The town of Amalfi, which gives its name to the whole Divine Coast on which it lies, is one of the most popular seaside tourist resort in Campania Region and in Southern Italy, thanks to its mild and agreeable climate, its beautiful situation and surroundings, and its crystal-clear sea. The town, so distinctive in appearance and so picturesque for location, clings to the rock outcrops of the Monti Lattari and is wedged tightly into the narrow Valle dei Mulini. The houses are stuck so closely on each other, the roads and steps are wedged like corridors and cramped between the buildings, taking advantage even of the smallest spaces.
Everything seems to be miniaturized, and every corner, every alleyway opens up picturesque view. This unmistakeable agglomeration of white, tightly packed houses rising up the hillside is dominated by the beautiful Cathedral dedicated to Saint Andrews which stands superbly on top of a great flight of steps leading up from the main Piazza Flavio Gioia of Amalfi.
Do not miss the visit of the spectacular Grotta dello Smeraldo located in the enchanting bay of Conca dei Marini, just a few minutes away by boat from Amalfi. You can access it from the main road with the elevator or staircase or from the sea. At the entrance pier, a characteristic small boat introduces you into the cave that, as if by magic, turns into a fantastic green temple, rich in caryatids, figures, and bas-reliefs: works of millennia and water slipping from the vaults. The cave communicates with the sea through a narrow underwater opening and the light, filtering through the water, creates an unreal atmosphere.
To receive further information about tourist attractions, don’t forget to visit the official website of Amalfi and Grotta dello Smeraldo: