Sorrento4you Amalfi Attractions
It’s the heart and soul of the coast. In the serene blue of the sky and sea, Amalfi, guarded by its port, seems held in the palm of a hand. Above, the scenic drapery of the mountains, hinged like a backdrop, dotted with houses; below, a picturesque weaving of alleys and steps, all the way to the Piazza, where the Cathedral dominates from the top of its majestic stairs.
A unique scene, where historic memory intertwines with unforgettable natural beauty. Suspended between the slopes of Lattari Mountains and the sea, the picturesque alleys of Amalfi today host a large number of tourists, but there was a time, when the powerful Marine Republic had its moment of maximum splendour between the 10th and 12th centuries, that they kept the outsiders (Longobards and Saracenes) at bay.
Rich and populated Amalfi enjoyed lively contact with the Orient. In memory of its ancient power every four years, in June, it holds the “Historic Regatta of the Marine Republics”. Amalfi is included in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.