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Found between the blue sky and colored Mediterranean sea, the Amalfi Coast is one of most enchanting landscapes any traveller can visit, and one of the most picturesque in all of Italy.
The Amalfi Coast is a playground for the five senses: the sweet scent of lemon blossoms blends with the hardy Mediterranean vegetation and saltiness of the sea, the colors of the maiolica domes contrast against the blue of the sea, while the waves crash in the background.
The ‘vertical’ villages that dot the coast house labyrinths of stairways and narrow alleys, connecting the two main elements of the landscape: the mountains and the sea. A succession of headlands and inlets, bays, pebble beaches and rocks blend seamlessly into the terraced mountain sides, shaped over the centuries by human labor.
All the towns on the Amalfi Coast are connected by the scenic ‘strada statale’ 163, laid down in the first half of the 19th century during the reign of the Bourbons, is still considered one of the most beautiful roads in Italy. With its many curves, following the natural course of the coastline, there are ample chances for the amateur or professional photographer to stop and take some memorable shots.
For those who enjoy hiking, ancient mule tracks and footpaths still exist and offer some particularly stunning views up and down the coast.