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 Amalfi, one of the most popular city in Campania, is the bitten heart of the coast which gets its name from this city. Amalfi is an italian icon.

Amalfi was one of the "Repubbliche Marinare": it was pugnacious and combative. Along the history, Normans conquered the city,then it was plundered by the 'pisani' and the pirates and wrecked from seaquakes; in the '600 the city faced its worst time: Amalfi was alone, because the few connections, normally used to ship products around the coast, were impossible to use at that time.

A huge Amalfi's youth emigration toward the coasts of America impoverished the territory more than ever, until the birth of different artisan works based on the local products. This new activities slowly brought Amalfi to its ancient glory.

Since the end of the World War II, Amalfi has become destination of cultural tourism, artist from all over the world, Holliwood stars and important persons from the cultural system choose this wonderful place to spend their time. All these people choose Amalfi for its wilderness, perfect weather and a crystal sea, all these factors garantee a long and warm summer.

The Amalfi's events schedule is full of tradition, religions and culture. The historical boat race called "Regata Storica delle Repubbliche Marinare", is one of the most impressive event to see. Its historical parade with characters in medieval costume and the boat race of "Galeoni", which are ancient boats with 8 oars, perfectly rebuilted like they were in the past, it's wonderful.

 In this place is impossible to getting bored! It's easy to find many different opportunities to enjoy this amazing envinment: long walks toward historical monuments, churches and crypts are the common destinaitons. A lot of paths that can bring you from the ancient Duomo, which is the most important religious structure in the city, a Sicilian-Arab church with no equal in this zone, to the "Arsenale della Repubblica" or the ruin of ancient churches and monasteries.

It's possible to start a boat journey from Amalfi to the beauties of the coast, amazing paths between caves and little creeks. Astonishing place for sea lovers.

The city of Amalfi has dedicated a mouseum to this ancient art. There are exposed many ancient technologies used in Amalfi's paper mill several centuries ago in order to produce this excellent paper. A visit to this museus could be a particular moment and it can helps to understand the roots of this tradition.

The lemon is a kind of king in Amalfi, the name of this particular fruit is "Sfusato amalfitano". This ancient variety of lemon is harvest in this territory in amazing places that are very attractive to visit. This kind of lemon is commonly used in a lot of recips in orderto get flavor: to the fishes, to cook amazing cakes and for the renowned "Limoncello", which is an alcoholic beverage.

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Byzantine New Year's Day
More than 1000 years ago, the splendid village of Amalfi on the Amalfitan Coast lived one of the most important periods of its republic history. It was the time when the city had a huge economy an... Read more
Festival of Lemon
In September, the Amalfi Coast hosts traditional festival of lemon. This lemon is typical for the big peel of the "Pane", commonly used for baking: it's famous all around the world because it's the ... Read more
Potatoes Festival
An original festival and a feature of the Amalfitan Caost. The Potatoes Festival in Tovere, little fraction of Amalfi, has always been a huge success. The ancient gastronomical tradition is based on... Read more
Patronal Feast
The patron of the city is Sant'Andrea and the festival in his honour it's impossible to forget for the religious people. The history of the stolen bones of the Saint from Costantinopoli in 1210 is l... Read more
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Chiostro Paradiso (Cloister of Paradise) – Amalfi
{mypostcard name=Cloister of Paradise url="http://www.amalfiguide.com/images/stories/amalfi/chiostro1.png"} Cloaked in a paradise atmosphere Chiostro del Paradiso was used as a graveyard for the no... Read more
Sant'Andrea Cathedral
{mypostcard name=San Andrea Cathedral url="http://www.amalfiguide.com/images/stories/amalfi/amalfi_duomo.jpg"} It's the famous Amalfi's Duomo, built in arab-norman style. The characteristic frontag... Read more
The Arsenals - Amalfi
{mypostcard name=GLi Arsenali url=http://www.amalfiguide.com/images/stories/amalfi/arsenal2.png"} Being a medieval testimony today the Arsenals of the Amalfi Republic are an artistic content of exc... Read more
Paper museum
{mypostcard name=Paper museum url="http://www.amalfiguide.com/images/stories/amalfi/museocarta1.png"} Did you know that Amalfi has an ancient paper production tradition? It's true, this particular ... Read more
Historical Regata
  Every 4 years on the 3rd Sunday of June, the Historical Regata, the most important event of Amalfi Coast, takes place. Every year this event is hosted by one of the ancient "Repubbliche Mari... Read more
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