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BOOK HOTEL ROOMS & ACCOMMODATIONS HERE NOW! Hotel Rooms & Accommodations with Fast Secure Reservations engine Provided by our Partner Booking.com @no extra costs! South Italy and most of its little villages, is an area so little known to the European tourism yet in a delightful land wealthy of natural beauties, such as the Arch of Arcomagno, a natural arch of rock, entrance to an attractive coved beach,  with calm turquoise sea; the Faraglioni of Capri, beautiful sea rocks in the sea of Capri, one of many in the Amalfi Coast; or the Etna Volcano, still active and one of Sicily's biggest tourist attractions. History and architecture are also very important factors of southern Italy's culture and tourist attractions, like the temple ruins of Agrigento - Sicily; Capri offering one of Italy's most beautiful piazzas (town square) in the middle of town, Piazzetta, completely closed up, giving the impression of a courtyard, surrounded by many shops and cafes and the Torre dell'Orologio (Tower of Clock); or the over 40 mt. high statue of the Christ in Maratea situated on a hill over 300 mt. high offering a most breath-taking site over the port of Maratea. Another great piece of southern Italy history, from Calabria to be exact, is the Bronzi di Riace: two magnificent bronze, human-size, male statues, found in the gulf of Riace, now showing in the museum of Reggio Calabria, representing the Greek conception of heroism and beauty for their classical composure and dynamic vitality.
Great tourist attractions for both rural and coastal holidays are also the town of Rivello, based on the graceful Basilicata mountains with its typical hystorical houses that can be found in all old parts of most of southern Italy's towns, and the Trulli, typical Apulia houses with cone shaped roofs. Not to mention the delicious cuisine and friendly people, all part of a world waiting to be explored and taken advantage of.
BOOK HOTEL ROOMS & ACCOMMODATIONS HERE NOW! Hotel Rooms & Accommodations with Fast Secure Reservations engine Provided by our Partner Booking.com @no extra costs! South Italy and most of its little villages, is an area so little known to the European tourism yet in a delightful land wealthy of natural beauties, such as the Arch of Arcomagno, a natural arch of rock, entrance to an attractive coved beach,  with calm turquoise sea; the Faraglioni of Capri, beautiful sea rocks in the sea of Capri, one of many in the Amalfi Coast; or the Etna Volcano, still active and one of Sicily's biggest tourist attractions. History and architecture are also very important factors of southern Italy's culture and tourist attractions, like the temple ruins of Agrigento - Sicily; Capri offering one of Italy's most beautiful piazzas (town square) in the middle of town, Piazzetta, completely closed up, giving the impression of a courtyard, surrounded by many shops and cafes and the Torre dell'Orologio (Tower of Clock); or the over 40 mt. high statue of the Christ in Maratea situated on a hill over 300 mt. high offering a most breath-taking site over the port of Maratea. Another great piece of southern Italy history, from Calabria to be exact, is the Bronzi di Riace: two magnificent bronze, human-size, male statues, found in the gulf of Riace, now showing in the museum of Reggio Calabria, representing the Greek conception of heroism and beauty for their classical composure and dynamic vitality.
Great tourist attractions for both rural and coastal holidays are also the town of Rivello, based on the graceful Basilicata mountains with its typical hystorical houses that can be found in all old parts of most of southern Italy's towns, and the Trulli, typical Apulia houses with cone shaped roofs. Not to mention the delicious cuisine and friendly people, all part of a world waiting to be explored and taken advantage of.










