Amalfi Coast Holidays
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From the southern side of the Sorrento Peninsula, the beautiful Amalfi Coast runs east to Salerno, with steeply terraced villages of stuccoed houses and seafood restaurants clinging to jagged cliffs. It is best known for its thrilling coastal drive, the 50 mile stretch of corniche road that leads from Positano to Salerno with vistas over the shimmering Gulf of Salerno at every turn.
Sant'Andrea CathedralThe 17th century of the Spanish viceroys of Naples was extended in the 18th century by the Bourbons and altered in the 19th century by the French. It houses the historic Biblioteca Nazionale (National Library) and a series of grandiose state rooms.
Villa CimbroneThis is the main square in the city and is surrounded by some of the most elegant buildings such as the Royal Palace, church of San Francesco di Paola and the Teatro San Carlo, one of Italy’s most beautiful opera houses.
San PantaleoneThe world's best Roman town, frozen in time by the catasrophic eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79. Founded as a Greek colony, it thrived as a chic holiday resort for rich Romans and a trading place to export local fish and wine products.
Villa RufoloA huge castle erected in 1282 by the Angevins, converted into a royal residence by the Aragonese. Today it houses the council offices and the Museo Civico that exhibits paintings and bronze from the 15th century to present day.