PRAIANO - AMALFI COAST - CAMPANIA - SOUTH ITALY
VISIT & SEE
Praiano and the Amalfi Coast are some of the most important visiting tourist resort 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 Praiano 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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Praiano is set like a diamond in an enchanting location, once an ancient fishing village, today a prestigious seaside resort, nestled among the beautiful inlets of the breathtaking Amalfi coast, very close to the other enchanting gems of this splendid location like Sorrento, Capri, Amalfi, Positano, Ravello.
Praiano, known for its fine climate and excellent facilities, presents itself to the sea as a cascade of white houses on a verdant, flowering slope.
To the west, the village of Vettica Maggiore is a charming site for a seaside sojourn. An old local adage says "Chi vuol vivere sano, la mane a Vettica, la sera a Praiano". The prescription is clear: for a healthy life, morning hours must be spent in Vettica and evenings in Praiano. Here you'll find the secrets of local vitality and love of life.
Praiano, originally known as Plagium or Pelagianum, was once the holiday resort of the Amalfitan Doges. Today it may lack the splendour of Medieval nobility, but it has maintained its timeless charm as a small fishing village perched on the cliffs between its more famous neighbours, Positano and Amalfi. For its defence a tower was built by Charles I of Anjou.
Praiano's local economy was built upon two products, the first being the production of silk, and its use by the local women in the manufacture of handmade articles for clothing etc. In past centuries silk and thin, fine yarn was turned white and worked by the women of the town, and the popularity of this fabric helped the town flourish. The coral fishing industry was no less lucrative, and the men collected coral from the sea and fashioned it into beautiful jewellery, among other things.
Today Praiano is a prestigious sunning, swimming and boating destination, offering tourists from all over the world a tranquil location to stay and "start point" for great interesting excursions and visits to sample the joys of the coastline, with convenient proximity to the main resorts like Sorrento, Capri, Amalfi, Positano, Ravello.
Visit and See
As all the towns of the Amalfi Coast, Praiano hosts many hystorical and architectural buildings and remains, like the Chiesa Parrocchiale S. Luca Evangelista (Parish Church). It houses the saint's remains and a silver bust dating back to the 1694.
Fine paintings by Giovanni Bernardo Lama portraying the "Holy Mary and Child" and the other portraying "Saints Luca and Francesco di Paola" and other paintings by "Padovano di Montorio" dating back to the 1572. This church hosts the statue of the "Madonna del Carmine" and a wooden pulpit that attracts lots of attention, with paintings representing the Saints Pietro and Paolo (Saints Paul and Peter), the major altar and the 7th century floor with representations of angels, stems and flowers.
The Coastal Towers of Praiano are dramatic symbols of the past, a famous characteristic of this town and all the Amalfi Coast. It is a favourite destination for visitors who love to enjoy nature in all its original splendour.
- Chiesa di S. Maria delle Grazie a Castro e Convento dei Domenicani (Church)
- Chiesetta di San Costanzo (Church)
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: