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  Amalfi's Duomo
by deecat
 
 

Amalfi certainly lives up to its name. It has everything: Religious Monuments, Beautiful Natural Environment, Interesting History, and Perfect Climate.

The duomo is, indeed, its principal landmark.
And that staircase that leads up to the church is really something. We saw a wedding party having their photos taken on that amazing staircase with the imposing Duomo behind.

When you read the history of Amalfi, you know that its existence is due to its resistance to invasions from the Goths and the Lords of Salerno.

I think that Amalfi has the busiest waterfront, and its main street, via Genova climbs from piazza Duomo to the heights of the town.

Tourism is more evident in Amalfi, but I loved the tiny staircases, all the flowering baconies, and the whitewashed houses and courtyards.

There is a paper factory above the town with a smal museum. The paper from this factory is beautiful and world famous.

The photo is of the duomo or cathedral of Amalfi. It's really a complex with two basilicas that are united by an atrium. The facade is colorful with interlaced, curved archivolts & ogival window openings. It's the perfect setting for the many festivities and religious processions that occur here.

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  • Updated Apr 30, 2005
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