<p><br> The beautiful <a href="http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/world-heritage/amalfi-coast/" target="_blank">Amalfi Coast</a> can be crowded, but its allure is irresistible—spectacular beaches, balmy weather, towering cliffs, idyllic villages, lush gardens, and magnificent vistas, just to name a few.</p>

Sun-Kissed Amalfi


The beautiful Amalfi Coast can be crowded, but its allure is irresistible—spectacular beaches, balmy weather, towering cliffs, idyllic villages, lush gardens, and magnificent vistas, just to name a few.

Photograph by Hemis/Alamy Stock Photo

World Heritage Site Pictures: Italy's Amalfi Coast

The natural beauty and historic significance of the scenic Amalfi Coast—where human settlement dates to the early Middle Ages—were recognized by UNESCO with a World Heritage listing in 1997.

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