Praiano - Travel and Holiday to south Italy, accommodation by the sea or rural

PRAIANO - AMALFI COAST - CAMPANIA - SOUTH ITALY

VISIT & SEE

Praiano and the Amalfi Coast are some of the most important visiting tourist resort of the South Italy, attracting many visitors every year from worldwide nations like United States, Japan & Europe.
A beautiful, striking holiday destination full of natural breathtaking beautiful views, history, art and culture, with the little town, rooked in the mountainous coast facing the Mediterranen Sea. At times may not be possible to find accommodation in the small towns of the Amalfi Coast, the suggestion is to choose an area o town nearby and make Praiano and the area of the Amalfi Coast and peninsula a visiting destination whilst staying in another holiday town resort. Amalfi, Positano, Sorrento, Padula, Atrani can be visited for the day with trips or excursions organized also by the hotels holiday accommodations or travel with your own car or transport whilist staying in another destination.

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Praiano is set like a diamond in an enchanting location, once an ancient fishing village, today a prestigious seaside resort, nestled among the beautiful inlets of the breathtaking Amalfi coast, very close to the other enchanting gems of this splendid location like Sorrento, Capri, Amalfi, Positano, Ravello.
Praiano, known for its fine climate and excellent facilities, presents itself to the sea as a cascade of white houses on a verdant, flowering slope.

To the west, the village of Vettica Maggiore is a charming site for a seaside sojourn. An old local adage says "Chi vuol vivere sano, la mane a Vettica, la sera a Praiano". The prescription is clear: for a healthy life, morning hours must be spent in Vettica and evenings in Praiano. Here you'll find the secrets of local vitality and love of life.

Praiano, originally known as Plagium or Pelagianum, was once the holiday resort of the Amalfitan Doges. Today it may lack the splendour of Medieval nobility, but it has maintained its timeless charm as a small fishing village perched on the cliffs between its more famous neighbours, Positano and Amalfi. For its defence a tower was built by Charles I of Anjou.

Praiano's local economy was built upon two products, the first being the production of silk, and its use by the local women in the manufacture of handmade articles for clothing etc. In past centuries silk and thin, fine yarn was turned white and worked by the women of the town, and the popularity of this fabric helped the town flourish. The coral fishing industry was no less lucrative, and the men collected coral from the sea and fashioned it into beautiful jewellery, among other things.

Today Praiano is a prestigious sunning, swimming and boating destination, offering tourists from all over the world a tranquil location to stay and "start point" for great interesting excursions and visits to sample the joys of the coastline, with convenient proximity to the main resorts like Sorrento, Capri, Amalfi, Positano, Ravello.

Visit and See

As all the towns of the Amalfi Coast, Praiano hosts many hystorical and architectural buildings and remains, like the Chiesa Parrocchiale S. Luca Evangelista (Parish Church). It houses the saint's remains and a silver bust dating back to the 1694.
Fine paintings by Giovanni Bernardo Lama portraying the "Holy Mary and Child" and the other portraying "Saints Luca and Francesco di Paola" and other paintings by "Padovano di Montorio" dating back to the 1572. This church hosts the statue of the "Madonna del Carmine" and a wooden pulpit that attracts lots of attention, with paintings representing the Saints Pietro and Paolo (Saints Paul and Peter), the major altar and the 7th century floor with representations of angels, stems and flowers.

  • Chiesa di S. Maria delle Grazie a Castro e Convento dei Domenicani (Church)
  • Chiesetta di San Costanzo (Church)
The Coastal Towers of Praiano are dramatic symbols of the past, a famous characteristic of this town and all the Amalfi Coast. It is a favourite destination for visitors who love to enjoy nature in all its original splendour.

You may consider staying in the area between Maratea and Diamante central to the whole of the South Italy, so please check the availability below and book a Hotel accommodation by the sea or in the beutiful rural area and center point for other major South Italy destinations within a few hours of relaxing, discovering car drive.

Distances to the Amalfi Coast approx. Check Hotel Accommodation availability and book in these towns:

Capri Island and its sea blue grotto 50 km
Maratea and The Christ statue overlooking the little port 180 km
Diamante and its 300 murals paintings 210 km
Matera and the ancient Sassi (stones) 225 km
Etna volcano and mountain from Sicily 325 km
Ostuni and the Trulli Houses with stone roofs 350 km