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Amalfi – the Center of the Iconic Coast in Italy

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Amalfi – the Center of the Iconic Coast in Italy

The main gem of the precious Amalfi Coast – the town of Amalfi is the largest resort here. Its history dates back to the 6th century, but is present in a variety of ancient buildings, that also remind about the glorious past of the town, which used to be an important port that later grew to the Duchy of Amalfi.

Besides the historic town center and buildings, visitors also love sampling various lemon products – the local specialty. The most famous one is limoncello – Italian lemon liqueur. Sandy beaches provide sites for bathing and enjoying the sun. Amalfi is also comfortably posited between other cities like Naples, Pompei, Herculaneum and Positano, that attract day trippers for an adventure.

Why to go there?: The town offers various outdoor activities – from exploring the history and ancient architecture to lying on the beach or taking a trip to the neighboring towns. Various cultural events and concerts take place in summer. It is a must visit once on the glorious Amalfi Coast.
When to go there?: The peak season is from June to September or October. However, the mild climate allows visitors to come here all year round. Except that some attractions can be closed during other seasons.
How to get there?: There is an easy access to Amalfi since it is a popular tourist destination. Get there by bus or boat from Rome, Sorrento, Naples and other Italian cities.

Amalfi – the Center of the Iconic Coast in Italy

Amalfi – the Center of the Iconic Coast in Italy

Amalfi – the Center of the Iconic Coast in Italy

Amalfi – the Center of the Iconic Coast in Italy

Amalfi – the Center of the Iconic Coast in Italy

Amalfi – the Center of the Iconic Coast in Italy
Photo: Akiko Miyazaki

Amalfi – the Center of the Iconic Coast in Italy
Photo: Angelo Ferraris

Amalfi – the Center of the Iconic Coast in Italy
Photo: Bert Brons

Amalfi – the Center of the Iconic Coast in Italy
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Amalfi – the Center of the Iconic Coast in Italy
Photo: Sergio Silvestri

Source: Places to See In Your Lifetime
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