Amalfi resort is the center of the Amalfi Riviera coast in the Campania region, which in addition to Amalfi also includes such resorts as Ravello, Positano, Furore, Atrani and Agerola. This city became famous as a trading center already in the early Middle Ages. The Republic of Amalfi was a maritime state, which existed from 7th to 11th century. It traded in spices and silks from Egypt and Syria. Until the 14th century the city played an important role on the European map. However in 1343 it was destroyed by the powerful tsunami, which seriously damaged the city and didn’t allow it to regain the former importance. Only in 1920s and 1930s Amalfi became restoring. Luxuriant subtropical flora of this region along with special architecture attracted British aristocracy, who spend their summer holidays in Amalfi.
Architecture in Amalfi is presented by cathedrals, palaces, villas, churches, monasteries built on the slopes of the surrounding rocks, which resemble fabulous elven metropolis. The most vivid sights of Amalfi is St Andrew's Cathedral or Duomo - a museum of the marine Arsenal with ruins of the 14th century shipyard, the central Piazza Flavio Gioia, watch tower of the Franciscan monastery converted into a hotel.
Today Amalfi is a resort that is full of tourists from April to late October. Hotels in Amalfi are one of the most popular in the Campania region. Amalfi beaches are occupied all summer, especially in August - the traditional time of Italian holidays.
Amalfi provides for an opportunity not only to relax on the beach, but also make a fascinating journey. Water tour in Amalfi is a trip along the coast to Positano, Capri tours and Dolce Vita tours on a luxury yacht.
Amalfi is famous for its lemon plantations. The main souvenir in Amalfi is Limoncello liquor.