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Amalfi Coast


The Amalfi Coast, or ''Costiera Amalfitana'' in Italian, is a stretch of coastline on the southern side of the Sorrentine Peninsula of Italy (Province of Salerno), extending from Positano in the west to Vietri sul Mare in the east.

Overview



The main town close to the Amalfi Coast is Salerno, the municipalities belonging to its coast are Vietri sul Mare, Cetara, Maiori, Tramonti, Minori, Ravello, Scala, Atrani, Amalfi, Conca dei Marini, Furore, Praiano and Positano. Very close to the territory of the coast (near Furore and Conca dei Marini) is it situated Agerola, located in the Sorrentine Peninsula and belonging to the Province of Staples.

Renowned for its rugged terrain, scenic beauty, picturesque towns and diversity, the Amalfi Coast was featured in ''Positano'' (1953) by American writer John Steinbeck.

==Municipalities and ''frazioni''==
*Vietri sul Mare: Albori, Benincasa, Dragonea, Iaconti, Molina, Raito, San Vincenzo
*Cetara: Fuenti
*Maiori: Erchie, Ponteprimario, Santa Maria delle Grazie, Vecite
*Tramonti : Campinola, Capitignano, Cesarano, Corsano, Figlino, Gete, Novella, Paterno Sant'Arcangelo, Paterno Sant'Elia, Pietre, Polvica , Ponte, Pucara
*Minori : Torre
*Ravello: Casa Bianca, Castiglione, Marmorata, Sambuco, Torello
*Scala : Campidoglio, Minuta, Pontone
*Atrani (''The municipality has not civil parishes'')
*Amalfi : Lone, Pastena, Pogerola, Tovere, Vettica Minore
*Conca dei Marini (''The municipality has not civil parishes'')
*Furore : Fiordo di Furore, Marina di Praia
*Praiano : Vettica Maggiore
*Positano : Montepertuso, Nocelle

Notable places



*Duomo (the cathedral) in Amalfi, and its cloister (''Chiostro del Paradiso ''in Italian)
*the church of Santa Maria Assunta in Positano
*the churches of San Salvatore del Birecto and of Santa Maria Maddalena in Atrani
*Villa Cimbrone and Villa Rufolo in Ravello
*Duomo (Cathedral) of Ravello: the central nave contains the "Pulpit of the Gospels", on the right of the central nave, created in 1272 by Nicolò di Bartolomeo from Foggia
*the churches of San Luca and San Gennaro in Praiano and their viewpoints
*the church of San Pancrazio in Conca dei Marini and its viewpoint
*the Fiordo of Furore
*the church of Santa Trofimena and the ancient Roman villa in Minori
*Ravello, a town inside a castle
*the ''Emerald Cave'' in Conca dei Marini


Source: Wikipedia