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    Reality vs Imagination

    by solopes Updated May 21, 2016

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    When I decided to travel along the Amalfitan coast, I was expecting to see some of the most beautiful beaches of Italy.

    Well, "beaches" is not the exact word to describe what I saw. There are a few small banks of sand stretched in the hills, but calling them beaches is... a favor.

    It's possible to swim, the water seems very calm (I don't imagine the temperature) and the sights are... awesome. If you take your yacht, that's a fabulous destination. I "forgot" mine, and by the road, I only caught a good collection of good views.

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    The coast

    by solopes Updated Apr 14, 2016

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    Steep slopes plunge into the sea, here and there with small towns perching over each other, or even over the water.

    It is really not much inviting to swim, with the small stripes of sand squeezed among houses and rocks, but it composes wonderful landscapes, making the tour of the peninsula a very pleasant day... or week.

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    The Church

    by solopes Updated Mar 9, 2015

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    Dating from the XIX century but several times reconstructed and adapted, the cathedral of St. Andre shows an oriental look, with evidence to the Paradise Cloister built in the XIII century.

    The kids followed me in, but, to be honest, Fernanda preferred to walk along the streets Genova and Capuano, because they… you know, so we had to rush.

    A curious question: People visiting Amalfi do really care about churches?

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    Stroll where the fishing boat docked

    by shavy Written Oct 4, 2014

    Is worthwhile to wander a little bit further where you'll see the fishing boat docked. From here you also have the excellent views of the village. After sightseeing in the village, seen the narrow streets, charming squares. It's a peaceful compared with the cozy, Italian crowds in the center of the village below the sea

    The harbor, with its unique and lively atmosphere, is one of my the favorite place to stroll, away from all the crowds. Is really a nice place to wander and enjoy the Italian atmosphere.The Amalfi Coast is one of the most remarkable buildings in Italy. It belongs since 1997 to the World Heritage List

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    Wandering

    by shavy Updated Oct 2, 2014

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    Wandering around to a maze backstreets, with arches and stairs connecting the white houses with each other a medieval covered alley is worth it. The place is very touristy even during winter time you bump many tourists.

    There are enough interesting sights to discover, if you just keep your eyes wide you'll find some interesting stuff. As we only passing through, we haven't enough time to wander around. But still it was worthwhile

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    The Duomo

    by shavy Written Sep 26, 2014

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    This is one of the historic site that visitors can't miss, once you enter the village to the main square, the first huge building you'll see is the Cathedral. And this is also one of the most photographed building in Amalfi

    Also known as the Cathedral of Saint Andrew, was originally constructed in the twelfth century, dramatically situated at the top of a steep flight of stairs overlooking the sea. The Duomo in Amalfi is an architectural complex made by two connecting churches. The facade you are looking at dates from the 1890's, while inside various areas date back as far as the 1200's

    Address: Piazza Duomo

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    Walk along the panoramic paths

    by shavy Written Sep 26, 2014

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    Delightful walking along the acclaimed Costa Amalfitana, the vertical coast, is more than 1000 meters rising limestone cliffs from the sea. In the most unlikely places are homes built and fishing villages built. We visiting the place in December still a wonderfully mild climate provides a rich Mediterranean vegetation and the real dolce huts, feeling. Our car parked is at the end and walking distance to the village, to get there you'll have to walk through the fishing village which we have constantly views from the mountainside where you have the view of the village

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    Between Sorrento and Amalfi On the Water's Edge

    by hquittner Written May 30, 2014

    We took the bus from Sorrento to Amalfi and return eating lunch there at a fine eatery on the shore. We studied the Cathedral and Cloister as well as a restored ancient Basilica and a church museum Most of the road is barely wide enough for a small bus each way but there are stretches which can only hold one vehicle. Sitting on the right often has the rider actually sitting above the edge of the cliff. Many will prefer an inner seat.

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    Basilica del Crocifisso Is Pieces of the Original

    by hquittner Updated May 24, 2014

    A modern museum houses the ancient pieces of the original items. One if the most impressive pieces is an ivory cross most elaborately done.In thee reconstructed Basilica there a few pieces of frescos, one a fine depiction of the Crucifixion.

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    Stop At the Piazza del Duomo

    by hquittner Updated May 22, 2014

    Adjacent to the base of the 62 stairs up to the cathedral is the Piazza del Duolmo with an elaborate fountain from 1760. In the center is Saint Andrew. These are just below the long flight of stairs up to the entrance.

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    The Chiostro del Paradiso Is By the Portico

    by hquittner Updated May 14, 2014

    The cloister is a maze of interlacing delicate Gothic arches of Arabic type and was original the burial place for the important members of the town. The white pillars quite impressive. Many archeological fragments from the earlier church have been made into a museum.

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    Lemons of the Amalfi Coast

    by angiebabe Updated Oct 26, 2013

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    Lemons grow in abundance around the Amalfi Coast and they seem to have become an icon or emblem for the area.

    Tourist shops have lemons on all sorts of things for sale - aprons, teatowels with recipes of the famed sweet Limoncello lemon drink that is made with all these lemons, carry bags, bottle stoppers, all sorts of knick knacks and household items.

    Ive seen house tile number plates decorated with lemons and even road signs and antique porcelain lemons for sale in antique shops!

    I was pleased to actually see real lemons growing, and also being harvested, as it was the lemon season when I was visiting in November. This must involve a fair bit of hard work I imagine as the areas they were in were the typical steep slopes coming down from the winding wilds of the hills up to Ravello, that are so prevalent around the area!!

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    Piazza Duomo

    by aukahkay Written Oct 14, 2009

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    The Piazza Duomo is the center of Amalfi village. The Cathedral of Saint Andrew dominates the piazza. On the piazza are numerous cafes, restaurants, shops and hotels. What a better way to spend a lazy afternoon than sitting down in a cafe over a cup of cappucino and watching the world go by.

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    Saint Andrew's Cathedral

    by aukahkay Written Oct 14, 2009

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    Dominating the Piazza Duomo is Saint Andrew's Cathedral. The cathedral dates back to the 11th century and its interior is adorned in the late Baroque style with a nave and two aisles divided by 20 columns. Within the cathedral is a bronze statue of Saint Andrew.

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    Duomo of Saint Andrew

    by Balam Written May 23, 2009

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    Overlooking the Piazza Duomo at the top of a magnificent flight of stairs is the Duomo of Saint Andrew. The cathedral dates back to 1000 AD

    The gold caisson ceiling has four large fresco's by Andrea d'Aste depicting the flagellation of Saint Andrew, the miracle of Manna, The crucifixion of Saint Andrew and the Saint on the cross. The interior is adorned in the late baroque style with three naves divided by 20 columns.
    From the left hand nave a flight of stairs leads to the crypt. These stairs were built in 1203 for Cardinal Pietro Capuano, who on the 18th May 1208 brought Saint Andrew's remains to the cathedral from Constantinople following the Sack of of the city by the Crusaders.
    The Cathedral crypt contains a tomb that is said still holds a portion of the relics of the apostle. A golden reliquary which originally housed his skull and another one used for processions through Amalfi on holy days can also be seen.
    During Mass on these holy days, St Andrew's relics are said to exude a liquid called "St. Andrew's Manna". The faithful are anointed with the liquid, and many believe it to be miraculous.

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