Amalfi coast

The Amalfi Coast, also known as the ”light blue ribbon” (Nastro Azzurro) is since 1997 one of the 55 Italian Unesco world heritage sites. Built in 1832 by the bourbons, this road hasn’t changed much ever since. It runs along the Lattari Mountains coastline, passing by a number of small villages nestled in the rocks and considered amongst the prettiest in the Mediterranean: Positano, Amalfi Ravello, Cetara, Maiori, Minori and Vietri sul Mare to mention some of the most celebrated. Inhabited since the VI century BC by the Greeks and previously by local indigenous people, this area mainly shares the same history of neighboring Naples. Tourism, fishing and farming are the main source of income for locals. The Amalfi Coast is a place known all over the world for its unparalleled natural beauty, rich in history and traditions, where you can spend a holiday that is relaxing and at the same time filled with emotions. A very popular location since ancient times, its splendour dates back to the first century AD, when the Roman aristocracy had numerous Roman villas built in the area. Over the centuries, the Amalfi Coast has become a flourishing and refined location thanks to the intense sea trade with the entire Mediterranean area. The most popular products are: the Limoncello liqueur; the colorful ceramic art-crafts from the traditional school of Vietri and the famous Carta d’Amalfi, an exclusive type of paper made out of cloths (linen, cotton and hemp). All these items are sold by the many shops available in Amalfi.