In and around Amalfi. Walking tours throught the best of a 'World Heritage Site', by Olimpia GARGANO with Michele AMENDOLA, Barbara BANKS AMENDOLA, Jill CASKEY, Giuseppe COBALTO, Ezio FALCONE, Giuseppe GARGANO, Dieter RICHTER and Anna SCOPPETTA
The legendary beauty of the Amalfi Coast beckons visitors from far and near.
They come to admire mountains that cascade into the pristine waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea, to explore picturesque medieval towns, and to tackle scenic mountain trails.
While the Coast's landscape explains its appeal today, it brought Amalfi prosperity and cultural prominence long ago.
This guidebook helps to illuminate Amalfi's past and present by going beyond the usual tourist itineraries, to explore the Coast's natural setting and built environment, its art, and the rustic and refined traditions that continue to shape daily life.
Event at the beginning of the 21 century the landscape of Amalfi can still surprise us; just a short distance from the bustling noisy piazza, are narrow alleyways leading to a network of steps that take the visitor to tranquil places where culture and nature express the spirit and the history of southern Italy.
The unknown Amalfi is just a stone's throw from the renowned one.