Thursday, September 20, 2007

Positano, Italy – A ‘chic’ attraction

Considered as among the most ‘chic’ destinations of the world by frequent visitors, Positano’s main beauty lies in its symmetry. It lies not horizontally but vertically. As visible from the picture, this port city is based on a hill, overlooking the harbour.

It lies on the Amalfi Coast in Campania, Italy.

What began as prosperous port in the 16 and 17 centuries, suffered economically during 19 century as many of its migrants migrated to other countries especially to the US. Regenerated due to an article published in Harpers Bazaar in 1953, saw it to re-emerge as a major tourist destination.

One main attraction, other than the port, is the Church of Santa Maria Assunta, located in the centre of the town. With domes and its stucco-work, the construction of the monument is atypical of the area. One of its wooden artwork dates back to Byzantine, depicting Virgin Mother and Child.

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