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The Amalfi Coast is an unforgettable place for many travelers. A marvelous winding drive among the cliffs by the water’s edge gives way to spectacular and romantic views that linger in one’s memory. In this book, photographers have met the challenge of portraying the Amalfi Coast in ways that will surprise even the traveler with the keenest of visual recollections. Here they capture the coastline brilliantly through innovative perspectives while showing off its famous sites, remarkable for their vast natural, architectural, and artistic variety: Capri, Naples, Pompeii, and Sorrento. This is a place where the beauty of the landscape, molded by volcanoes, is wed to the glories of an illustrious past, and where the intense blue of the Tyrrhenian contrasts with the greenery and the bare rocks of the coast. Complemented by splendid photographs, the narrative in this book leads the reader on a wondrous itinerary through famous travel sites, where we happen upon hidden gems. Along with the great monuments, we discover, for example, the towns and villages of inland areas that, though off the beaten track, are rich in history, artistic treasures, stunning natural scenery, and the flavors and colors of ancient popular traditions. From coastlines to volcanoes, Roman ruins to cathedrals, and museums to festivals, these images form a stunning portrait of the Amalfi Coast-one that all who know this region will treasure.