Apr 13, 2012

Picture of the Day: A Sunny Day in Positano, Italy




positano italy Picture of the Day: A Sunny Day in Positano, Italy

Photograph by Gerard Bryan (Lockk9)


This beautiful shot shows a lovely sunny day in the picturesque village of Positano, on the Amalfi Coast in Italy. The Amalfi Coast (Italian: Costiera Amalfitana) is a stretch of coastline on the southern coast of the Sorrentine Peninsula in the Province of Salerno in Southern Italy. It’s a popular tourist destination for the region and Italy as a whole, attracting thousands of tourists annually. In 1997, the Amalfi Coast was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as a cultural landscape.

Like the rest of the region, the Amalfi Coast lies in a Mediterranean climate, featuring warm summers and mild winters. The only land route to the Amalfi Coast is the 40 kilometres (25 mi) long Strada Statale 163 which runs along the coastline from the town of Maiori in the east to Positano in the west. Thirteen municipalities are located on the Amalfi Coast, many of them centered around tourism. [Source: Wikipedia]

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