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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Amalfi Coast Italy

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

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Amalfi Coast Italy

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 Naples.

Renowned for its rugged terrain, scenic beauty, picturesque towns and diversity, the Amalfi Coast was featured in Positano (1953) by American writer John Steinbeck and in the romantic novel, "Finding Positano, A Love Story" (2010) by William James.

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