The Amalfi Coast is a stretch of coastline on the southern coast of the Sorrentine Peninsula in the Province of Salerno in Southern Italy. The Amalfi Coast is a popular tourist destination for the region and Italy as a whole, attracting thousands of tourists annually.
During the 10th-11th centuries, the Duchy of Amalfi existed on the territory of the Amalfi Coast, centered in the town of Amalfi, until it was sacked by the Republic of Pisa in 1137. In 1997, the Amalfi Coast was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as a cultural landscape.
The Amalfi Coast is a popular destination among tourists. It was featured in "Positano," a short story written by American author John Steinbeck in 1953. It was also the setting in "Finding Positano, A Love Story" written by author William James in 2010.
The Amalfi Coast also serves as a setting for fictional tracks in the Forza Motorsport 3 and Gran Turismo 4.
The city of Positano featured prominently in scenes of the film Under the Tuscan Sun.
It is also referenced in the Beyonce song "Upgrade U" ft Jay-Z.
Also, don't lose the Lemon Feast, a traditional festival in which you can enjoy and taste lemon in all its shapes.
The nearest airport is the Salerno-Pontecagnano
Airport. However the most used airport to reach the Amalfi coast from abroad is Naples Airport (Napoli-Capodichino).