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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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