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No tour of Italy is complete without a trip down the Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi Coast is among the most memorable stops along a tour of Italy. Its beautiful seaside views coupled with its impressive history make it an appealing destination for travelers from all walks of life. You can't go wrong regardless of what you choose to add to your Amalfi itinerary, but as is the case with most trips, there are certain landmarks that can take your experience to the next level. If you find yourself touring the Amalfi Coast, make sure you check out these highlights:

Palace of Caserta
Italy is not lacking when it comes to impressive royal residences, and the Palace of Caserta certainly stands among the best. Often referred to as the Versailles of Italy, the Palace of Caserta was the largest building of its kind built in Europe during the 18th century and today stands as a testament to the lavish lifestyle of the kings of Naples. The stunning building is not the only reason a visit to the palace is a must. The interior is replete with impressive works of art, and the surrounding garden features more than 318 acres of beautiful landscapes and architecture. 

Naples Cathedral
There are seemingly countless impressive buildings lining the streets of Naples, but few can stand alongside its namesake cathedral. Dating back to the 14th century, this stunning piece of architecture is home to some breathtaking works of art throughout its expansive interior. Among its most alluring features is the Royal Chapel of the Treasure of San Gennaro, an ornately decorated chapel that stands with some of the best in the world. 

Of course, the Amalfi Coast is not just home to historic buildings, it also features some of the best seaside vistas in the world. This is especially true in the resort town of Positano, which is perfectly suited to travelers looking to relax on one of its many beaches. There is also plenty to do once you make your way off the sand. For instance, many visitors elect to visit its famous Santa Maria Assunta or stop into one of its many local bars and cafes. You can also head to the Franco Senesi, an exhibition space that often features the work of local artists. 

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