VIETRI SUL MARE
Vietri is in the most protected corner of the Gulf of Salerno, in a position that makes it the gateway to the Amalfi Coast. It is renowned for the ceramic craftwork that is one of its main economic activities.
A picturesque fishing village, it owes its name to the "Cetari", who were formidable tuna catchers. Along its coast stands the Torre Vicereale, built in 1500 to prevent attacks by Turks.
Places to visit: the Church of St. Peter (18th century) and the Church of St. Francis.
Maiori overlooks the largest and most beautiful beach on the Amalfi Coast, along which there are numerous towers, including the Torre delle Formicole (known as the Norman Tower) and the Torre dell'Annunziata, incorporated into the Castello Miramare.
Minori is an enchanting town that provides sun, sea and a mild climate. The sun-drenched terraced fields are used to grow lemons, which produce lemon liqueur and many famous culinary specialities.
A terrace overlooking the sea with an enchanting view to enjoy. This spectacular corner of peace and beauty on the Amalfi Coast is enriched by the presence of two Villas: Villa Cimbrone and Villa Rufolo. The latter organises annual concerts of classical and symphonic music.
A town with a wealth of treasures, monuments, art and history, surrounded by fascinating natural grottos, like the one at "Masaniello". One of Atrani's principal activities was fishing, particularly for anchovies.
Places to visit: The Collegiate Church of S.Maria Maddalena, founded in 1274.
A place of incomparable beauty, Amalfi overlooks the sea with its characteristic cluster of houses clinging to the rocks.
Places to visit: the Duomo, built in the ninth century but completely restructured in 1203, the ancient paper mills, with the handmade paper museum (Museo della Carta fatta a mano) with around 3000 books about its origins.
Every four years, the historic regatta of the maritime republics (Regata delle Repubbliche Marinare) takes place in June.
CONCA DEI MARINI
A fishing harbour in the small Capo Bay, the Emerald Grotto, considered to be the eighth wonder of the world and filled with stalagtites and stalagmites.
In the southern foothills of the Lattari Mountains, which shelter it from the northern winds, Positano enjoys all the benefits of a mild and dry climate thanks to this enviable position.
Places to visit: The Collegiate Church of Santa Maria Assunta, the Church of S.Maria delle Grazie, Palazzo Murat and the La Porta Grotto.
Founded by the Osci or Oscans in the 8th century BC, it was ruled by the Greeks, the Etruscans and the Sannites until it eventually became a Roman colony in the year 80 BC. In the year 62 AD, a violent earthquake shook the city, after which reconstruction work began until, on 24th August of the year 79 AD, the well-known natural disaster occurred. The city has something magical and mysterious about it.
Places to visit: the Antiquarium Museum, the Marina Gate, the Basilica and seat of the court, the temples of Apollo, Vespasian, the goddess Fortuna and Jupiter, the Macellum, the Forum baths.
The island of Capri is famous for its magnificant natural environment and is one of the main international tourism destinations. It lies 17 nautical miles south of Naples and 3 nautical miles from the Sorrento peninsula. Don't miss a visit to Marina Grande (north side) and Marina Piccola (south side). The other town is Anacapri, which lies on a wide and very verdant plateau west of Mount Solaro.