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The Amalfi Coast Travel

Amalfi Coast is a perfect combination of beautiful scenery, art treasures, warmth and hospitality, and superb food and wine. Medieval brick buildings line winding streets that visitors can lose themselves in. From the Piazza del Campo, Siena Cathedral and historical centre to the nearby countryside, markets and local food and drink, Siena has something for every kind of traveller.
This 50km (30 mile) stretch of crinkly coastline between Sorrento and Salerno offers breathtaking scenery as you make your torturous, winding way from one gorgeous sea cove into the next, some craggy inlets so sheer and deep they almost qualify as mini-fjords.

High, tree-swathed cliffs on your left plunge tumultuously into the azure waters below you on the right, the inlets and headlands punctuated Amalfi coast by scraps of beaches, terraced groves of giant lemons, and some of the most inviting, relaxing, and beautiful small towns in Italy.
Wander through Piazza Tasso on any given Sunday and you'll be exposed to one of Italy's finer passeggiatas (strolls), snaking past palatial hotels, magnificent marquetry shops and simple Campanian restaurants serving gnocchi alla sorrentina finished off with a shot of ice-cold limoncello.

Morning: Via motorcoach, we will transfer to Capri Island, then enjoy a walk in the historic town center of the Santa Teresa district to discover the Arabic-influenced history of the village, due to the Amalfi Republic's links with Byzantium and Jerusalem.
The clear seas, bright villages and stone churches of the Amalfi Coast between Positano, Sorrento, Ravello and Amalfi, are well stocked with small boutique hotels, hidden coves and intimate cafe terraces on which to watch the sun go down, and make for the classic eloper's dream.
A visit to the Amalfi Coast is an opportunity to travel the most idyllic and scenic hillsides in all of Italy, to drive winding coastal roads with unrivalled panoramas and explore romantic historic attractions which bring meaning to the locals in the area.

A guide can bring you through some of the ancient streets where you can see Baths, Forums and Villas built by the Romans in the year 80 B.C. You could of course arrange a day visit in Pompeii (with Villa of the Mysteries) with a professional English-speaking local guide.
Stay here if: You want a no-frills atmosphere that is as unchanged by tourism as you are going to get on the Amalfi Coast; you are a die-hard seafood lover; you're fascinated by ancient Greek history; you want to relax without the tourists; you're looking for a good value along the coast.

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