Amalfi, Neapolitan Riviera
The Amalfi coast sits in the region of Campania, on the coast south of Naples. The Amalfi coast has always been a magnet for the rich and famous, and has provided a romantic backdrop for many Hollywood films. Amalfi once vied with Venice, Genoa and Pisa for the control of trade routes in the Mediterranean, as one of the great maritime republics and the town's traditions and historical buildings bear witness to Amalfi's glorious past. Amalfi's ninth-century Duomo is one of the town's greatest attractions. It dominates the town's central piazza, sitting atop a wide flight of steps. There are plenty of nice cafes where you can rest with a drink, eating pastries and watching the world go by. Amalfi has a small beach, which gets very busy on summer weekends.