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The best of the Amalfi coast and surroundings

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Rest a few days and enjoy the best of the Amalfi coast It could be considered as one of the best trips we can take for Italy. A place where villages are hung at the foot of great mountains and where getting lost by any of them is a sure success. But not everything is to enjoy this paradise peninsula since we also have the great opportunity to see places that have marked the country's history as Pompeii and the dangerous Vesuvius volcano, all of them just over an hour away.


The best of the Amalfi Coast - Paestum

The best of the Amalfi coast and surroundings

Today's article proposes to discover the best of the Amalfi Coast and a series of excursions that we could do from this place that in our humble opinion we consider them almost as essential. Places where the history of the country has been written on the basis of major catastrophes such as the eruption of the Vesuvius Volcano and the ruins of Pompeii, the Greek past in Italy with the ruins of Paestum, the Herculaneum ruins and of course the city of Naples, capital of the region of Campania.


The best of the Amalfi Coast

1 The Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi Coast is perhaps the star place of the Campania. A place that invites you to stay a long vacation or even make this place your home looking for a little house hanging from a ravine overlooking the Mediterranean.


The best of the Amalfi Coast

Each town has its charm and we will not tire of touring them because there is always something new that we will find. And if after a few days we want to take new air we always have the opportunity to visit the neighbor Capri Island.


The best of the Amalfi Coast

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2 The ruins of Pompeii

I was overwhelmed the first time I visited the ruins of Pompeii, a place with so much history that it was buried under the ashes of Vesuvius Volcano. Thousands of people perished in that well-known catastrophe and whether we like it or not, thanks to Vesuvius, the state of the city and other towns around it is unbeatable.


Pompeii ruins

Pompeii is a place to spend at least one day to get lost with the map in hand through its many narrow streets that will always keep us a surprise and even more if we go hand in hand with a guide.


Plaster Bodies - Pompeii

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3 The ruins of Herculaneum

It is curious but thanks to the advice of a good friend I was encouraged to visit the ruins of Herculaneum, a small town that like Pompeii was devastated by Vesuvius. Best of all, I liked it almost more than Pompeii, perhaps because of how well the buildings and their narrow streets are preserved which seem to still preserve life back then.


Herculaneum

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4 Vesuvius volcano

What to say about the villain of the movie. That volcano that brought so many misfortunes almost two thousand years ago. Bad or not, it is well worth a visit and marking a simple hiking route, especially because of the uniqueness of seeing an active volcano in the European continent.


Vesuvius volcano

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5 The ruins of Paestum

Everything we miss in Pompeii can be seen in the ruins of Paestum. There we will see temples with Greek past in perfect conditions such as the Temples dedicated to Apollo and Athena. In addition the place contains a magnificent museum with multiple sculptures, mosaics and paintings.


The best of the Amalfi Coast - Paestum

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6 The city of Naples

The capital of Campania is another mandatory point to visit. A metropolis immersed in a traffic chaos to which one ends up taking care and a famous gastronomy in the world whose most famous exponent is perhaps the Neapolitan pizza, as rich as basic ingredients.


The best of the Amalfi Coast - Naples

Let us not forget that in this city there are many of the original mosaics found in Pompeii such as the one that Alexander the Great appears in the battle of Issos located in the national archaeological museum.


The best of the Amalfi Coast - Naples

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