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When you arrive on the Amalfi Coast, you know you’re somewhere special. As you descend into the town of Amalfi you’ll spot places that you’ll want to return to for leisurely coffee, or to peek inside promising shops selling art and trinkets.
In the centre of the town is the Cathedral of St Andrew, which sits atop a grand staircase leading up to the cathedral.Be sure to stop to admire the architecture. The highlight of the cathedral must be the Chiostro del Paradiso, a cloister with a serene garden that invites you to take a gentle stroll before returning to the narrow streets.
Amalfi has a lovely selection of beaches for stretching out on when you’ve spent hours traversing the snaking streets and alleys. Marina Grande is the main beach with bright, cheerful parasols to catch some shade from the summer sun and there are cafes along the beach so you don’t have to wander far for snacks and drinks. From the nearby harbour, take a boat to Emerald Grotto or Furore Fjord, or visit the isle of Capri, with its Piazzetta Square and boutique shopping.
The abundant lemon trees and olive groves inspire the local menus. Don’t forget to sample the limoncello, and of course, traditional Italian gelato that comes in an array of tempting flavours. In fact, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to dining in Amalfi, whether it’s fine dining that takes your fancy or something more casual in a seafront eatery.
Make the most of your location to venture further along the coast and discover other towns, too, including Positano and Ravello. The latter has a simply stunning open air theatre, so check and see if there any performances before you visit. You won’t be disappointed to spend an evening in this beautiful setting.
With its terrific views across the Bay of Naples to the imposing Mount Vesuvius, Sorrento is another appetising day trip from Amalfi.
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