The Amalfi Coast is a very popular tourist attraction, thousands of tourists come to Italy every year to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The place is considered to be the most beautiful stretch of coastline in Italy. Maybe that's why it's mentioned in books ("Finding Positano, A Love Story" written by William James), movies ("Under the Tuscan Sun" and "A good woman") and even music (mentioned in Beyonce's song, "Upgrade U"). The symbol of the Amalfi Coast is a white eight pointed cross, the same symbol of the Order of the Knights of Malta, founded in the Middle Ages. The "Costiera Amalfitana" is also one of the first places where paper was made. Pretty interesting fact, right? There are numerous attractions here, on the Coast. A few towns are situated along it, each having something special for tourists to visit. For example, the town of Amalfi is the home of Saint Andrew's Cathedral. It was build in the 11th century and both the interior as well as the exterior are magnificent. The old paper mill in Amalfi is now home for the Museum of Handmade Paper, a place you should definitely visit. The Cloister of Paradise is an important place as well, it used to be a burial ground for noble families but now it's an interesting open-air museum. The town of Ravello is also a magnificent place to visit, especially for its scenery. Since you're here, you could also visit the Dome of Ravello, the Rufolo Villa (mentioned in Boccaccio's Decameron), The Church of San Giovanni del Toro, build before the year 1000 and Villa Cimbrone, a beautiful famous garden. Vietri sul Mare is also called "The First Pearl of the Amalfi". Here you can check out two important museums, one of them is The Museum of ceramic of Villa Guariglia in Raito, the other one is called The Museum Cargaleiro. The town is renown for the ceramic masterpieces that are also displayed publicly on the walls of the houses here. Positano is said to be the most impressive town on the coast. There are a few beaches you can enjoy but you could also visit the church of Santa Maria Assunta. There's a legend saying that pirates have stolen the icon of the black Madonna from the church and tried to run away with it but couldn't. A terrible storm started out at sea and the pirates heard a voice saying "put it down! put it down!". The pirates were too scared so they decided to return the icon. Immediately, the storm was over. The Amalfi Coast is actually stretching from the town of Positano, to the west, to Vietri sul Mare, to the east. Both towns are magnificent places and many tourists like to start their journey from Vietri sul Mare and drive along the coast until they reach Positano, or vice-versa. You could choose to spend your time driving from one town to another or you could book a room and enjoy one small town at a time. The important thing is that you will definitely remain with good memories from spending your vacation on the Amalfi Coast.