The Amalfi Coast faces the Tyrhennian Sea at the base of the Lattari Mountains in Italy. 16 small towns make up the Amalfi Coast, filled with beautiful coves, vineyards, citrus groves, and terraces.
Each small town is very unique, from one having an Oriental influence to another that is known for very colorful ceramic tiles.
Amalfi, the little town that the Amalfi Coast was named after, was first founded back in the 4th century B.C. as a marine republic that exported all kinds of Italian goods to the markets in the east and imported eastern goods
One of the most beautiful and picturesque towns on the coast is Positano, a popular spot for visitors to go and relax. It has been a type of resort dating back to the ancient Romans, with colorful homes that go down towards the Tyrhennian Sea. The Church of Santa Maria Assunta is a popular attraction, and visitors will enjoy walking through narrow pathways filled with all kinds of interesting local shops. Steep stairs can be found all over that lead to one of the beaches.
Sorrento, also a very beautiful town, has a plethora of old shops selling a variety of high-quality items, such as lacework and nice souvenirs. However, there is no real beach in Sorrento, as the town is on top of a cliff. One can see across the water all the way to Naples and the volcano Mt Vesuvius. Sorrento is a great base to explore this area’s best attractions, such as the countryside, the other towns on the Amalfi Coast, Pompeii, and Capri.
The town of Cetara is a pleasant fishing village that is the perfect spot to go for food lovers. Cetara has been known it’s tuna from the deep sea since medieval times. Fishermen go out at night to catch anchovies in the dark. Recently, locals have recreated an anchovy essence that is thought to be related to an ancient fish seasoning from Roman times.