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Italia Positano3 Enchanted coastal territory


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The Amalfi Coast is a popular tourist destination for the region and Italy as a whole, attracting thousands tourists annually. In 1997, the Amalfi Coast was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Positano was a port of the Amalfi Republic in medieval times, and prospered during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. By the mid-nineteenth century, however, the town had fallen on hard times. More than half the population emigrated, mostly to America.
Positano was a relatively poor fishing village during the first half of the twentieth century. It began to attract large numbers of tourists in the 1950s, especially after John Steinbeck published his essay about Positano in Harper's Bazaar in May, 1953: "Positano bites deep", Steinbeck wrote. "It is a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone."

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  • Spectaculos ! Marea care ascunde atatea legende, cascada de case albe, stancile ce-si dau mana cu norii, ruinele cetatilor ce pastreaza secole de suferinta, si, mai ales, pestera inundata de mare, cu stralucirea-i de smarald, unde stau ascunsi si pasii prietenelor mele. E taramul care a fermecat si o icoana !
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Italia Positano3 Enchanted coastal territory

  1. 1. The Amalfi Coast boasts one of the most stunning views in Italy Positano has been featured in several films, including Only You (1994), and Under the Tuscan Sun (2003), as well as more recently in Kath & Kimderella (2012) and being mentioned in the 2009 musical film Nine in the song "Cinema Italiano". Mick Jagger and Keith Richards from The Rolling Stones wrote the song "Midnight Rambler" in the cafes of Positano while on vacation
  2. 2. Positano Ferry Pier
  3. 3. The church of Santa Maria Assunta erected in XIII century
  4. 4. Above the bell tower door, a medieval bas-relief is bricked up, portraying a “pistrice” and, above it, a stone dating back to 1902 remembers Flavio Gioia from Positano, the inventor of the compass
  5. 5. The church of Santa Maria Assunta features a dome made of majolica tiles as well as a thirteenth-century Byzantine icon of a black Madonna. According to local legend, the icon had been stolen from Byzantium and was being transported by pirates across the Mediterranean. A terrible storm had blown up in the waters opposite Positano and the frightened sailors heard a voice on board saying "Posa, posa!" ("Put down! Put down!"). The precious icon was unloaded and carried to the fishing village and the storm abated.
  6. 6. The black Madonna
  7. 7. The tale goes on to describe the pirates being so stricken with the wonder of the Black Madonna speaking that they became Christians. The locals of the area kept the painting and the town took the name Positano after the words (“posa, posa”) that were uttered from the artwork
  8. 8. Baptismal font
  9. 9. Baptismal font details
  10. 10. Awesome ceramic store
  11. 11. Ceramic store
  12. 12. Via dei Mulini, an important shopping street in Positano
  13. 13. The wisteria covered streets of Positano
  14. 14. Villa Flavio Gioia
  15. 15. Sunshade in bamboo reeds
  16. 16. Positano is a “vertical village” a cascade of white houses, arches, domes, framed by bougainvillea loggias falling from the slopes of Monti Comune and Sant’Angelo into the Spiaggia Grande, along thousands of hidden steps
  17. 17. Renowned director and producer Franco Zeffirelli owned the Villa Treville in Positano, where he took residence over a 35-year period and hosted a coterie of literati and stars of the stage and screen. The Villa Treville has since been converted into a five-star boutique hotel.
  18. 18. The most famous local production is certainly represented by Positano Fashion, a colorful sea line full of floral prints, embellished with coral and gems
  19. 19. An angeless fashion that has made the history of town itself and continues to dress famous celebrities, including Liz Taylor, Michelle Hunziker and Ivana Trump. Piano di Sorrento
  20. 20. Piano di Sorrento
  21. 21. Piano di Sorrento
  22. 22. The Grotta dello Smeraldo (Emerald Grotto) is a cave, partly inundated by the sea and located in Conca dei Marini, Italy, on the Amalfi Coast
  23. 23. Conca dei Marini – Grotta dello Smeraldo
  24. 24. The Grotta dello Smeraldo  has no natural outlet above the waterline. The only opening to the outside world is just below the water level. Refracted sunlight entering the cavern through the opening gives the water its characteristic emerald glow during daylight hours.  It was discovered by a fisherman named Luigi Buoncore in 1932.
  25. 25. Costiera Amalfitana - Washingtonia Robusta Palm Tree
  26. 26. Cape Conca and the area of the entrance to the grotto
  27. 27. Tower of Cape Conca, or White Tower, 16th century, Conca dei Marini
  28. 28. Cape Conca, with the old watch tower
  29. 29. Medieval watchtower at Conca cape, Conca dei Marini, Amalfi Coast 
  30. 30. Beach, Conca dei Marini
  31. 31. Costiera Amalfitana Positano-Amalfi
  32. 32. Sound: Vienetenne a Positano - Brio Peppino; Sergio Bruni Text: Internet Pictures: Sanda Foişoreanu Gabriela Cristescu Internet All  copyrights  belong to their  respective owners Presentation: Sanda Foişoreanu 2018