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Gallery 2 > On Location (Abroad) > Amalfi Coast, Italy

01.  Villa Cimbroni Gardens, Ravello

 

02.  Villa Cimbroni Gardens, Ravello

 

03.  A Moonlit Amalfi Bay

 

04.  Dawn Breaks Over Amalfi

17.  Wedding Day, Amalfi Cathedral

 

18.  Wedding Day, Amalfi Cathedral  

 

19.  Wedding Day, Amalfi Cathedral

 

20.  Wedding Day, Amalfi Cathedral

13.  Norman Tower, Ravello

 

14.  Maiori, from Villa Cimbroni Gardens, Ravello

 

15.  Amalfi Cathedral At Night

 

16.  Bell Tower, Amalfi

09.  Basking, Porto di Sorrento

 

10.  Swimmer, Porto di Sorrento

 

11.  Local Produce, Sorrento

 

12.  Limoncello, Amalfi

05.  Overlooking Positano

 

06.  Ceramics Shop, Positano

 

07.  Positano, from the beach

 

08.  Back Streets of Positano

21.  Overlooking Capri

 

22.  Capri Watches

 

23.  Approaching Positano, by boat

 

24.  Coral Waters, Porto di Amalfi

The Amalfi Coast (Italian: Costiera Amalfitana) is a stretch of coastline on the southern coast of the Sorrentine Peninsula in the Province of Salerno in Southern Italy. The Amalfi Coast is a popular tourist destination for the region and Italy as a whole, attracting thousands of tourists annually. During the 10th–11th centuries, the Duchy of Amalfi existed on the territory of the Amalfi Coast, centered in the town of Amalfi. The Amalfi coast was later controlled by the Principality of Salerno, until Amalfi was sacked by the Republic of Pisa in 1137. Since then the Amalfi coast has experienced a crisis. In 1997, the Amalfi Coast was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as a cultural landscape.

 

Like the rest of the region, the Amalfi Coast lies in a Mediterranean climate, featuring warm summers and mild winters. It is located on the relatively steep southern shore of the Sorrentine Peninsula, leaving little room for rural and agricultural territories. The only land route to the Amalfi Coast is the 40 kilometres (25 mi) long Strada Statale 163 which runs along the coastline from the town of Vietri sul Mare in the east to Positano in the west. Thirteen municipalities are located on the Amalfi Coast, many of them centered around tourism.

 

The Amalfi Coast is known for its production of limoncello liqueur as the area is a known cultivator of lemons, known as sfusato amalfitano in Italian, which are grown in terraced gardens along the entire coast between February and October. Amalfi is also a known maker of a hand-made thick paper which is called bambagina. Other renowned local products are a particular kind of anchovies (local Italian: alici) from Cetara, and the colorful handmade ceramics from Vietri.

 

 

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