The Amalfi Coast is an inspiring part of Italy, coming here you travel through history, nature, and attractions like the Amalfi Cathedral, Villa Rufolo in Ravello, and many other ancient churches and monuments on the coast of Italy. Most attractions can be reached on foot and on hikes, or by boat, such as the Valle delle Ferriere,
the Galli's islands near Positano, the Emerald Grotto in Conca dei Marini. Many museums and churches are open on the Amalfi Coast, such as the Paper Museum, the crypt of the main cathedral, the museum of the Ravello cathedral, the church of Santa Maria Olearia. There are many traditional events, especially in summer, such as Patron Saints days, town festivals
and celebrations that involve wine and gastronomy tastings, live music, and entertainment. Each town on the coast hosts events to promote Amalfi tourism, culture and traditions.
Italian gastronomy is widely available to travellers in this part of the coast of Italy through restaurants, cafes, bakeries, shops
and producers of pastries, cakes, wine, and limoncello. Amalfi Coast accommodation is available in hotels, bed and breakfast, villas, and such if you'd like to stay in the area.
A holiday on the Amalfi Coast is a charming and relaxing experience between history and natural beauty. We hope this travel guide will help tourists plan Amalfi coast vacations providing useful travel tips.
Amalfi Coast wines are Falanghina, Fiano, and Greco di tufo, in the whites' department, while the region's reds are the Aglianico, which is named after its grape like Falanghina, the Taurasi, the Per'e Palummo, and the Lacrima Cristi (Christ's tear). The original grapes used to make these wines originally came from Greece, together with the know-how to grow them and process them. The whites of the Amalfi Coast are quite fruity and fresh, and they ideally go with fish and sea-food. While the Aglianico, Per'e Palummo, and Lacrima Cristi are robust reds with a subtle scent which accompany cured meats, ham and salame, and typical cheese such as caciocavallo, provolone, and provola affumicata. The Taurasi instead stands out among Amalfi's reds as the special reserve. In the last two decades the wine makers of Campania have generally improved their production process, and added a few new numbers to their repertoire such as rosè, passitos, and a few sparkling proseccos. Make sure you tast'em if you visit the Amalfi Coast.
Amalfi Coast Italy lemons
The lemons of the Amalfi Coast are famous all over the world, and are one of the most typical products of the area that inspired many Amalfi traditional recipes, cakes, and the famous limoncello liqueur. The trees are also a vital element for the local environment. In fact their deep and strong roots stabilise the terrain of the hills and cliffs of the area. Looking after the orchards, and collecting the fruits is hard work, and unfortunately it is not very profitable anymore, since a lot has changed in both the local and world's economy in the last few decades. Therefore only the older generation still maintains the trees and harvests the fruits. Most likely when these last caretakers will go no one will take their place, and in time also the trees might disappear from this area if left without care. Please support this natural product, and help us keep this tradition alive, and the environment in balance. Make sure you buy original fruits from the Amalfi coast region. Thank you.
How to tell a lemon from a lemon: the local "sfusato amalfitano" is recognizable for its oval shape, its intense aroma, and its size, being generally bigger than the Sicilian lemon which also has a rounder shape.