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Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Ravello was described by German traveller Gregorovius in the summer of 1835 as ’incomparable’. Nearly 180 years later this description just about sums this place up. The Garden is considered one of the best in southern Europe. The fountains, statues and small temples are stunning. Yet this is surpassed by the end point of the main pathway, named `Infinity Terrace`. Described by Gore Vidal as ‘the most beautiful view in the world’, the world simply reveals itself in front of you. It doesn’t get more spectacular than this. Alternatively there’s Villa Rufolo, also in the town of Ravello. A garden full or colour and life, an atmosphere of peace and tranquillity, and equally special views of the Mediterranean, this is the ideal place to stroll around in the Amalfi sunshine.
Footpath of the Gods may sound somewhat fictitious, however it is in fact a challenging yet beautiful hike from Priahna to the town of Positano. Throughout the hike you’ll get stunning new perspectives of your surroundings all the time, it’s an adventure through time, with ancient roads and buildings, alongside plenty of olive fields and vineyards, a real southern Italian treat.
The actual Amalfi Coastal Road is one of the most beautiful in Europe. Take a bus, perhaps hire a car, stop for a picnic and take in the views, and some pictures.
Amalfi Cathedral is as ancient and grand as you could hope for. Dating back to the 11th Century and primarily in the Arab-Norman Romanesque style, it is rich with paintings and symbols, an absolute must see. Salerno cathedral is also visually impressive to say the least, with a pick and mix of Arabian art and Gothic statues, as well as the tomb of Pope Gregory VII. The exterior boasts a 12th century bell tower with mullioned windows.
Mama Agata’s Cooking Class is a great experience. In an area of the world which many will argue is the home of food, this is perfect for the cooking enthusiast. You select your own vegetables fresh from her garden, get to hear all the stories of a woman who has cooked her delicious southern cuisine for heads of state the world over, and of course learn a great deal about growing and preparation, as well as the actual cooking process. Sit down with your classmates afterwards and enjoy your new masterpiece.
On a hot day, there is nothing quite like heading down to the beach, and on Positano’s Fornillo Beach, on perhaps the most beautiful Mediterranean coastline, what could be better? You can’t beat the peace, the golden sand and the clear blue sea, just have a lie down and let the world go by.
Perhaps you may wish to go further out. Kayaking is a completely different way to enjoy this remarkable coastline. It is the ideal mix of beautiful scenery and an exciting activity. The view is amazing to look out from inland, but going a few hundred meters out and looking back is just as special.
There is an active nightlife in the region. Africana Famous Club in Praiano and Music on the Rocks in Positano are particularly praised for providing a great atmosphere and entertainment for locals and tourists of different generations alike.
Paper Museum in Amalfi. A unique yet fascinating experience, this museum gives a detailed account of legends and myths relating to the discovery and use of paper, as well as a great display of paper-making machines from different eras. It may sound like a day out for a very specific person, but it is indeed great for anyone who is simply interested by history and how things come about.