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The fabulous world of Amalfi

The charming coastal town not only keeps a lot of historical, artistic and natural beauties undamaged, but every year it houses also an interesting series of events which draw the attention of tourists coming from al lover the world. After conquering an important role in history, thanks to its condition of Maritime Republic situated at the centre of the most important trade traffics in the Mediterranean, Amalfi – besides so many natural beauties- keeps, still today, an immense heritage of enchanting monumental resources. First of all, the suggestive Cathedral (whose construction was begun in the 9th century). Superb in its aspect and unique in its architecture, the holy building is rich in artistic beauties and – thanks to the institution of a proper museum – it keeps treasures which can be considered such not only under the saleable or religious point of view, but also under many others. The presence of the Valle dei Mulini, that of ancient buildings such as the Tower of Ziro, that of the Museum of Paper (since the Middle Ages, paper has been processed in a craftsmanlike way exactly in Amalfi) and of the monument dedicated to Flavio Gioia from Amalfi, the inventor of the compass, represent only some of the further reasons of attraction this fantastic reality has, starting from the beauty of the sea from which the local inhabitants have drawn vital resources for the development of the local economy. Among the plants grown hardly along the rocky terraces, instead, we can still appreciate the presence of lemon trees and of other species of citrus trees. To all this we can add a joyful atmosphere, made always topical by some events attracting the attention of tourists coming from all over the world. In this field, for example, a distinguished place is due to the historical Regatta of the old Maritime Republics (which occurs in Summer). On this occasion, Amalfi and the towns of the whole Coast house a historical procession, shows, concerts, wine-gastronomical meetings, literary dates, guided visits and so much more. The same occurs to coincide with the celebrations of the so-called “Byzantine New Year’s Day” which draws its origins from the time when the charming coastal town was the “capital” of its own Dukedom (though dependent on Costantinopole). This kermis usually animates the town between the end of August and the beginning of September, because coinciding right with the Byzantine New Year’s Day (which, at the end of the 9th century, was fixed for the date of September 1st ). Also in this case, many are the shows organized to celebrate the event: medieval games, a “Palio” also characterized by ancient games of water and earth, swimming races and parades in time dresses. Considered among the most longed-for towns of the International Grand Tour, Amalfi is nowadays one of the destinations among the most admired ones by tourists from all over the world.

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