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8 Reasons Why The Amalfi Coast Should Be Your Next Destination

November 25, 2014

Deemed as one of Europe’s most gorgeous seaside destinations, the Amalfi Coast is truly a splendid Italian beauty that dazzles voyagers and sightseers with its sensual blend of cultural and natural wonders.  Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997, this majestic harbor has been adored by travelers and cinematographers for its quintessential Mediterranean landscape and extraordinary beauty. With a dramatic coastline dotted with pastel-colored houses, winding roads and terraced cliffs, it is easy to see why a lot of travelers rank this destination pretty high on their bucket lists.

From charming quaint towns to grottoes, there are countless of reasonable excuses to indulge on a soothing escape in this Mediterranean paradise. Here’s a list of some of the reasons why people are dreaming of coming to this Italian beach destination.

 

1. Positano

The legendary Positano is arguably the most breathtaking and photogenic town along the Amalfi Coast. Perched grandly on a steep rugged hill, this picturesque town is best known for its splendid coastal panoramas and eye-catching villas with terracotta, pink and peach colors. What’s more, the town has lofty steps and streets lined with stylish boutiques, restaurants and dainty hotels.

2. Lovely colors

Everything in Amalfi Coast seems so cheerful and sunny, from the bright orange umbrellas of its beaches to its fuchsia-shaded flowers. As a matter of fact, the sea even looks deeper and bluer in this harbor.

3. The cascading gardens of Villa Rufolo

Created by Scott Neville Reid, a Scotsman, in 1853, the stunning cascading gardens of the Villa Rufolo are a mesmerizing collection of ritzy blooms, gracefully crumbling towers and exotic colors. Furthermore, these gardens offer panoramic views of the sea and coast.

4. Feels safe

The towns along the coast feel extremely safe, compared to the major tourist destinations and cities in Italy, such as Florence and Rome. Of course, the coast has also very laid-back setting, making your trip more pleasurable and euphoric. Moreover, there are no hawkers on its streets, and most of its areas are well illuminated.

5. Path of the Gods

The Path of the Gods, or also referred as Sentiero degli dei, is a one-of-a-kind scenic footpath located above this heavenly Italian coast. An absolute hiker’s delight, this trail offers an awesome trekking adventure with a glut of visual pleasures in every turn.

A walk along this trail can be rather challenging, especially to those who aren’t fit. As you snake your way on this trail, make sure to wear a comfortable shirt as well as bring a bottle of water.

6. Food

A visit to Amalfi Coast is a gastronomic getaway that will delight your palate in a variety of ways.  Not only is it abundant in fresh seafood, but it also offers juicy steaks and mouthwatering kebabs. Not to mention, the coast has a plethora of restaurants that serve genuine Italian staples like pasta, Pizza, gelato and risotto.

By the way, the coast is home to over six Michelin-starred restaurants, such as Ristorante Don Alfonso 1890, Ristorante La Caravella, and La Caravella dal 1959.

7. Sweet little towns

Tourists in Amalfi Coast normally limit their stay and visit in Ravello, Positano, Amalfi and Sorrento. But little do they know, the coast has other small and charming towns that deserve a look. Praiano, for instance, is a laid-back town with mystical historic churches like the Chiesa S. Maria ad Castra.

8. A galore of beaches

From Praino’s pebble beaches to the colorful Spiaggia Grande, Amalfi Coast is blessed with an array of spectacular beaches.

There are a number of other reasons why you should make Amalfi Coast your next place to visit. To know more about the Amalfi Coast and its wonders, plan a trip to this Mediterranean utopia now with Trekeffect!

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Ashley Thompson
A fun size lass born in rock and roll who dreams to become a rock star, or a world traveler, or both.