Pearl of Campania, the Amalfi Coast is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997.
The coast is known around the world for its scenic beauty and natural. It is the clear representation of the strength of human nature on the work. It is also an outstanding example of Mediterranean landscape.
Its geological and environmental conformation is characterized by impressive slopes, jagged coastline, protruding rocks, sea caves and lush vegetation.
The coast is the very image of the Mediterranean: its terraces, crops on land close handkerchiefs between towering rocks and of course the sunny South testify to this maritime dimension.
Thanks to its strategic position the Coast was once one of the places of exchange between the western world and the Islamic world.
Amalfi is a town in the province of Salerno, Campania, located on the southern side of the Sorrentine peninsula. In the heart of the Amalfi Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.
The City is one of the oldest Marine Republics of Italy, in fact, its origins date back to the fourth century d.C .. Following the collapse of the Roman Empire, established trade relations with the East. According to legend, the village takes its name from Amalfi, a nymph loved by Hercules who was buried here by the will of the gods. In 1131 it was conquered by the Normans and later was sacked by Pisa. In 1343, unfortunately, a storm resulting tsunami destroyed much of the city. In 1643 a terrible plague reaped nearly a third of the coastal population. The Amalfi Coast experienced increasing poverty. In the eighteenth century Amalfi was an almost uninhabited city and the noble families had moved to Naples. In the early twentieth century the Amalfi coast was rediscovered as a popular tourist destination.
As for the economy, we can say that most of the land for agricultural use is intended for the production of the special Lemon of Amalfi. The Amalfi learned to meet the needs of the tourist movement remaining faithful to the vocation for fishing, but developing pace with the industrial, craft and tertiary linked to seaside tourism.
The local cuisine is very diverse, but the main courses are mainly based on fish; famous are the Scialatielli. If you prefer the dishes “poor”, surely you have to taste the soup married: a perfect blend of vegetables in chicken broth, enriched by Pezzenta, local sausage made from pork offal.
Every four years takes place every four years, the Regatta of the Ancient Marine Republics, or a sporting event of historical reenactment that is meant to evoke the enterprises of the Republics most famous Italian Marine. Every August there is the festival Amalfi by Night every Friday in the streets and squares of Amalfi become the stage for the events of cultural festivals each year different.