Lets explore the Amalfi Coast
From Positano a Vietri Sul Mare passing through Ravello, Amalfi and Cetara: The Amalfi Coast is part of the Campana Coast situated south of the Sorrentine Peninsula and Naples that faces the Gulf of Salerno. This part of the coast is not only a geographical location it is like a balcony overlooking the Tirreno Sea, where you can see the immense slopes of Mount Lattari, the beaches and the terraced lemon, olive and grape coltivations.
Vietri sul mare
The first town you will get to leaving from Salerno is Vetri Sul Mare. Crystal clear waters, dreamy beaches that will make you fall in love with the Amalfi Coast. Known all over the world for its famous ceramics, the characteristical streets of Vetri Sul Mare are packed with little boutiques that respect the traditional craftmanship of handpainted ceramics.
Conca dei Marini
The Amalfi Coast is however rich of hidden beautys, one of these is surely Conca Dei Marini, an ancient fishing village with a population of a few hundred inhabitants. It has become one of the most popular tourist attractions of the Amalfi Coast, it is charming and enchanting a definate must on a tour of the Amalfi Coast.
Conca Dei Marini gastronomical delicacies that characterise its tradition, the most delicious and important is la sfogliatella Santa Rosa, la tonnara and the pomodorini a piennolo.
La sfogliatella Santa Rosa, was first discovered by accident in the 1700 by the Domenican Conservatorio di Santa Rosa di Lima who decided to add sugar, milk, dried fruit,corn flour and sour cherries to a little left over dough. The sweet was delicious, and became a symbol of the village, and to this day, in August, they celebrate with a Festa dedicated to the goodness of this delicious pastry.
Conca dei Marini culinary culture is represented by the tonnara, (tuna) a system of fishing with nets trapping the tuna, that pass through during seasonal migration, and pomodorini a piennolo (similar to cherry tomatoes), typical of the area, are freshly picked , tied together and kept in the shade to conserve all year round. Patience, expertise and the salty sea air transform these little pomodorini into a very savory delight added to mussell soup and various other dishes.
Fiordo di Furore
La Conca Dei Marini rises alongside Fiordo di Furone, immense rock formations that create an almost alpine scenery, high rocky walls overhanging onto the sea, protecting the small isolated beach from the world.
Grotto dello smeraldo
Another marvel of the Conca dei Marini is La Grotta dello Smeraldo, about 30 metres wide and 60 metres long and 24 metres high. Found in 1932 by a local fisherman by the name of Luigi Buoncuore, the Grotta dello Smeraldo can be reached by boat from Amalfi or from the state road 163 there is a lift or stairs that take you down.
When the sea is calm and the sun is high, the grotta dello smeraldo is magical, light from the sunbeams dancing around giving the feeling of a magical kingdom.
The most beautiful beach of the Amalfi Coast
Apart from the great excursions, the Amalfi Coast is the perfect place to just relax on the beach, although some of them are in hard to reach places, hiring a small boat or doing a tour of the most beautiful beaches on the Amalfi Coast is the perfect solution to be able to enjoy 100% of these breathtaking beaches.