The Amalfi Coast is an excellent example of a Mediterranean landscape, with huge cultural and natural scenic values that looks like a balcony suspended between the cobalt blue sea and the slopes of the Lattari Mountains in the midst of headlands, small coves, beaches and terraces planted with citrus trees, vines and olive trees. A unique setting, protected by UNESCO, extended between the Gulf of Naples and Salerno, which includes 16 municipalities, including: Amalfi, Cava dei Tirreni, Positano, Praiano and Vietri sul Mare, one different from the other, each with their traditions and characterized by architectural monuments that represent the people who have dominated. Among the most famous places there is Amalfi, founded in the fourth century BC from which the coast is named. Belonging to the Ancient Maritime Republics, Amalfi held the monopoly of trade in the Tyrrhenian Sea encouraging the exports of wood, iron, weapons, wine and fruit in the Eastern markets in exchange for spices, perfumes, jewelry and carpets. Because of its topography, Amalfi reminds the typical oriental souks with groups of houses clinging to steep slopes. Thanks to the domain of the Eastern populations, Amalfi has developed the typical Arab-Sicilian architecture which you can admire in the Cathedral of St. Andrew the Apostle, one of the most visited monuments of the coast. Also very important are the mountain villages of the coast, some located up to 350 meters above sea level, real jewels for the elegance of its historic centers.