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Amalfi lines both sides of the steep Valle dei Mulini - the site of some of Europe's first papermaking factories. Amalfi was also the centre of a maritime republic which flourished between 800 and 1100, and had 70,000 inhabitants in its prime.

Today it is the most well known resort in the Amalfi costiera area and although bustling with tourists its a must visit - notably for its beautiful Cathedral with its moorish facade.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:central location for touring costiera, cathedral
  • Cons:touristic busy town
  • In a nutshell:Great day visit
  • Last visit to Amalfi: Jun 2003
  • Intro Updated Jul 20, 2003
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  • icunme's Profile Photo
    Aug 4, 2009 at 1:32 AM

    Hope my first view replicates yours! It looks as if the path to the papermill might just be the favorite part of that adventure. Grazie for a lovely tour, Carol

  • Pawtuxet's Profile Photo
    Jun 7, 2007 at 6:45 AM

    Wish I had seen the paper museum. The landscapes and architecture are unbeatable. thanks for the review.

  • tpal's Profile Photo
    Feb 2, 2005 at 6:49 AM

    Great place for a second honeymoon :-) It is becoming clearer and clearer that our only option is to move to Italy. We've just got to see it all!!! Thanks again Sandy...Tom

  • TempNomad's Profile Photo
    Nov 12, 2004 at 1:25 PM

    I love your photos of the cloister and frescoes. This looks lovely!

  • Sandi-2004's Profile Photo
    Oct 26, 2004 at 11:37 AM

    I loved my visit to Italy and the Amalfi Coast. There is never enough time to see all that we want, it seems. I hope to return. It's a long flight from San Francisco, CA, but worth it.

  • Mar 6, 2004 at 3:17 PM

    I belive visiting the Amalfi coast has to be my next big travel achievement...you got a great page here!!!

  • nicoleken's Profile Photo
    Aug 15, 2003 at 3:34 AM

    wonderful page !

  • unravelau's Profile Photo
    Aug 1, 2003 at 3:25 AM

    Don' t you just love the stories about how places got their names.........Amalfi......another one. Great page Sandy beautifully illustrated and wonderfully described. Thank you.

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Jul 28, 2003 at 3:55 PM

    Great pictures, great info, great page and great its author :-)). One of a few places I always want to come back (but not with that all thousands of other tourists hehe)!

  • richiecdisc's Profile Photo
    Jul 23, 2003 at 10:04 AM

    Always thought of Italians more as lovemakers than papermakers...especially after seeing the "natural viagara" and that baroque fountain. ;>


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