PHLEGREAN ISLANDS AND AMALFI COAST

Located in the Central Tyrrhenian Sea on the western side of the Italian coast, they constitute a sort of crowning of the Gulf of Naples. The archipelago consists of three main islands: Capri, Ischia and Procida. A favorite destination, in the antiquity of the Roman emperors, it is still possible to admire its works and villas. Places of unparalleled natural beauty also offer the possibility of a stay enlivened by high quality shopping, social and cultural events, in a unique atmosphere for its poetry.

AMALFI COAST

The origins of Amalfi and the other centers of the Coast are shrouded in the clouds of legend: from what emerges from the testimony of the Greek geographer Strabone (1st century BC), in the classical age the Coast was almost completely uninhabited, and the only existing settlement on the eastern borders of the Amalfi coast was the Etruscan Marcina, coinciding perhaps with today's Vietri sul Mare.

There's no place where the colors shine that different and limpid as in the Amalfi Coast, which has always been a very elegant destination for prestigious visitors. Set like incomparable gems in a precious diadem, the villages scattered on the coast capture every tourist, even the most savvy. Here everything becomes a symbol: the land rich in citrus, the sea with the most incredible shades of blue and green, the suggestive beaches, the small islands, the agglomerates of white, pink, yellow houses around tiny marinas. Its charm is not only in the places, but also in the history that has left great testimonies in the art: churches, villas and monasteries are among the most beautiful. There's no place where the colors shine that different and limpid as in the Amalfi Coast, which has always been a very elegant destination for prestigious visitors. Set like incomparable gems in a precious diadem, the villages scattered on the coast capture every tourist, even the most savvy. Here everything becomes a symbol: the land rich in citrus, the sea with the most incredible shades of blue and green, the suggestive beaches, the small islands, the agglomerates of white, pink, yellow houses around tiny marinas. Its charm is not only in the places, but also in the history that has left great testimonies in the art: churches, villas and monasteries are among the most beautiful.

ISCHIA

The largest of the Phlegreans, dominated by Mount Epomeo, famous for its hydrothermal resources and its mild and temperate climate, is a destination for international tourism. The dominant feature of the island is the lush green, present not only on the peaks of the small rocks and vineyards, but also in the stones, which make up the typical "green tufa." The main port also acts as access to the island, which It extends up to the Aragonese Castle, whose construction dates back to the 5th century BC. Other ports are: Casamicciola, Forio d'Ischia and S. Angelo. The latter, built on the east side of a strip of sand, which connects Punta S. Angelo to the mainland, it is one of the most picturesque corners of the island whose naturalness has remained unaltered.

CAPRI

Its name derives from the Greek Kapros (island of wild boar) and is made up of two Municipalities, Capri and Anacapri. Its coasts are very high and jagged, the maximum height is the Monte Solare (586 m asl) from which you can enjoy a wonderful view over the Gulf of Naples. Its temperate and very humid climate favors a luxuriant flora. The island has a very poor fauna, but there is an endemic species which is the blue lizard that lives only in Capri.

PROCIDA

Surely the least known among the Neapolitan islands, takes its name from the verb: prochyo, which means erupted, in fact it originates from some extinct volcanoes. The coast, overlooking the sea, is of tufaceous nature, but moving inland, the island is undulating and full of gardens and orchards. The marine and the terrestrial environment are perfectly integrated and create, among them, a marvelous and incomparable union. The main port of the island is Marina di Procida, a fishing village, which includes two large basins: the eastern one can be used by yachtsmen. On the south of the island you can visit Corricella, a fishing port, where the famous movie "Il Postino: The Postman" by Massimo Troisi was shot, a very pretty fishing village, with pink or yellow-ocher houses, safe harbor and sheltered by almost all winds. In summer, the most important festival is the Sagra del Mare, in honor of "Graziella", protagonist of Alfonso La Martine's novel of the same name.

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