Amalfi Coast

With summer travel plans in the works, Campania invaribly comes up. It is south of Rome and on the Tyrrhenian Sea and is comprised of some of Italy’s most well known names…Capri, Sorrento, Naples, Pompeii, Paestum, and Positano, to mention a few. The Amalfi coastline is a favorite summer playground for Italians and tourists alike. It has it all…from fascinating archaeological sites, appealing medieval towns, white sand beaches and picture-perfect villages….many built into the terraced hillsides.

There is something magic about the houses spilling down the hillsides of Positano toward the blue sea. Positano has been featured in many movies, the latest being Under the Tuscan Sun.
Once a small fishing village and port of maritime power Amalfi, today Positano derives its wealth almost entirely from tourism. Everywhere the views are compelling, and the fish you eat at dinner are fresh.
There’s lots to do in Positano for the well-heeled shopper and the beach crowd. Otherwise, a day trip for the views is all it takes.
Capri is an enchanting and picturesque island made of limestone rock. A favorite with Roman emperors, the rich and famous, artists, and writers, it’s still one of the Mediterranean’s must-see places. The island’s top attraction is the famous Blue Grotto, Grotta Azzurra.
Sorrento sits on a long cliff amid lemon and olive groves overlooking the sea. A ravine divides the town with the pretty old town on one side and the suburban area with hotels on the other. The old town, still retaining its Roman grid of narrow streets, was an important trading post in the middle ages.
Its many hotels and restaurants, as well as easy access and good public transportation make Sorrento a good base for exploring the Amalfi Coast, Pompeii, Vesuvius, and other Bay of Naples attractions

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