A tour on the Amalfi Coast between wine, nature and culture

Autumn holidays on the Amalfi Coast? For lovers of good wine and traveling, it is the ideal period.

Take advantage of the beautiful colors of autumn, of the air that becomes pleasantly fresh, of the vines that turn red and orange, creating a painting image and set off on your wine tour on the Amalfi Coast.

Among the natural beauties and vines of the Amalfi Coast

Stay at Villa Fiorentino in Positano and discover the excellent wine of the Amalfi Coast, along the Amalfi Coast Wine Route. A food and wine itinerary for true gourmets and connoisseurs that goes from Positano to Vietri sul Mare through enchanting places such as Scala and Amalfi. A road that was created to enhance the inland areas of the place, through wine tourism offers, in fact, the opportunity to experience the area at 360 °.

The Amalfi Coast is the place of breathtaking landscapes, large expanses of lemons, the scent of the sea and vineyards. Agriculture and viticulture on the Amalfi Coast have always been carried out with dedication, love and above all hard work due to the particular territorial conformation. The vines, in fact, grow in double terraces that descend steeply towards the sea. It is as if the local farming sailors had torn the earth from the rock to be able to cultivate it. The inhabitants of the Amalfi Coast are called “sailors-farmers”, their life alternates between boat and vineyard.

Typical vineyard on the Amalfi Coast - Villa FiorentinoWe speak of a culture, that of the vine, which dates back to the Greeks, who brought the first native grapes to these areas: Falanghina, Aglianico, Piedirosso and Greco alongside vines such as Ginestra and Fenile, grapes of qualities that are almost exclusive to the territory.

Since then it has only been a succession of great successes for the vines of the Amalfi Coast, up to the denomination Costa d’Amalfi D.O.C.

Scala: Aglianico wine and relax on the Amalfi Coast

Along the wine route, do not miss the opportunity to visit Scala, a small town located in the Lattari Mountains about 400 meters above sea level. Its foundation is said to date back to 330 BC, it remained for a long time under the dominion of the Republic of Amalfi and was named for this “the lioness of Amalfi“.

The town is divided into numerous hamlets or villages, such as: Santa Caterina, Scala Centro, San Pietro, Campidoglio, Minuta and Pontone.

Its characteristic is to offer peace and tranquility to visitors. Fill your glass with an excellent Aglianico wine and experience a relaxing weekend in this little corner of Paradise.

What to see in Scala on the Amalfi Coast?

The ancient part of the town is full of steep and narrow streets that intersect between the houses perched and placed in the shape of a staircase, rich in culture and art, it offers the opportunity to visit numerous monuments such as:

  • The Cathedral of San Lorenzo located in the historic center;
  • The Church of Santa Maria Annunziata in the hamlet of Minuta;
  • Sanctuary of the Madonna del Carmelo;
  • The Church of S. Antonio of Padua;
  • The chapels of Santa Maria della Porta and San Paolo, the Church of San Pietro;
  • The Church of San Giovanni Battista dell’Acqua;
  • The Torre dello Ziro in the Pontone hamlet.

And if you love nature, you can immerse yourself in the Valle delle Ferriere, a natural reserve of about 500 square meters, which stretches between the mountains of Scala on the border between Amalfi and Agerola. A rich Mediterranean vegetation that offers landscapes of unique beauty.

Always continuing along the wine route between spectacular views and tasting of typical wines of the Amalfi Coast, take the opportunity to visit Amalfi.

Amalfi: the “Pearl of the Amalfi Coast”

Amalfi in the center of the Amalfi Coast is an Ancient Maritime Republic, its history is marked by commercial relations with the Mediterranean. Mediterranean architecture can be seen in its white houses that lean against each other, in its watchtowers and in its historic center.

An event that celebrates the glorious past of Amalfi is the Regatta of the Maritime Republics, an event that takes place in rotation between the ancient Maritime Republics and which sees as protagonists four boats that compete.

Nature and places of culture: what to visit in Amalfi?

The symbol of the city is the Cathedral of Sant’Andrea Apostolo with its bell tower covered with multicolored majolica imposes itself in a majestic way in the city. From the portico of the cathedral you can access the Basilica del Crocifisso, seat of the Diocesan Museum of Amalfi and the Cloister of Paradise.

And strolling through the beautiful alleys, stopping to visit the Paper Museum, Amalfi is famous for its handmade paper, known as “bambagina”.

After visiting the monuments and the museum, allow yourself a moment of relaxation surrounded by nature, with a walk in the Valle dei Mulini nature reserve, an area of historical, naturalistic and cultural importance that extends along the Canneto stream, whose waters were once used to power the Amalfi hydroelectric plant and the paper mills that produced the famous bambagina paper.

And after visiting these magical places and tasting the excellent Costa d’Amalfi D.O.C. wine, you just have to go back to Villa Fiorentino in Positano and continue your holidays on the Amalfi Coast.