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The Costiera Amalfitana, or the Amalfi Coast, part of the Campanian Coast, is situated south of the Sorrentine Peninsula and overlooks the Gulf of Salerno. It is bordered on the west by Positano and on the east by Vietri sul Mare. It is world famous for its beautiful nature and major touristic sites. It takes the name of Amalfi, the historical and geographical centre of the Amalfi Coast. The Amalfi Coast is famous for its heterogeneity. That is, each region's coast has its own character and traditions.
The main municipalities along the 50 kilometer coast are: Vietri sul Mare, Cetara, Maiori. Minori, Tramonti, Ravello, Scala, Atrani, Amalfi, Agerola, Conca dei Marini, Furore, Praiano, and Positano. The Amalfi Coast is a world cultural heritage belonging to UNESCO. The splendor of the Amalfi coast dates back to Ancient Rome, when the Roman patricians were used to build their summer residences here. Thus, many villas are scattered throughout the coast. A second period of historic importance took place during the Republic of Amalfi and the Republic of Marinara, together with Pisa, Genova and Venezia. The history tied to the Republic of Amalfi, still, is relived every year with its famous regattas, a folk event known around the world.
The divine coast is one of the most coveted areas in the world. Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello are places with superb natural beauty, rich in charm and enchantment, as well as treasure chests filled with history. It is the destination for tourists, artists, and people who love the sea, sun and peace. Many young people also come to the coast in search of entertainment and nightlife.
The region is home to some superb restaurants and holiday villas. It is also one of Italy’s top spots for hiking, with well-marked trails providing a great means of getting away from the coastal clamour.
Since the Amalfi Coast is such a beloved destination for travelers, there is wonderful shopping to be had along the coast, from high end designer boutiques to unique handcrafted artisan wares and fashions.