Italy Web Guide & Travel - Holiday Accommodation, Hotel Rooms, Self Catering Apartments and Villas for rent or sale in South Italy, Food Wine and Italy Travel, Tailor made & Relax Holidays
BOOK HOTEL ROOMS & ACCOMMODATIONS HERE NOW! Hotel Rooms & Accommodations with Fast Secure Reservations engine Provided by our Partner Booking.com @no extra costs! South Italy and most of its little villages, is an area so little known to the European tourism yet in a delightful land wealthy of natural beauties, such as the Arch of Arcomagno, a natural arch of rock, entrance to an attractive coved beach,  with calm turquoise sea; the Faraglioni of Capri, beautiful sea rocks in the sea of Capri, one of many in the Amalfi Coast; or the Etna Volcano, still active and one of Sicily's biggest tourist attractions. History and architecture are also very important factors of southern Italy's culture and tourist attractions, like the temple ruins of Agrigento - Sicily; Capri offering one of Italy's most beautiful piazzas (town square) in the middle of town, Piazzetta, completely closed up, giving the impression of a courtyard, surrounded by many shops and cafes and the Torre dell'Orologio (Tower of Clock); or the over 40 mt. high statue of the Christ in Maratea situated on a hill over 300 mt. high offering a most breath-taking site over the port of Maratea. Another great piece of southern Italy history, from Calabria to be exact, is the Bronzi di Riace: two magnificent bronze, human-size, male statues, found in the gulf of Riace, now showing in the museum of Reggio Calabria, representing the Greek conception of heroism and beauty for their classical composure and dynamic vitality.
Great tourist attractions for both rural and coastal holidays are also the town of Rivello, based on the graceful Basilicata mountains with its typical hystorical houses that can be found in all old parts of most of southern Italy's towns, and the Trulli, typical Apulia houses with cone shaped roofs. Not to mention the delicious cuisine and friendly people, all part of a world waiting to be explored and taken advantage of.
BOOK HOTEL ROOMS & ACCOMMODATIONS HERE NOW! Hotel Rooms & Accommodations with Fast Secure Reservations engine Provided by our Partner Booking.com @no extra costs! South Italy and most of its little villages, is an area so little known to the European tourism yet in a delightful land wealthy of natural beauties, such as the Arch of Arcomagno, a natural arch of rock, entrance to an attractive coved beach,  with calm turquoise sea; the Faraglioni of Capri, beautiful sea rocks in the sea of Capri, one of many in the Amalfi Coast; or the Etna Volcano, still active and one of Sicily's biggest tourist attractions. History and architecture are also very important factors of southern Italy's culture and tourist attractions, like the temple ruins of Agrigento - Sicily; Capri offering one of Italy's most beautiful piazzas (town square) in the middle of town, Piazzetta, completely closed up, giving the impression of a courtyard, surrounded by many shops and cafes and the Torre dell'Orologio (Tower of Clock); or the over 40 mt. high statue of the Christ in Maratea situated on a hill over 300 mt. high offering a most breath-taking site over the port of Maratea. Another great piece of southern Italy history, from Calabria to be exact, is the Bronzi di Riace: two magnificent bronze, human-size, male statues, found in the gulf of Riace, now showing in the museum of Reggio Calabria, representing the Greek conception of heroism and beauty for their classical composure and dynamic vitality.
Great tourist attractions for both rural and coastal holidays are also the town of Rivello, based on the graceful Basilicata mountains with its typical hystorical houses that can be found in all old parts of most of southern Italy's towns, and the Trulli, typical Apulia houses with cone shaped roofs. Not to mention the delicious cuisine and friendly people, all part of a world waiting to be explored and taken advantage of.













Atrani - Travel and Holiday to south Italy, accommodation by the sea or rural

ATRANI - AMALFI COAST - CAMPANIA - SOUTH ITALY

Atrani and the Amalfi Coast are some of the most important visiting tourist resorts of the South Italy, attracting many visitors every year from worldwide nations like United States, Japan & Europe.
A beautiful, striking holiday destination full of natural breathtaking beautiful views, history, art and culture, with the little town, rooked in the mountainous coast facing the Mediterranen Sea. At times may not be possible to find accommodation in the small towns of the Amalfi Coast, the suggestion is to choose an area o town nearby and make Atrani and the area of the Amalfi Coast and peninsula a visiting destination whilst staying in another holiday town resort. Amalfi, Positano, Sorrento, Padula, Atrani can be visited for the day with trips or excursions organized also by the hotels holiday accommodations or travel with your own car or transport whilist staying in another destination.

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This is one of the most picturesque small towns on the Amalfi Coast, situated at one end of the "Valle del Dragone" and only 700 metres away from the very notorious Amalfi, is probably the only town of this most beautiful rugged coast that managed to keep in time it's antique character of a small fisherman's village.
The first houses are situated overlooking the beach, they all meet around the town square, "The Piazzetta", and then rise towards the valley right up to the heights, clinging off the hill and crossed by the great lemon gardens.

The Piazzetta is isolated from traffic and surrounded by the flowery balconies of the town's old houses. It only communicates with the beach and the azure blue sea through a passage originally created to bring the boats back in when the tide was high and stormy.
The young and confident atmosphere this typical piazzetta enjoys, attracts many visitors who prefer its authentic character to the more notorious one in other nearby towns like Capri. It's become a meeting place for it's inhabitants and tourists, great to relax sitting outside at a bar table, just to watch life go by having a game of cards and have a chat in a friendly atmosphere.

Atrani has signs of previous dynasties and their constructions dating back to the tenth, eleventh and thirteenth centuries. The church of "Santa Maria Maddalena", built at the end of the thirteenth century and then reconstructed in baroque style as it's fašade evidently shows, features a majolica tiled dome that stands out above the white houses.
It's graceful "Belltower" square belonged to the original church and features an interesting painting by "Andrea da Salerno", who lived between the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. The Belltower consists of a single wall rising above the two arches of the fašade and belongs to the church of "San Salvatore del Bireto".
It's construction dates back to the tenth century, and the beautiful carved doorway dates from the following century it also features and interesting painting of to peacocks facing each other.

A small description of the town quoted by Walter Benjamin:

"The curve of the baroque steps that climb upwards to the Church. The railings behind the Church. The Ave Maria litany of the old people: in preparation for the first class of their passing. The church is circled, bound as God himself by the sea.
The Christian era scores the rock every morning, but between the walls beneath the night returns each time to divide the four ancient Roman quarters. Alleys that are ventilation ducts. In the market square a fountain. Towards night ,the women at the brink. Then solitary. An archaic gurgling..."

You may consider staying in the area between Maratea and Diamante central to the whole of the South Italy, so please check the availability below and book a Hotel accommodation by the sea or in the beutiful rural area and center point for other major South Italy destinations within a few hours of relaxing, discovering car drive.

Distances to the Amalfi Coast approx. Check Hotel Accommodation availability and book in these towns:

Capri Island and its sea blue grotto 50 km
Maratea and The Christ statue overlooking the little port 180 km
Diamante and its 300 murals paintings 210 km
Matera and the ancient Sassi (stones) 225 km
Etna volcano and mountain from Sicily 325 km
Ostuni and the Trulli Houses with stone roofs 350 km