To the south of the Sorrento Peninsula, is the first stretch of the Amalfi Coast. Follows the coastline of the Gulf of Salerno, where the mountains seem to dive into the sea, creating pretty coves, bays, natural arches, fjords and small coves with pebble beaches. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Coming from Sorrento (however, from the Gulf of Naples), we meet for the first Positano, with its incredible houses built along the slope that sinks in the bay. Like a colorful mosaic, you will be enchanted by the charm of the alleys and the absolute beauty of the beach. Do not miss: the main church and the great bars and restaurants.
Further along the coast you get to Conca dei Marini set in the rock which leads to the famous Emerald Cave. Along the way, ancient medieval watchtowers, artisan shops, tiny and pretty villages and a succession of stunning views; around every bend there is always a different view and the most frequent word is "WOW!".
Then you reach Amalfi, the oldest of the four Maritime Republics medieval. It is the only town on the Costa with a decent waterfront and is the most frequented by tourists from around the world, to the beaches, monuments, shopping and excellent ice cream and lemon granita. Among the treasures of Amalfi is the Paper Museum, the Cathedral of St. Andrew, with long staircase and the Cloister of Paradise.
Leaving Amalfi and exceeded even the tiny but amazing Atrani, you leave the coastal road and begins the climb that leads us to Ravello, about 350 meters above sea level. This is a place that has inspired artists and ordinary people of all ages and backgrounds, and even today, stopping on its terraces or strolling through the streets of the gardens of his monumental villas, is perfectly understandable because, Richard Wagner claimed to have found the mythical Klingsor's Garden right here, in Ravello.