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Encyclopedia > Amalfi Coast
Costiera Amalfitana*
UNESCO World Heritage Site

Sunset over the western tip of the Amalfi Coast
State Party Flag of Italy Italy
Type Cultural
Criteria ii, iv, v
Reference 830
Region Europe and North America
Inscription history
Inscription 1997  (21st Session)
* Name as inscribed on World Heritage List.
† Region as classified by UNESCO.

The Amalfi Coast, or Costiera Amalfitana in Italian, is a stretch of coastline on the southern side of the Sorrentine Peninsula of Italy (Province of Salerno), extending from Positano in the west to Vietri sul Mare in the east. The towns lying on the Amalfi Coast are Vietri sul Mare, Cetara, Maiori, Minori, Ravello, Scala, Atrani, Amalfi, Conca dei Marini, Furore,Praiano and Positano. A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State... As of 2006, there are a total of 830 World Heritage Sites located in 138 State Parties. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State... This is a list of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Europe. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State... The Sorrentine Peninsula is a peninsula located in southern Italy that separates the Gulf of Naples to the north from the Gulf of Salerno to the south. ... Salerno (Italian: Provincia di Salerno) is a province in the Campania region of Italy. ... Positano is a small town on the Amalfi Coast (Costiera Amalfitana), in Campania, Italy. ... Vietri sul Mare. ... Vietri sul Mare. ... Cetara is a town and comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Minori is a town and comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy. ... Ravellos church in the main square. ... Scala is a town and comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy. ... Atrani at the Amalfi coast. ... Amalfi is a town and commune in the province of Salerno, in the region of Campania, Italy, on the Gulf of Salerno, 24 miles southeast of Naples. ... Conca dei Marini is a town and comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy. ... Furore is a town and comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy. ... Praiano is a town and comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy. ... Positano is a small town on the Amalfi Coast (Costiera Amalfitana), in Campania, Italy. ...

Atrani at the Amalfi coast.
Atrani at the Amalfi coast.

Renowned for its rugged terrain, scenic beauty, picturesque towns and diversity, the Amalfi Coast is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 538 KB) Atrani at the Amalfi coast File links The following pages link to this file: Amalfi Coast Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create or digitize it. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 538 KB) Atrani at the Amalfi coast File links The following pages link to this file: Amalfi Coast Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create or digitize it. ... Org type Specialized Agency Acronyms UNESCO Head Director General of UNESCO Koïchiro Matsuura Japan Status Active Established 1945 Website www. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State...


The area is featured in Positano (1953) by American writer John Steinbeck. Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other members of the family, see Steinbeck (disambiguation). ...


Notable places

  • Duomo (the cathedral) in Amalfi, and its cloister (Chiostro del Paradiso in Italian)
  • the church of Santa Maria Assunta in Positano
  • the churches of San Salvatore del Birecto and of Santa Maria Maddalena in Atrani
  • Villa Cimbrone and Villa Rufolo in Ravello
  • the churches of San Luca and San Gennaro in Praiano and their viewpoints
  • the church of San Pancrazio in Conca dei Marini and its viewpoint
  • the Fiord of Furore in Furore comune furore
  • the church of Santa Trofimena and the ancient Roman villa in Minori
Positano and its surroundings.
Positano and its surroundings.

Amalfi is a town and commune in the province of Salerno, in the region of Campania, Italy, on the Gulf of Salerno, 24 miles southeast of Naples. ... Maria Maddalena de Pazzi may be Saint Maria Maddalena de Pazzi A church Santa Maria Maddalena, Atrani Florentine convent of Cestello (today Santa Maria Maddalena dePazzi) in Borgo Pinti. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ...

External links

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