Situated on the south west coast of Italy, Amalfi is a glorious town of picturesque scenery and breathtaking coastline. Around 24 miles south east of Naples, Amalfi is filled with history, making it the perfect holiday destination for anyone looking for that little bit of culture.
Amalfi is perfect for a romantic, cultural getaway. Amalfi Cathedral is a must see, built in honour of St Andrew in the 12th and 13th Centuries. Less than an hour train ride away is the historical mecca of Pompeii, the site of the Roman civilisation devastated by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in AD 79.
The areas rich history provides a variety of historical sites and churches, and the beaches are a delight in the summer. The Duomo Cathedral attracts flocks of tourists every year, but it is the picturesque seascape that steals the show on the Amalfi Coast. So for your own slice of Italian delight, book your holiday today with On the Beach!
Amalfi is part of the Campania region and was once known as the breadbasket of Italy due to its extensive grain trading. Its advantageous situation on the coast enabled the area to prosper as a port, trading across the Mediterranean with a number of imports and exports, from salt to slaves. The region endured occupation by the Greeks, the Normans and perhaps most influentially the Romans, during which time the area reached its prosperity peak.
However, Amalfi began to struggle economically during the medieval period as cities such as Pisa and Genoa began to seize control of Italy's commerce. Today, Amalfi attracts many tourists to its beautiful coastline and is officially considered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. So if you are thinking of going on holidays to Italy, this is one place you certainly must visit!
Amalfi attracts many tourists eager for an insight into the rich cultural heritage of the area, with the footprints of Greek, Norman and Roman civilisations still visible today. During the late 19th century, Amalfi enjoyed a quiet revival as the muse for many artists, with Ibsen and Wagner crediting the area as the inspiration for a number of paintings. The area is also famous for its production of Limoncello, a bright yellow liqueur made from the areas abundance of citrus fruits.
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Amalfi's geographical situation on the Mediterranean coast lends it's hand perfectly to an ideal holiday climate. Temperatures in the summer can reach up to 35 degrees, perfect for those sun seekers amongst you. However, Amalfi also shines in the spring, with May temperatures often reaching the high 20s.
Depending on your holiday needs, the spring maybe the perfect time for you to see Amalfi, although the summer never becomes excessively hot due to the cooling winds blowing inland from the Mediterranean.
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