Amalfi

Motorbike itinerary along the Amalfi Coast, one of the most beautiful roads in the world, to discover Borgo, ancient village and Maritime Republic.

Amalfi - Costiera Amalfitana - Picture of Pascal Ohlmann
Amalfi - Costiera Amalfitana - Picture of Pascal Ohlmann

Motorbike itinerary along the Amalfi Coast, one of the most beautiful roads in the world, to discover the village of Amalfi.

Amalfi is one of the pearls of southern Italy, the largest city on the Amalfi Coast, the oldest Italian maritime republic, and today it is, together with the city of Positano, the city that attracts the most tourists of the entire Amalfi Coast.

Content index

  1. A bit of history
  2. To see
  3. Information and advice

Amalfi is a city of about 7000 inhabitants, rich in history and art, and gives its name to the Amalfi Coast of the same name, famous throughout the world and since 1997, declared UNESCO World Heritage Site. Always visited for its beauties, Amalfi is a destination with a summer vocation but it is also a recommended destination for gourmets and gourmands, in fact it boasts of being the place where cannelloni were invented.

History

Its foundation is traced back to the Romans. From the ninth century, the first among the maritime republics, it rivaled Pisa, Venice and Genoa for control of the Mediterranean Sea. Among the most famous monuments there is certainly the Cathedral of Amalfi in Arab-Sicilian style dedicated to Sant'Andrea, patron saint of the city.

Amalfi Cathedral - Photo by Salvatore Monetti
Amalfi Cathedral - Photo by Salvatore Monetti

There is no shortage of other attractions, intended for adults and children or for lovers of trekking and nature, in fact among the things to see in Amalfi there are: the arsenals, the paper mills, the paper museum, valley of the ironworks and the paths with breathtaking views, while among the things to do: boat excursions and diving to discover the crystal clear sea of ​​the Amalfi Coast.

Do not miss

A few kilometers from Amalfi we discover Conca dei Marini, a tiny and historic fishing village. Like all the other municipalities of the Amalfi Coast, the small village has linked its events to the events of the ancient Maritime Republic of Amalfi: the chronicles of the time, in fact, describe the Conchesi as skilled sailors and expert traders, being able to dispose, among the other, of as many as 27 large galleons. Its typical Mediterranean-style houses, with barrel vaults and white lime walls, with splendid flowered balconies and a spectacular view of the sea, the terraces planted with lemons and piennolo tomatoes, the tranquility and the fresh sea breeze have made Conca dei Marini the ideal "buen retiro" for lovers of discretion and tranquility.

Curiosity

Traditionally, every year a crew of Amalfi rowers participate in the Regatta of the Ancient Maritime Republics, challenging the cities of Genoa, Pisa and Venice.

Where to sleep and eat

Out of the traffic and away from the tourist buses, under rocks hundreds of meters high, you can dive and enjoy a lunch by the sea at the well-known restaurant The Tonnarella.

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