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Amalfi


Amalfi, and its particular coast, is considered perhaps the most beautiful part of Italy. It is a quiet and picturesque seaside resort with a temperate climate and incomparable natural beauties.
Amalfi, originally Roman, was the first Sea Republic of Italy. After the fall of the Roman Empire, it was the first city to re-establish relationship between East and West by transporting and introducing into Italy exotic merchandise such as carpets, coffee and paper. Amalfi had its own coin (The Tarì), was the home of Flavio Gioia, the inventor of the compass and gave the navigators the famous maritime law known as “Tabula de Amalpha”.
In Amalfi you can visit:
· The Duomo, built about the 6th century and dedicated to St.Andrew the Apostle whose remains are kept in the crypt;
· The Cloister of Paradise, set beside the Duomo, that was built the 13th century in Arabian style;
· The Paper Museum, where we can see the tools used over the centuries for making paper by hand;
· The Grotta dello Smeraldo, a fantastic green temple full of figures, caryatids and bas-reliefs formed by dripping water from the vaulted ceiling, over the thousand of years. An interesting feature: the underwater pottery crib.
Amalfi is reached from Salerno or from Sorrento: both routes are among the most picturesque in all over the world for the great variety and beauty of the views they offer. On June the 27th and on November the 30th all the visitors have the opportunity to assist at the celebration of the patron Saint Andrea, protector of the fishermen. Both dates are related to the Saint’s history: on November the celebration concerns the death of the saint happened in the 60 a.C. and on June the 27th the anniversary of the miracle he made in the 1544, when he saved the city of Amalfi from the invasion of pirates, provoking an heavy storm in the port sea. During the procession the saint’s statue is carried through the city-centre by congregations of people that reach the beach where are welcomed by fishermen. To homage the Saint, the fisherman offer fishes and bring his bust until the dome. That’s the crucial point of the manifestation: the coffin is opened and a liquid drains out from the reliquary. At this point the manifestation carries on with shows and colorful fireworks.

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