The Amalfi Coast is famous for its exceptional scenic beauty. Unique villages cling like diamonds to the rocks over bays with crystal clear water. In 1997, the Amalfi Coast was declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. The Amalfi Coast is located south of Naples in the province of Salerno, directly on the Gulf of Salerno, stretching from Positano in the west to Vietri sul Mare in the east. Already at the time of the ancient Romans the Amalfi coast with the islands of Capri, Ischia and Procida was a popular recreational area.