Italy Amalfi Coast 

A Guide to Amalfi

Named after the nymph in the ancient legend this town was supposedly built in the most beautiful place in the world. The myth tells how Hercules fell in love with the nymph Amalfi, however their love was tragically ended by her death. This became her burial spot and later grew into the city that we see today with its uniquely colored waters. Its popularity has continued when it was an ancient maritime Republic and now as a tourist attraction.

The towns most important craft is paper making, dating back to the eighteenth century, and you can explore this fascinating process in the Paper Museum. The other cultural attractions of Amalfi include the Church of St Antonio, the Convent of St Francesco, the Chapel of St. Giuseppe del Castrista and Amalfi Cathedral.

The town’s festivities are numerous and include the Festa of St. Giuseppe, the Festa of St.Antonio, the historic sailing regatta contested by the four maritime republics, the lemon fair, St.Andrea patron saint of Amalfi, the Grotta dello Smeraldo, an underwater procession held at Christmas, and the traditional Via Crucis.
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