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  • Italy
  • by Wedding Worldwide
  • 2016/09/26
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Perhaps you have seen photographs of the famed Amalfi Coast, where colorful terraced homes nestled into cliff-side hills climb from the deep blue Mediterranean Sea. These port towns, south of the Sorrentine Peninsula in Italy, were not highly accessible via roads until the past 100 years, when the area first became popular for the upper class. Artists came in the 1960s, looking for utopia.

 

The artistic vibe remains, along with the upper-class setting, and today the coast is a UNESCO World Heritage site, drawing summertime crowds. Yachts and sailboats moor off the coast of Positano and Amalfi, and cruise lines deposit their crowds. Mopeds and convertibles hug the narrow roads that twist and turn along the cliffs, as tour buses lurch between the towns.

 

Fresh produce is abundant, which combined with fresh seafood, makes dining along the Amalfi Coast a feast for the senses. Trees bearing olives, lemons, limes, oranges scent the air with a perfume that mixes with the salty sea air.

According to the legend, Positano was founded by a group of inhabitants from Paestum who were escaping from the attack of some Saraceni (pirates of the time). The first official information about the town's existence comes from some ancient Roman documents, but some artifacts from the Palaeolithic Era have also been found in Positano. These artifacts testify to a much more ancient origin of the settlement.

 

At the center of the town you can see the brightly colored 'maiolica' dome of Santa Maria Assunta, the main church of Positano. As well as completing the picturesque view of this Southern Italian town, the church is also a very important part of daily life, for many local inhabitants of Positano. Inside, the church features a collection of intriguing works of art from the XIII, and XVI century that are well worth visiting.

 

Positano has a very glamorous side to it, because of the famous 'Positano fashion style', this is just one of the many reasons that tourists from all over the world flock to the pathways and boutiques of Positano each summer.

 

With its beauty, luxurious hotels, bars, restaurants, and shops, Positano is surely a perfect place to Get Married in the Amalfi Coast.