa, Genoa and Venice. Today it is synomonous with lemons.

But what about the rest of the coast? Starting in Sorrento and eventually reaching Salerno there are 98km of some of the most spectacular scenery Italy has to offer.

Perhaps Positano is everyone's favourite, but do check out our pick of the rest.

Vietri sul Mare - It was here that the commercially minded Amalfitanis set up business dealing in terracotta and ceramics brought from Spain, Cyprus, Sicily etc in the 9th century. Do visit the Ceramics Museum at Villa Guariglia di Raito.

Villa degli Dei, rental apartment on 'the path of the gods'above the Amalfi Coast

Cetara - A visit to Cetara means sardines or 'alici'. The traditional staple of the local economy is still alive and well. We believe that the prized fish paste sauce or oil is the closest to the ancient Roman 'garum' you can find anywhere.

Minori - Snaking up the valley from Minori and the coast are the famous lemon groves cultivated on terraces as far as Ravello and the Chiunzi Pass. Minori also boasts a well preserved maritime Roman villa.

Ravello - Ravello is most famous for its annual arts and music event, the Ravello Festival. A new auditorium is planned which will be even more spectacular than the current 'hanging in the air' stage of Villa Rufolo pictured above in October.


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