In Amalfi catholic ceremonies an take place at the magnificent cathedral called Duomo di Amalfi. Amalfi’s Cathedral is stifled from other buildings on both sides, but its view from the bottom of the place is priceless. The Duomo appears from atop a steep flight of stairs with all its elaborate decoration of Arab-Norman Romanesque style.
Actually the Cathedral is a real example of eclectic architecture. Even if the church was built in the early 13th century to provide a suitable resting place for the relics of St. Andrew the Apostle, it has been remodeled several times, adding Romanesque, Byzantine, Gothic, and Baroque elements.
The town of Amalfi
The famous Amalfi Coast, sought-after by tourists from all over the world, goes from Positano to Vietri Sul Mare and takes its name from the beautiful town of Amalfi, which is the actual heart of the Coast itself. Amalfi is located high up on the sheer cliffs and offers spectacular views: the gentle sea breeze and the mixed scents of the inland and its fragrant citrus fruits are truly unique and typical of this area.
The origins of Amalfi date back to the first century AC; it was also the first Maritime Republic and it remains still today an important centre from an historical and cultural point of view. One of the most important historical tourist attractions is the imposing Cathedral of St. Andrew, better known as the Duomo of Amalfi, with its impressive series of steps, the mosaic facade and the grand bronze doors; inside you will be amazed by the precious gold details, the marble columns, the magnificent paintings and the charming arabesque Cloister.
If you love nature, we also recommend to visit the famous Grotta dello Smeraldo (Emerald Grotto) and the beauty of its amazing colors, which is located in the area of Conca dei Marini.