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The Amalfi Coast lies just north of Salerno. It is one of the most delightful destinations in Campania.

This spectacular coastline which embraces the charming resort towns of Positano, Praiano, Amalfi and Ravello invites us to imagine ourselves back in the sunny carefree days of the sixties - for here the beauty and romance of those times have not changed.

The people here have a strong affinity with their beloved coast and they have perfected the art of living: they are part of the elements surrounding them. Life here still revolves around the sun and sea, the enjoyment of simple pleasures. Driving along the coast, past the green terraces of grapevines, the groves of lemon and olive trees which sweep down the slopes to the clear blue water below, you are presented with a panorama of breathtaking beauty.

The soft greens of hills and valleys, the azure sea and sky, and the warm, faded yellow-pink buildings all meld together in this palette of seductive color. In small villages the air is heavy with the scent of roses and carnations. As you walk along the narrow, paved streets, the pink flowers of the oleanders hang over crumbling stone walls - and the effect is one of mellow beauty.

When we arrived on the Amalfi coast the sky was blue and the weather was very warm, considerining it was October! I was in posession of a severe flu (or it was in posession of me!) and I opted out of a swim. Anne (far right) and our travelling friend Brian and Amanda enjoyed the swim and advised me that the water was a lot mor salty than the beaches that we are used to in Australia and therefore you float "higher" in the water. I became the official photographer and bag minder!

The Cathedral of St. Andrew.

The Duomo is situated in the center of the town and was built during the 6th Century to honour St. Andrew the Apostle, whose remains are in a crypt within. Take particular note of the Duomo's Oriental style. The bronze doors were the first in Italy, made from bronze brought back from Constantinople by a local nobleman, Pantaleone di Mauro Comite. The Cathedral is a meeting place for locals and tourists alike and the entire towm seems to extend from this cathedral and plaza.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:spectacular coastline.
  • Cons:Narrow (sometimes dangerous) roads add hours to your trip.
  • In a nutshell:Paradise???????........Close enough!
  • Last visit to Amalfi: Oct 2005
  • Intro Updated Nov 12, 2005
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  • julzy's Profile Photo
    Aug 29, 2011 at 12:20 AM

    Hello ...thanks for your info and photos of the Amalfi Coast. We are new travellers and are going to the UK and Italy in September....thanks for the tips. Cheers.

  • Pawtuxet's Profile Photo
    Jun 7, 2007 at 6:48 AM

    Your flu didn't stop you from seeing much of the Amalfi area...isn't it sensational?

  • Xemx's Profile Photo
    Feb 12, 2006 at 11:40 AM

    Hi Kev! Just stopped by for a quick look at your Amalfi page...it seems like a beautiful place. Good transport tip...wow, those roadside fruit sellers sound really mean...we have a lot of them here but ours are friendly! Anne

  • hojasdehierba's Profile Photo
    Nov 12, 2005 at 5:23 PM

    I liked your page about Amalfi. Very nice. Thanks!

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