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Sorrento, Costiera Amalfitana (Amalfi Coast), Unesco World Heritage Site, Campania, Italy, Europe
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I love touring Italy so much that I am doing a series on both the well known and the rarely visited tourist attractions of Italy's twenty regions. This short article explores sights of the Amalfi Coast and Sorrento in the Campania region of southern Italy including some history, local food, and Campania wine. Please join me on this quick tour.

If you are looking for a European tourist destination, consider the Amalfi Coast and the city of Sorrento in the Gulf of Salerno. These tourist attractions popular with jet setters lie in the Campania region of southwestern Italy on the Tyrrhenian Sea. Frankly, this area is hardly undiscovered. Make sure to see our other articles on Campania destinations in this series.

Paestum lies about 50 miles (85 kilometers) southeast of Naples. The Greeks colonized this area about 2700 years ago. A few ancient city walls and defensive towers are still standing. Paestum contains some of the best-preserved Ancient Greek temples in the world. Most of the site hasnít been excavated yet.

Salerno was settled well before Roman times. Its Medical School is said to be Europeís oldest university. Salerno was the site of an Allied invasion during World War II and briefly hosted an Italian government that declared war on Germany. Make sure to see the Eleventh Century Cathedral with its Byzantine and Arab influences, St. Benedict Church stemming from a Seventh to Ninth Century Monastery, and the Baroque St. George Church.

Amalfi was once a major trading center with schools of mathematics and law. The Amalfi maritime code was widely used in the Mediterranean area for centuries. The Cathedral of Saint Andrea, considered the most stunning cathedral in southern Italy, was initially constructed during the Ninth Century and has been rebuilt and expanded since then.

Sorrento has been a resort town for two thousand years. Sorrento excellent museums include the Museo Correale di Terranova, and the Inlaid Woodwork Museum. The relatively new Mineralogical Museum boasts a dinosaur collection including baby dinosaurs and dinosaur eggs, and Permian reptiles that predate the dinosaurs by millions of years. Before you leave Sorrento visit its historic city center which includes some protective walls from the Middle Ages, the Fourteen Century Saint Francis Cloister, and a much older neighboring monastery.

Building Overlooking Amalfi Coast, Ravello, Campania, Italy
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Amalfi Hotel Amalfi
The Amalfi Hotel stands in a cool and dry place in the very centre of the town at a few metres distance from the Arab-Norman Cathedral overlooking the main square from its imposing flight of steps. The hotel is close to the beaches and the cities of Naples, Capri and Positano, as well as from the bus terminals.  Guests are offered 40 tastefully furnished rooms, some of which come with balconies. All the guestrooms are comfortable and equipped with modern amenities.  In summer time it is possible to have dinner on the wide terrace, where breakfast is also served. The cuisine is typical of the region, based on the fresh fish of the Amalfitan coast and every dish is prepared with care and love for the Mediterranean gastronomic tradition.
Fontana Hotel Amalfi
Located in the wonderful square of Amalfi, the Fontana Hotel is a short distance from the beach. This property is 25 kilometres from the Salerno Railway Station and 80 kilometres from the Naples Capodichino International Airport.  This property offers 21 well-appointed accommodation units that have been elegantly furnished with an array of modern amenities to ensure you a comfortable and pleasant stay. Most of the rooms offer either a view of the marvellous square with its magnificent Duomo or a view of the clear sea which is characteristic of this coast.  There is nothing better than an aperitif in the square, or breakfast at the exclusive bar Doge di Amalfi situated behind the fountain Del Popolo which has quenched the thirst of many a local and tourist over the centuries. 
Grand Hotel Convento di Amalfi
Located in Amalfi, this beachfront hotel is close to Ancient Arsenals of the Amalfi Republic, Cathedral of Amalfi, and Municipal Museum of Amalfi. Additional attractions include Paper Mill Museum. Recreational amenities include a private beach, an outdoor pool, a health club, a spa tub, and a sauna. The property's full-service health spa has body treatments, massage/treatment rooms, facials, and beauty services. This 5.0-star property has a 24-hour business center and offers small meeting rooms, secretarial services, and technology support staff. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) is available in public areas. 
Hotel La Ninfa Amalfi
Close to Ancient Arsenals of the Amalfi Republic, Cathedral of Amalfi, and Municipal Museum of Amalfi, this Amalfi hotel is situated near the beach. Additional attractions include Paper Mill Museum. Recreational amenities include a private beach. Wireless Internet access is available in public areas. Room service is available during limited hours. A complimentary breakfast is served daily. The property offers an airport shuttle (surcharge). Additional property amenities include a bar/lounge, a concierge desk, and laundry facilities. There are 9 guestrooms at Hotel La Ninfa. Refrigerators and minibars are offered. 
Il Saraceno Grand Hotel Amalfi
Located in Amalfi, this beachfront hotel is near Church of San Pancrazio and Emerald Grotto. Another nearby attraction is Amalfi Beach. This Amalfi property has a private beach. Dining options at Il Saraceno Grand Hotel include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available during limited hours. A complimentary buffet breakfast is served daily. Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) is available in public areas. This Amalfi property has event space consisting of banquet facilities and small meeting rooms. Guest parking is complimentary. Additional property amenities include a concierge desk, multilingual staff, and laundry facilities. 
Luna Convento Amalfi
Close to Municipal Museum of Amalfi, Cathedral of Amalfi, and Ancient Arsenals of the Amalfi Republic, this Amalfi hotel is situated near the beach. Additional attractions include Paper Mill Museum. Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool. Complimentary wireless and wired high-speed Internet access is available in public areas. The property offers an airport shuttle (surcharge). Guest parking is complimentary. Additional property amenities include multilingual staff and laundry facilities. Guestrooms have balconies. Bathrooms feature separate bathtubs and showers, jetted tubs, and hair dryers.
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