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AMALFI

The heart of the coast, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997. Amalfi dates back to the 4th century AD, when Roman refugees settled here. It reached its apex in 839 AD, when it declared its independence from the Byzantine Duchy of Naples, and became the first Maritime Republic in Italy. For centuries it
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ATRANI

This is one of Italy’s smallest municipalities, where just 850 inhabitants live in an area of 0.12 square kilometres. The picturesque village is nestled between the Civita mountains to the east and Mount Aureo to the west, in the valley of the Dragone river, which takes its name from the fire-breathing dragon that, legend has
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CETARA

The village derives its name from cetarius, or tuna. It is home to the last active tuna fishing fleet on the coast. The catch is processed in local family-run artisan workshops. This is a great town for gourmands, with wonderful restaurants. The local speciality, the very particular colatura anchovy sauce, was invented by chance by
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FURORE

Escaping Romans, barbarians at their backs, took refuge in these mountains, and founded the first settlements. Furore has remained, owing to its particular topology, an unassailable stronghold, even during the times of the Saracen raids. The fjord makes for a natural port, where trade flourished, encouraging the growth of the burgeoning paper industry and agriculture:
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MAIORI

The town of Maiori boasts the longest beach on the coast. It was the seat of the Customs of the Admiralty. Today, the main street is a pedestrian area and popular shopping destination. The magnificent fortified citadel of San Nicola De Thoro Plano rises up behind the town. The citadel is capable of housing one
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MINORI

Minori isn’t far from Maiori, along the cliff top above the sea. As its name suggests, it is smaller than Maiori, and was a popular destination for Roman patricians from the 1st century AD, as testified by the ancient maritime villa, the only one of its kind along the coast. The Roman villa with its
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PONTONE

This small village in the municipality of Scala was the first fortified bulwark in the territory of Amalfi in medieval times. Over the centuries Pontone, the castrum scalelle, became the picturesque village it is today, where the relaxing atmosphere has made it a favoured destination for visitors from near and far. Visit the ruins of
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POSITANO

Founded by the Greeks and inhabited by the Romans, Positano followed the destiny of the Amalfi Maritime Republic. It is a favoured destination for actors and artists, from Zeffirelli to Nureyef (who owned the Li Galli islands situated in front of the town), and from De Sica to Sofia Loren. In the 1960s Positano fashion
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PRAIANO

This small fishing village is situated on the ridge where mount Sant’Angelo a Tre Pizzi leads down to Capo Sottile. It is distinguished by its churches, with their majolica tile decorations, and the scattering of houses cascading down to the sea. The small Marina Di Praia beach is a highlight. A path cuts through the
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RAVELLO

At 350 m above sea level, where the sea meets the chestnut woods of Scala and Tramonti, this was a favoured destination for the nobles and wealthy merchants of Amalfi seeking repose, along with heads of state, churchmen, intellectuals, artists, poets, writers, and painters seeking inspiration. Ravello was the inspiration for Klingsor’s magic garden from
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SCALA

Along with Pontone (Scala Minor), this was the first inhabited settlement along the coast (Scala Maior). Romans who had been shipwrecked nearby discovered a land that seemed comparable to Eden for its pure air, excellent food and warm hospitality. Spread over a hill, on one side characteristic terraces drop down towards the sea, while on
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VIETRI SUL MARE

The 16th century dome of the San Giovanni Battista church rises above the town. The dome is decorated with hundreds of fish-shaped majolica scandole tiles in three colours, yellow, green, and azure. Vietri is the capital of ceramics, with dozens of workshops and studios, including the impressive Ceramica Solimene, designed by the architect Paolo Soleri
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TRAMONTI

Deviating from the coastal road, along a panoramic ascent and culminating on the Valico di Chiunzi, you reach the mountain village of Tramonti. The farming traditions of these thirteen villages makes this area the most authentic interpreter of the traditions on the Amalfi Coast from the presence of ancient cheese makers producing dairy products with
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ERCHIE

It ‘a small village placed between Cetara and Maiori, a popular tourist destination, consisting of a hundred citizens, mostly fishermen. Morphologically it appears as an amphitheater on the sea, surrounded by the Lattari mountains. The village has a special charm because it is nestled in a secluded valley that opens onto the beach and a
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RAITO

The small village is situated on a hill along the Amalfi Coast, about 3 km from Vietri sul Mare. It became famous because most of the fiction “Capri” scenes was filmed here. Raito is world – known famous for the characteristics stairs, which are the only way to move in the country. In fact, it

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