The wonderful Amalfi, the heart of the coast amalfitana that gives it its name, in the province of Salerno, is one of the most famous and loved by tourists from around the world. The symbol of the town, the Duomo, stands majestic and shimmering, in the center of Piazza Duomo, where you can stop and admire the beauty of the church in Arab-Norman style.

The history of Amalfi dates back to the Romans. From the ninth century it was also the first Italian Maritime Republic, together with Pisa, Genoa and Venice. The origin of the city and the name are uncertain, but the toponym is certainly of Latin extraction (from Melfi, a Lucanian seaside village abandoned by Roman refugees in the 4th century AD, or from the Roman gens Amarfia from the 1st century AD C.). According to a legend, the town takes its name from Amalfi, a nymph loved by Hercules who was buried here at the behest of the gods. Certainly inhabited by the Romans, who had fled to the Lattari Mountains to escape the Germanic and Longobard invasions, it was a castrum for the defense of the Byzantine Duchy of Naples. The city enjoyed a privileged relationship with Byzantium for the Amalfitani’s ability in maritime trade.


Religious monuments:

Cathedral of Amalfi. The most famous monument of Amalfi is certainly the Duomo in Arab-Sicilian style and dedicated to St. Andrew, patron saint of the city. In fact, more than a duomo one should speak of a complex, since the building is made up of overlapping and tiling of various churches from different eras.

  • Chiesa di Santa Maria a Piazza
  • Basilica del Crocifisso e museo diocesano
  • Chiesa, convento e chiostro di Sant’Antonio
  • Torre di Amalfi
  • Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore, o chiesa nuova
  • Chiesa della Madonna di Pompei, o di San Benedetto
  • Chiesa dell’Addolorata
  • Chiesa di San Nicola dei Greci
  • Santuario della Madonna del Rosario
  • Chiesa della Madonna del Pino, nella frazione Pastena
  • Chiesa di Santa Marina (nella frazione Pogerola)
  • Chiostro del paradiso
  • Santuario della Madonna delle Grazie
  • Chiesa sconsacrata di S. Michele Arcangelo nella frazione di Pogerola
  • Chiesa di San Pietro (nella frazione Tovere)
  • Cappella sconsacrata di San Cristoforo al Cieco (nella frazione Pastena)
  • Chiesa di San Lorenzo a Foris Portam (oltre la porta settentrionale della città)
  • Chiesa di San Basilio a Via Casamare
  • Chiesetta della Madonna delle Grazie a Casa Milano
  • Chiesa di Sant’Anna, nella frazione Pogerola
  • Chiesa di San Giuseppe
  • Chiesa di Sant’Anna
  • Chiesa di San Pietro della Canonica
  • Cappella della Virgo Potens
  • Santuario della Madonna dei Fuonti, in frazione Pogerola


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