Kind climate, abundant resources, and natural beauty have drawn people to this coast for many centuries. The Greeks, Romans, Normans, Saracens, Arab-Sicilians, and many others have left their mark. Amalfi communities often cluster along cliffs, their terraces blending into the rock to add their own picturesque charm to the natural beauty of the coast. Upon closer inspection, towns like Amalfi and Ravello are home to many examples of artistic and architectural excellence. This comes as no surprise, since this stretch of the Sorrento Peninsula has long attracted famous artists of all stripes.