Campania is located along the western coast of Italy facing the Tyrrhenian Sea and includes the major towns of Naples, Sorrento, Pompeii, Amalfi, Salerno plus the beautiful islands of Capri and Ischia. The coastal scenery found in Campania is amazingly beautiful with it's dramatic hills overlooking quiet bays and coves surrounding the picturesque villages. The Amalfi Coast, a Unesco World Heritage site, is located on the Sorrento Peninsula of Campania. It is a region that is world famous for it's dramatic scenery. Mountains drop into the sea and create caverns, coves, cliffs, fjords, arches, bays and beautiful beaches. The Amalfi Coast is dotted with villages and roads that seem to be perched dangerously on the hillsides creating beautiful jewels overlooking the Gulf of Salerno.

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The Amalfi Coast is a popular destination for visitors coming to Campania. The city of Salerno is situated in the region of Campania. The Amalfi Coast was voted as a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in 1997 because of its breathtaking views and natural scenery. The Amalfi Coast region is a combination between the mountains and the sea. The mountains drop into the sea and create caverns, coves, cliffs, fjords, arches, bays and beautiful beaches. Visiting Campania Italy offers the opportunity to stay in either a mountainous region or at the beach side. For people interested in visiting the Amalfi Coast, there is more to do than take hikes on the mountains or lie on the beach. Historical walking tours are also offered, as well as antique cathedrals to see, shopping to get done and delicious restaurants to try.

In order to enjoy the breathtaking views of Compania Italy, visitors typically take boats, buses or rental cars because there are no trains. In the Compania Italy, there is also a town called Amalfi. While the two are easy to mix up, if a person says he or she is going to “Amalfi,” it is in reference to the town, while saying “the Amalfi” is in reference to the entire Amalfi Coast. This is important to know for traveling throughout Salerno because you do not want to end up in the wrong place. The Amalfi Coast, Italy contains thirteen sub-divisions, or municipalities, that each offer well-known places to see: Amalfi, Scala, Maiori, Minori, Praiano, Tramonti, Atrani, Furore, Vietri sul Mare, Positano, Cetara, Conca dei Marini and Ravello, the most visited municipality.

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Ravello is the most visited municipality in the Amalfi Coast of Italy because it has many sites to see, such as the Ravello Cathedral, the Villa Rufolo and the Convento di Santa Rosa of the Ravello Concert Society and the Villa Rufolo Gardens. The Ravello Cathedral was built in 1086, but has since undergone construction to make it an even more beautiful church. One of the most interesting aspects of this cathedral is that the pulpit has six twisting columns that are set atop marble lions and gorgeous mosaics of dancing lions, peacocks and other birds. The Villa Rufolo and the Convento di Santa Rosa are the venues where the Ravello Concert Society holds classical music concerts from March until October year-round. Renowned musicians from both Italy and internationally play at these venues. Finally, the Villa Rufolo Gardens are elegant gardens whose style originates from the nineteenth century. These gardens contain captivating views filled with unique colors that cannot be found elsewhere.