n extraordinary example of Mediterranean landscape featuring amazing nature and great culture, the Amalfi Coast is a beautiful share of coast stretching from Positano to Vietri sul Mare. Its emblem is the famous "road of a thousand bends," which runs along this scenic corner of Italy suspended over the sea, revealing a spectacular landscape of valleys, headlands, bays and coves, but also of vineyards, olive, and citrus groves.
Spring is the perfect season to ride its unforgettable 50-kilometer length: after a cold winter and just before summer vacationers turn it into an unbroken line of cars, you will be able to enjoy all of its genuine and slightly aristocratic beauty, perfectly reflecting the very essence of Italy.
The first stop along the way is the picturesque village of Positano, a living postcard made of white and coloured houses that slope towards the sea and dominated by the great majolica dome of Santa Maria Assunta. Amalfi, the ancient Maritime Republic to which the coast owes its name, is yet another jewel facing the sea with its narrow streets and white Mediterranean-style dwellings.
A short detour inland takes us to Ravello, a sophisticated 350-meter-high terrace jutting into the sea, known for the incredible views and the annual international music festival. A few bends away is Minori, a typical fishing village of narrow streets and small squares that go down to the beach, followed by Maiori, a famous seaside resort which boasts the longest beach of the Coast - almost one kilometer of soft sand.
And finally, Vietri sul Mare, with the sixteenth century iridescent dome of the Church of San Giovanni Battista, covered in yellow, green and blue fish-shaped tiles, and the beautiful Palazzo della Ceramica Solimene, home to one of the oldest ceramic factories in southern Italy.