The Amalfi Coast is the most beautiful coastline in the world. It became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997 but was already one of the most popular destinations for the rich European aristocracy who went on the Grand Tour in the 18th century.
The most famous places and villages, such as Positano, Amalfi and Ravello, attract thousands of tourists every year and represent pearls set in an incredibly generous territory of dazzling beauty. The Coast is an unforgettable geographical poem, a masterpiece, a work of art by Nature. Characterized by terraces of lemons chasing those cultivated with vines where colourful houses sprout, even from dizzying heights, wrapping around the sides of the cliffs.
The star here is the road completed by the Bourbons in 1850, now State Road 163, which runs from Vietri sul Mare to Positano, with an infinite number of asphalt squiggles framing one of the most scenic coastlines in the world. It is a scenic state road some twenty kilometres long, also known as the Nastro Azzurro (Blue Ribbon), because of the curves and hairpin bends that offer breathtaking views. At every turn, a precipice appears, ending in the enchanting blue sea on one side and lemon terraces on the other. It is not uncommon to find a kiosk selling Sfusato d’Amalfi lemons along the roadside.
Along the scenic route you will come across villages with unusual geometries such as Positano, Marina di Furore, Conca dei Marini, Amalfi, Atrani, Erchie, Cetara and Vietri. Along secondary roads, leading towards the peaks of the Monti Lattari, we find Scala, Ravello and Tramonti perched on vertical terrain.