For anyone looking to explore the historic, awe-inspiring Amalfi Coast, you should put aside a good day to saunter along the streets of its namesake, Amalfi. About an hour's drive southeast along the sea from Naples, Amalfi, like many of the communities along this stretch of coast, is terraced into a mountainside that sweeps verdantly to the sea, making for a sight worth taking in from many perspectives, both far and near. It's exquisite, densely packed Medieval architecture includes highlights like the Piazza Duomo, upon which sits the church, and the amazing Chiostro del Paradiso, whose diverse influences include both Arabia and Rome. Here is where you'll find Limoncello in plentitude; made from massive, locally grown lemons, we suggest you pick up a bottle.
All of this comes with a caveat: the area is crawling with tourist zombies and prices of basic amenities like food, drink, and accommodation are extreme. If you're on a true budget adventure, it may honestly be enough to take a bus along the winding coastal road that connects the towns, allowing for an opportunity to soak in the beauty of its precipitous cliffs and gravity-defying urban planning.
Note:Some itineraries include a reckoning of the whole Amalfi Coast, including (but not limited to) the towns of Atrani, Furore, Positano, and Ravello. For more on adventures in Amalfi and other attractions along the coast, consult the included website.
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