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Mermaid songs along the Amalfi coast


On the steep slopes of the Lattari Mountains, a chain of valleys, beaches, cliffs, and headlands unfolds, dotted with olive groves, citrus trees, vineyards, and small towns.

A tour along the magnificent Amalfi coast, bordering the Gulf of Salerno, is a must. Ranked on UNESCO's World Heritage list, it is known for its rugged terrain and the variety of its landscapes. The legend says that the gods of Olympus would take the route between Bomerano and Nocelle, along the coast, when they wanted to hear the mermaids singing.
Amalfi's towns and villages can be named like the beads on a rosary: Salerno a ; Vietri sul Mare, the ‘capital of pottery' ; Cetara and Maiori for their sandy beaches ; Santa Maria Abbey of Olearia, dug into the rock ; the fantastic panorama of Capo dOrso ; Tramonti, the land of pizza chefs ; the Eden that is Minori ; authentic Atrani, an escape from mass tourism ; Ravello, nestled 350 metres above the cobalt blue sea ; of course Amalfi ; and the charming trio of Praiano, Positano, and Sorrento. They are picturesque and magical names sheltering many remarkable architectural and artistic treasures.

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