Everything people imagine about Italy comes true on the Amalfi coast: picturesque villages climbing vertical hillsides, churches basking in sun-drenched squares, insane traffic, motorists who seem oblivious to the 500-foot drop to the Mediterranean below. Yet the noisy, bustling thoroughfare along the coast is also a gateway to the past. Leave the highway and you will find your way to Pompeii and Herculaneum, as well as Mt. Vesuvius itself. Continue south and you will come to the beautifully preserved Greek temples of Paestum. It is the mingling of past and present that gives Italy the haunting quality no visitor can ever truly forget.
This online jigsaw puzzle features a wonderfully framed scene of the Amalfi coast.