One of the 4 Maritime Republics, the other pearl of the Amalfi Coast, with its views of the sea, its imposing Cathedral, coves and caves. Visit it with us!
Imposing, unique, wonderful. The majestic Cathedral of Amalfi cannot be defined otherwise, which is located right in the center of the city and which remains impressed by its large entrance staircase which has 57 steps. The facade, restored with modern mosaics, shines in the sunlight and the church inside has columns from Paestum to support the vault. Attached to the church is the Cloister of Paradise, born as a cemetery for the noble families of Amalfi. It is in Romanesque style that mixes with Arab influences that obviously cross the entire seaside town.
Admission is 3 euros per person.
The cathedral is open every day at the following times:
from March to June from 09:00 to 18:45
from July to September from 9:00 to 19.45
from October to February from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 14:30 to 16:30
Please note: Clothing appropriate to a place of worship is recommended.
The Amalfi Paper Museum is housed in an old paper mill dating back to the 13th century. Amalfi is also known for her “Amalfi paper”, the typical paper with a thick grain under the fingers. Inside the Museum it is possible to see what the paper manufacturing processes were, with all the instruments of the time restored and still functioning. All these machines for the production of paper have been restored to working order, and are operated during the visit with the strength and power of the waters of the Canneto stream to make you relive the emotion of creating a sheet of the precious handmade paper of Amalfi.
The museum is open every day from 1pm to 6.30pm and the entrance ticket is 4.50 euros per person.
Halfway between Amalfi and Positano is the Fiordo di Furore, an inlet between the rocks which, due to its shape, was a natural stronghold in defense of the Saracen invasions. the road plummets down towards the sea by way of a series of stomach-churning turns, seeming to end directly in the deep blue waters of the Fjord. A natural wonder normally associated with much more northern climes, the fiord was created by the passage of the Schiato torrent, the bed of which is now almost always dry. Beneath the bridge which spans the river, the Furore Fjord beckons with its tiny pebble beach and fishing hamlet, one of the most unique on the Amalfi Coast.Today the Fjord is famous thanks to the international diving competitions and can be reached both by sea and by land.