The Amalfi coast, located south of Naples along the Gulf of Salerno, is one of the most romantic travel destinations in Italy, a symphony of colours and forms which is seeking its equivalent throughout the world.
Breathtaking views from the steep coast onto the deep blue sea, strolling through picturesque villages laid out in steep terraces, unhurried hiking tours through vineyards and olive groves, sweat-provoking excursions to the steep mountains of the hinterland (as high as 1,400 m!), with canyons and jagged rocks, or relaxing afternoons in a small bay, when the red sun sinks into the sea near Capri...- who can keep from dreaming, reading this at home?
The charm of the landscape is made up especially by the unique interchange of blue sea, lively coastal towns and wildly jagged steep coast. Already the Greeks and Romans could not evade its beauty, although for centuries the area has been accessible only from the sea or by mountain paths on foot.
The entire coastal region was named after Amalfi, where the first maritime republic of Italy was founded in the 10th century with far-reaching commerce relations, and which did not fade into economic oblivion until Pisa and Genoa became more powerful. But in any case, since the 19th century the Amalfi coast belongs to any grand tour of Italy, especially since the construction of the coastal road in 1857 has further advanced its development. At that time, the Amalfi coast quickly became famous and artists and intellectuals from all over Europe settled here. The “Amalfitana”, twisting and at times very narrow, with pendant rock spurs and steep falls, is considered one of the most beautiful coastal roads in the world.
A paradise for those who love "being active" during their holidays: well marked-out hiking routes, old "donkey" paths and rarely used side roads disclose the rural areas of the "Amalfitana" to hikers and cyclists.