Updated: Nov 13
Everyone dreams of going somewhere. That may be a baseball game at Wrigley Field, visiting Yellowstone in Wyoming, or snapping selfies at the Eiffel Tower in France. The possibilities of places to visit are endless, so it makes it easy to choose a dream destination. However, one place everyone should visit is Italy. That cute boot of a country has something to offer everyone, from the new museum-goer to the adventurous swimmer. Whatever you may be looking to do, you will find it in Italy. Plus, you will be able to try some of the world's best pasta, olive oil, and wine.
When planning your trip to Italy, always take time to visit the water. Italy may seem small, but it has over 4,900 miles of shoreline. Each location is as beautiful as the last. While that may seem overwhelming, remember that everyone has a favorite spot, so stop and ask the locals! They are bound to lead you to one of the small cities on that coastline.
However, if you are looking for a quick list, here are some great small towns on the Amalfi Coast.
This unique spot is not as well known as some other coastal towns but is still worth the stop. It stretches over a vertical hillside high above the breathtaking Mediterranean Sea. This tiny town is home to approximately 800 people. The central largest attraction is the Fjord, where old fisherman's houses are set up. It is also where an international dive competition takes place!
This old coastal town is full of history and legends. This means there is a multitude of great sites to see. One is the Basilica de Santa Trofimemo, a martyr whose ashes were tossed out to sea. The urn appeared on the beach of Minori. The people of the town then built a church in her honor. There is a villa that was built around the first century BC. This is also a great place to find homemade pasta and wine!
This is typically the first stop on the Almafi Coast. Originally built by the Romans, this town has some amazing history that can be explored by visiting the Museo Archeologico Romano. It is also a great place to find miles and miles of swimming beaches, and the most iconic of all is Fornillo beach. If you're looking for something a little further away from the city, check out Li Galli. Legends has it that there were once beautiful Sirens that called the islands home, and seduced those that sailed by with their songs.
This beautiful town was once a place to hide from barbarians. However, people now come for the astonishing views and unique scenery. Top attractions include the Villa Cimbrone with its spectacular gardens and bust-filled Terrace of Infinity, and the Duomo de Ravello, deemed a must-see by Ravello visitors because of the beauty in its simplicity. They also celebrate the town festival in honor of the great composer, Richard Wagner.
Are you ready to travel the coastline of Italy? While this list offers great suggestions, keep in mind that hundreds more are just as fun and interesting. While pondering the universe and wondering where I should go, remember that there is no place in the world quite like Italy and all of the tiny beautiful coastal towns you will find there. Also, keep in mind that it is full of museums and history.
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