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#1 of 25 attractions in Amalfi Coast
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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#2 of 25 attractions in Amalfi Coast
Category: Gardens; Historic Sites
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Bagni d'Arienzo (Positano)
#3 of 25 attractions in Amalfi Coast
Category: Beaches
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#4 of 25 attractions in Amalfi Coast
Category: Gardens; Castles
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Cilento (Salerno)
#5 of 25 attractions in Amalfi Coast
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#6 of 25 attractions in Amalfi Coast
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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#7 of 25 attractions in Amalfi Coast
Category: Beaches
Owner description: This stretch of coastline has often been described as the most beautiful in the entire Mediterranean. One afther another,... more » Owner description: This stretch of coastline has often been described as the most beautiful in the entire Mediterranean. One afther another, green and rocky mountainsp lunge dramatically into the mediterranean blue sea. The famouse Amalfi Coast road clings to the mountainsides revealing a succession of picturebook wiews each seemingly more stunning than the one before. Not so many years ago much of this coast was only accessible by boat. Now it is a fashionable resort area which retains the charm of past times. « less
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#8 of 25 attractions in Amalfi Coast
Category: Gardens
Owner description: In the heart of the Medieval town of Salerno, at the back of Fusandola torrent and of the old Mediaval walls, a terraced... more » Owner description: In the heart of the Medieval town of Salerno, at the back of Fusandola torrent and of the old Mediaval walls, a terraced fenced orchard is situated. In it the remains of a glorious and rich history can be still seen: it is the so called Minerva’s Garden. This structure develops along the orchard line which from the Town Villa gardens goes up to the Medieval Castle. Minerva’s Garden is exactly situated in the middle of this ideal itinerary and it is certainly the most interesting example of orchard for the art-historical valuesit represents.What is today really striking for any visitor – thanks to a restoration work completed in September 2000 - is an interesting variety of eighteenth century style elements.Among these the most characteristic one is a long staircase emphasized by cross plan pilasters, with stucco decorations supporting a pergola. The staircase, linking and evidently framing the different levels of the garden, ends up to a belvedere-terrace which is also covered with a pergola, it is built on the old walls and allows a wide and privileged view of the sea including the port, the historical centre of the town and the hills.The water system, composed of basins and fountains, one of them for each terrace, with decorations made from calcareous concretions, shows the presence of abundant water sources which, suitably canalized have over centuries allowed – besides other uses – the cultivation of plots of land. This site is characterized by a special microclimate, fostered by a poor influence of north winds and by a favourable exposure, which still today allows the cultivation and spontaneous propagation of plant species needing a particularly moist and warm climate.Since the twelfth century Silvatico family had owned these places, one of its members, Matteo, physician of the Salernitan School of Medicine, between the thirteenth and fourteenth century, distinguished himself as big expert of the plants used for producing remedies. His work called Opus pandectarum medicinae, is a precious collection of information about semplici, that is on parts of plants which were used for producing remedies.In fact, after a careful examination of the historical documents and sources, scholars have proved the existence in the area of the Medieval town of Salerno, of a garden called giardino dei semplici, (garden from which parts of plants were extracted) founded in the first twenty years of 1300 by the Salernitan physician and botanist Matteo Silvatico, for being used by the scholars of the Medical School. In this space of an extraordinary cultural value, which can be today identified just in the area of Minerva’s Garden, the plants from which active principles used for a therapeutic purpose were extracted, were cultivated;besides this, in this place a real didactic activity was carried out in order to show the students of the Medical school the plants with their names and their characteristics (ostensio simplicium).This background testifies that the garden, situated in the area of the old site of the hortus sanitatis of the Salernitan Medical School, can be considered the oldest botanic garden linked to a school of medicine. « less
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#9 of 25 attractions in Amalfi Coast
Owner description: My name is Rossella Mottola and I have a tourist office in Amalfi; we offer stunning luxury villas, self-catering apartments... more » Owner description: My name is Rossella Mottola and I have a tourist office in Amalfi; we offer stunning luxury villas, self-catering apartments and residences in Ravello, Positano, Amalfi, Atrani, and other coastal villages in this beautiful resort area.Many rentals have swimming pools, striking Mediterranean (sea) views and private access to the sea.Perfect for wedding arrangements, honeymoons, family reunions and holidays of all kinds.We also provide historical, nature excursions and hikes as well as gastronomic tours. Visit local markets, a cheese makers shop, a liquor producer of the region's famous limoncello and even take a mini cooking class.Why not try taste some local wines? A short journey to Tramonti, will carry you to a private farm and it's excellent appellation-controlled