The Amalfi Coast is the stretch of coast of Campania, located south of the Sorrento Peninsula, overlooking the Gulf of Salerno; is bordered on the west and east from Positano and from Vietri sul Mare.
It is a stretch of coastline famous around the world for its natural beauty, home to major tourist sites.
Considered World Heritage by UNESCO named with the town of Amalfi, the central nucleus of the Coast not only geographically, but also historically.
The Amalfi Coast is known for its diversity: each of the countries of the Coast has its own character and its own traditions. The Amalfi Coast is also known for some typical products, such as limoncello, liqueur made from lemons in the area (sfusato amalfitano), anchovies and canned fish produced in Cetara, and pottery made and hand-painted Vietri.
The territory has a strong economic induction through tourism, very present thanks to the exceptional landscape of the coast that has remained in the collective imagination of many foreigners as a symbol of Italy. Other notable economic induction is made from the export of the famous lemon Amalfi Coast.
For a long time, in the Middle Ages, the Amalfi coast was controlled by the Republic of Sea of Amalfi.