The Amalfi Coast is undoubtedly one of the Italy’s most famous locations, thanks to its natural beauty. A UNESCO World Heritage site, it takes its name from the town of Amalfi, the beating heart of the coastline not only geographically, but historically too.
The beauty of the coast was ‘discovered’ during the Grand Tours of the 19th century, and since then has attracted millions of tourists. The Amalfi Coast has a subtropical-temperate climate; the winters are mild, and the summers long, hot and sunny – though often cooled by the sea breeze.
Since 1973, Neri has been a key player in lighting this coastal stretch and is present in all the villages overlooking the sea. In 2017, it carried out the Atrani project with the ‘Sheliak System’ and ‘Light 804’.
In the high part of the village next to the houses on the mountain, and along the coastal road that descends towards the sea, the lamp posts from that same series installed over 40 years ago are still there.
Positano is known for its many flights of stairs that lead from the top of the village down to the beach. It was already known as a holiday resort by the Romans and nowadays the beautiful Roman villa and its frescoes are open to the public – they were discovered beneath the church of Santa Maria Assunta, destroyed during the Vesuvius eruption that buried Pompeii. Positano is lit with the ‘Light 801’ lantern on the ‘Sheliak System’ lamp post.
Along the coastal road leading to Positano, ‘Light 100’ was installed, supported by a simple steel lamp post.
In Maiori, the ‘Alcor System’ with ‘Light 21’ was chosen.
Vietri sul Mare, where the Amalfi Coast begins, is the ceramics capital and was lit with custom-made brackets and ‘Globo Light’.
Lastly, Amalfi was one of the first towns lit by Neri back in 1973. The old ‘Light 800’ lanterns were replaced with ‘Light 801’.