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Town of Amalfi
Art and Culture

The "Duomo" was built in the IX Century, when the Maritime Republic started to impose itself as a commercial power. It was completely restructured in 1230, in accordance with the Arab-Norman influence introduced by the conquerors. 

The current façade of the "Duomo", decorated with thin layers of gold, was rebuilt, together with the long and grandiose stairway, in 1891. It is adorned in impressive mosaic, rich in forms and vivid colours, representing Christ sitting on his throne among the Evangelists.

This masterpiece was created by Salviati of Venice from a draft produced by Domenico Morelli.


The "Duomo" has a superb Romanesque bell tower, completed in 1276, decorated in majolica mosaics, and restored in 1929. Adjacent to the Duomo is the enchanting "Chiostro del Paradiso", of Arab style and decorated with intertwining arches leaning on coupled columns, it dates back to 1266 and preserves within finds of the Roman and Medieval eras. It is said to be the most beautiful part of the Duomo, hence its name (Cloister of Paradise).

The magnificent Crypt that preserves the remains of Saint Andrew, patron saint of Amalfi, is also incredibly important. It was built in the XIII century to receive the remains of the saint brought from the East during the Fourth Crusade.

Out of the 16 paper mills active at the end of the XVIII century, to this day, only about ten of them are still producing hand-made paper of the very best quality.

 

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Unione            Europea

Regione            Campania

Turismo regione Campania

Provincia di Salerno

Camera            di Commercio di Salerno

Ente            Provinciale del Turismo di Salerno

 
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