The Amalfi Coast is a real earthly paradise, between the sky and the sea; a treasure of rare beauty so much so that Unesco proclaimed it as a “World Heritage Site”.
It takes the name by the town of Amalfi, which has a thousand-year historical heritage, thanks to its prominent part during the commercial exchanges in the Mediterranean Sea.
The “Divine” coast is the land of lemons, uncontaminated beaches and of the Mediterranean scrub: it is placed in verticalposition with houses clinging to the rock, giving a very unique and picturesque landscape.
The Coast includes 13 Town Halls: Agerola, Amalfi, Atrani, Cetara, Conca dei Marini, Furore, Maiori, Minori, Positano, Praiano, Ravello, Scala, Tramonti and Vietri sul Mare. All the countries are connected by the State Road 163: an only, wonderful road overlooking the sea and one of the most beautiful in Italy.
Sorrento, thanks to its geographical position, is a strategic point to reach and visit the Amalfi Coast.
It must certainly provide at least a stop in the symbolic places of this wonderful strip of land: Positano and its colourful narrow streets; Ravello with Villa Rufolo and Villa Cimbrone; Amalfi with its Cathedral, the Valley of the Mills and the Tower of the Ziro; Vietri sul Mare, the birthplace of the artistic ceramics.
How to reach the Amalfy Coast from Sorrento
Sorrento Circumvesuviana station is also the bus stop of Sita buses. From here, in fact, it’s possible to take the bus for Positano and Amalfi.