wine.The farm extends over about seven hectares and produces wines from the grapes of three local historical families, producing both red & white Tramonti wines. You can also take a tour of the vineyards that produce the famous Lacryma Christi wines that are cultivated on the foothills of Mount Vesuvious.Our Amalfi coast is really beautiful and a boat ride should not be missed. We rent small boats for couples, and bigger boats for families and friends seeking to discover the coast by sea. For sport lovers, why not hire a kayak and explore the coves, beaches and islands that can be found close by.Another way to explore the coast is by renting a car or scooter; of course it is really important to have the confidence to negotiate our narrow roads and hairpin bends.The Amalfi coast is also a good base to visit the famous archaeological sites as Pompeii, Herculaneum & Paestum letting us organize an exclusive tour or group tour with a specialized guide. Let us provide with the region's premier tourist services and vacation rentals as well as information on hotels, bed and breakfast accommodation and restaurants.For direct access to the many wonders of the Amalfi Coast contact us « less
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Palazzo Murat (Positano)
#10 of 25 attractions in Amalfi Coast
Category: Gardens
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Lido Capo di Conca (Conca dei Marini)
#11 of 25 attractions in Amalfi Coast
Category: Beaches
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#12 of 25 attractions in Amalfi Coast
Owner description: Birds of prey show - to few steps from the path of the gods in front of precious landscape there is a family of birds of prey... more » Owner description: Birds of prey show - to few steps from the path of the gods in front of precious landscape there is a family of birds of prey (owl, hawk, falcon, vulture, eagle) that give you unforgettable emotions and memories of your holidays, between land and sea. « less
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#13 of 25 attractions in Amalfi Coast
  • Lovely Beach 11/01/2011
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Spiaggia Grande (Positano)
#14 of 25 attractions in Amalfi Coast
Category: Beaches
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#15 of 25 attractions in Amalfi Coast
#16 of 25 attractions in Amalfi Coast
  • busiest 10/27/2012
Category: Gardens
Owner description: Based on the East side of the Hotel Botanico San Lazzaro, the exclusive exotic garden "Beniamino Cimini" is split in levels,... more » Owner description: Based on the East side of the Hotel Botanico San Lazzaro, the exclusive exotic garden "Beniamino Cimini" is split in levels, making the most of the typical terraces on the Amalfi Coast commonly engaged by scented lemon groves. With further 3500 square metres extension, the garden offers its visitors the delights of a botanic oasis, formed by cactaceae and succulente, with approximately 2000 different plants and a rare collection of cristate that stands out among them. A green corner with an exotic touch, therefore, set on a natural scenery of sublimed beauty dedicated to Beniamino Cimini who committed his life to the intensive farming and growing of this collection of exemplary nature. A passion materialized in a botanic garden near the sea, the ideal place for pleasant walks and relaxing ways to spend your time, sipping a cocktail or a glass of wine, flipping through the pages of a magazine or a good book. « less
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Due Fratelli (Salerno)
#17 of 25 attractions in Amalfi Coast
Category: Geologic Formations
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#18 of 25 attractions in Amalfi Coast
Category: Caverns/ Caves; Geologic Formations
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#19 of 25 attractions in Amalfi Coast
Category: Caverns/ Caves
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#20 of 25 attractions in Amalfi Coast
Category: Caverns/ Caves
Owner description: Set in the bay of Conca dei Marini, this awesomely beautiful cave is named for the color reflected in the water and offers... more » Owner description: Set in the bay of Conca dei Marini, this awesomely beautiful cave is named for the color reflected in the water and offers many fascinating geological structures. « less
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#21 of 25 attractions in Amalfi Coast
Category: Islands
#22 of 25 attractions in Amalfi Coast
Owner description: Franco De Simone trek guide in the Amalfi Coast, with 12 years of trekking experience and certified by the Italian Excursion... more » Owner description: Franco De Simone trek guide in the Amalfi Coast, with 12 years of trekking experience and certified by the Italian Excursion Federation, Franco De Simone is well qualified to guide you through the mountains of Positano. His friendly, personable nature and English & Italianlanguage skills will put you at ease and enable you to enjoy breathtaking panoramic views and sample some of the local organic food. Take this time away from the bustling and thriving resort areas and ever busy roads to get a real feel of the glorious mediterranean vegetation, amidst the dazzling rocks which have given these mountains their name. You will see places of unequalled beauty, rich in history and culture. Our mountain walks are never too difficult and therefore suitable for anyone with minimum experience and fitness. We can cater for individuals, families and group. For each person participating in the trek a minimal amount of equipment is needed to make the excursion both safe and enjoyable. We recommand shoes that are suitable for trekking, appropirate clothing and a jacket. For the summer period it is advisable to bring a good supply of water. « less
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Lido Eureka (Salerno)
#23 of 25 attractions in Amalfi Coast
Category: Beaches
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