Amalfi is a town in a dramatic natural setting below steep cliffs on Italy’s southwest coast. Between the 9th and 11th centuries, it was the seat of a powerful maritime republic. The Arab-Norman Sant'Andrea cathedral at the heart of town, with its striped Byzantine facade, survives from this era.
Celebrated worldwide for its Mediterranean landscape and natural diversity, the town of Amalfi is the main historical and political centre of the Amalfi Coast. It has been a very popular jet set destination since the 18th century and attracts millions of international visitors annually nowadays. The UNESCO heritage site covers 34 miles of majestic terrain; sky-high costal cliffs display vibrant vegetation and multicolored towns live side by side with the disarming turquoise waters of the Mediterranean, creating a scene that has the power to stop even the most seasoned of travelers dead in their tracks.