10 July 2012
That’s Amalfi: itineraries, news and stories on the Amalfi Coast
The Amalfi Coast is one of the most famous tourist resorts in the world. When a foreigner thinks about a vacation in Italy, the Amalfi Coast is one of the most popular destinations. To honor this lovely stretch of coast closed between Vietri sul Mare and Positano, we have created an informative site, www.thatsamalfi.com.
The new portal Thatsamalfi.com looks at the Amalfi Coast from a different point of view: the starting point is the idea of giving readers a space to dream, where they can capture the warmth, beauty, and poetry of one of the most beautiful places in Italy.
For all the main towns of the Divine Coast – that’s how Suleiman the Magnificent called the Amalfi Coast – we have tried to provide, in addition to specific tourist and historical information, and details related to the architectural heritage, also the ‘feelingt’ that is, the excitement, involvement and tenderness of which the Amalfi Coast is dense.
That’s Amalfi! is a comprehensive website, where those seeking news and information about precise locations of the Amalfi Coast will definitely find what they’re looking for. For each village we have provided descriptions of the main monuments, a brief history, information on traditional handicrafts and food specialties, the many possibilities for recreation, the natural landscape, the many walking and hiking trails on the Lattari Mountains rising beyond the villages of the Amalfi Coast.
Strangely enough, in a stretch of coast not more than 40 km long, where the distance between two single villages is just a few thousand meters, each town has its own specific history, culture and economy within the Amalfi Coast. Vietri sul Mare is famous for its centuries-old ceramic crafts tradition: there and only there. Amalfi has produced precious paper for centuries: there and only there. Ravello is renowned for coral fishing: there and only there. Positano created the myth of sea-fashion: there and only there.
And what about typical foods, even those strictly local. Spaghetti with pork blood in Scala; Scialatielli with parsley, pepper, parmesan, tomatoes and clams in Amalfi; goat meat and mushrooms in Tramonti; fish, but also pork timbale in Furore; eggplant with chocolate in Maiori; Atrani has Sarchiapone, pumpkin stuffed with ground beef; Vietri sul Mare has beef spleen cooked in oil and vinegar.
On That’s Amalfi! There’s no shortage of news about events and entertainment opportunities on the Coast. The section will be periodically updated, for all those tourists about to visit that piece of Coast closed between Sorrento and the Gulf of Salerno. Of course, you will also find complete directions to reach the beautiful towns by any means of transportation, with tips on how to move through the streets that cross the entire coast.
However, this is all part of the information section of ThatsAmalfi.com. Then, we wanted to give ample room for feeling, the emotion and inner strength released by the Amalfi coast. The color of the sea, the warmth of the beaches, the delicacy of the villages, the towering cliffs, the terraces open on dreamy landscapes, the mountains overlooking and protecting the coast, the Mediterranean scrub, wildlife, magnificent lemon and citrus trees, the scents, the spirit of people who over the millennia have gone from making history – with the Maritime Republics – to undertake it, due to pirates, tsunamis and plagues, until they found the strength to rise again and make this place the favorite destination worldwide for elite tourism.
And to fully enjoy all this beauty, on That’s Amalfi! we have also proposed a few carefully selected hotels on the Amalfi Coast. 5-star luxury hotels, with terraces and swimming pools overlooking the sea, Spas and wellness centers, restaurants where the seasonal products of the Divine Coast are cooked by international chefs and served in a dream atmosphere, tastefully furnished locations, and all fully confirmed by a summary of the reviews provided by those who have already stayed at those hotels.
That’s Amalfi! is only the first milestone of a project that will include all Italian resorts with a high tourism potential, and which annually welcome millions of people from all over the world. The idea is simple: providing special tourist guides, free and sophisticated, comprehensive and intriguing, of the most popular areas in our beautiful peninsula. Travel guides suitable for tourists looking for something more than just a vacation: people in search of sensations to be turned into memories.
Photo by hozinja