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Amalfi and Sorrento Coast towns: a combination of colors and tradition

Teresa Desposito

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Choosing to visit Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast means to satisfy the desire to discover some of the most beautiful spots of the Italian peninsula; these places are known throughout the world and loved by the VIP that decide to spend their holidays here.

Among the most beautiful locations of the Amalfi Coast we must certainly remember Nerano, the perfect place for lovers of relaxation and for those who enjoy sports. Nerano offers wonderful beaches and coves where letting go to moments of relaxation and tranquility is very simple, crystalline waters of rare beauty surround you and many typical restaurants offer fresh fish to enjoy really exceptional recipes that you can only love. Nerano also offers sea caves that are ideal for all those who love scuba diving, there are boat rental points for excursions and wide spaces of great natural beauty, ideal for trekking. Nerano is one of the many towns of great interest, an excellent starting point to enjoy a route rich in colors, perfumes and tradition.

Leaving the crystal-clear sea and the intense tastes of cuisine you can indeed turn your gazes towards the luxurious Positano with its fashion, but also with its traditions of tailoring and fabrics, and the unmistakable scents of small villages such as Amalfi and Sorrento, filled with churches of great historical and architectural value. This is a perfect way to end your journey, while looking out at the breathtaking scenery. When you pronounce the name of Positano, your minds rush towards the small intimate coves, the crystal clear water, the streets of the medieval village, and the high-class fashion which Positano is known for throughout the world. Perhaps not everyone knows that fashion in Positano has much older roots than you may think. Of course, now Positano is filled with mostly large fashion boutiques and also offers clothing and accessories of big trendy brands because: it has managed very well to become a really popular luxury destination. All this is true but it is also true that in Positano breaths traditions that come directly from 1500, sartorial traditions of textile and of great value and decorations made of crochets.

In 1500 Positano was an important center for all these crafts that have distinguished themselves for their beauty and their peculiarities becoming a hallmark of this small town that overlooks a wonderful sea, a little Pearl of rare beauty of the Amalfi coast. You can then discover how tailors who have their workshops are able in a short time to create suits of rare beauty, real works of art that have nothing to envy to the dresses that you see paraded every year on the catwalks of the world's most important brands. Clothes are not the only products that you can discover. Curtains, bedspreads and blankets, centerpieces, are all characterized by fine handcrafted, lace of rare beauty and elegance all only waiting for you there. Sorrento has one of the most extraordinary landscapes on the planet, where valleys and tall mountains intertwine, and where gorgeous terraces overlook the sea, surrounded by orange and lemon trees, olive groves and vineyards.

The dry climate all year round makes Sorrento the ideal destination for your holidays in every season.

Sorrento is internationally known, especially for its old city center, and its seashores.

At the very far point of the Peninsula, which is just in front of the island of Capri , you’ll find natural oases with endless walking paths among ancient houses, archaeological sites, Mediterranean plants and indescribable landscapes. Today, Sorrento has numerous aristocratic villas, which are also prestigious hotels, and camping sites that are part of a network of top-level comfort and tourist services. In Sorrento, it’s as if a party goes on all year long, with numerous of local cultural traditions brought to every festival organized by the town itself: from the Easter processions to the summer and autumn feasts of typical products accompanied by typical Sorrentine dances like the “tarantella".

Infinite high quality restaurants invite you in to taste the local dishes, putting together all kinds of genuine, local products, which are known globally. Come visit the breathtaking Sorrento and Amalfi Coast! Sorrento is also the starting point for a Sorrento Port Shore Excursions to nearby sites like: Pompeii, Paestum, Naples, Mt. Vesuvius, Capri and Ischia, Positano, Amalfi and Ravello, and for any other destination.

If you choose to stay on the Sorrento and Amalfi Coast , you can immerse yourself in these traditions, and discover with an Amalfi Coast Private day tour the beauty of timeless fabrics including silk and others tissues. Why not spend a day walking along the paths of the Sorrentine Peninsula, discovering remote and spectacular corners of this natural balcony, which overlooks the gulfs of Naples and Salerno. Positano is a small town located in the heart of the Amalfi Coast, in southern Italy. It is not a place to be missed for a lots of reasons.

First of all, the panorama! There are not many places like this in the world, the houses perched on the mountain seem to fall directly into the sea and the night there is an amazing sight, with all those lights that illuminate the village, it looks like a nativity scene! But Positano is not only the Panorama, the food is also one of the amazing experiences that you can experience in this area.

But, if you really want to enjoy uncontaminated nature of these places, you have to try one of the local nature walks. Get ready to feel submerged by the surrounding lush vegetation and enjoy typical restaurants situated right on the local mountains, which will surely make your trip an unforgettable experience. Starting from Mt. Faito (easily reachable from Positano) there are many naturalistic itineraries, each with a different duration and degree of difficulty. Along the different paths you’ll meet various types of birds, such as the kestrel and buzzards, but also be sure to check out observe the typical local plants, such as the Neapolitan Santolina. There have been many opinions about Mount Faito, they say it was a shelter for saints, while the general opinion was that spirits and witches gathered here during the night. For those who still have some energy left, there are many other places to visit. Punta Campanella, classified as a natural reserve, has some of the most beautiful Mediterranean flora, like the rosemary, the juniper, the myrtle and the wild olive trees.

For the most reckless ones out there, we suggest you visit the enchanting Bay of Ieranto, a natural park founded in 1982 in an area Stretching from Punta Campanella to the Marina of Cantone, this is one of the most evocative places of the Sorrentine and Amalfi Coast also with protected sea species in the waters. All very worth visiting, also because of the enchanting panoramic views there are that surely make your vacation exceptional.

You surely can’t miss out on the natural paths this coast has to offer! After all this fatigue, however, you will have to enjoy a lovely Amalfi Coast Private day tour, with a private car with driver.

With all these experiences, you can say I lived fully the Amalfi Coast


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