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EXCURSIONS IN AMALFI TO BOOK:


from AMALFI COAST
AC01. Positano/Amalfi/Ravello Full day
AC03. Positano/Amalfi/Vietri sul Mare Full day
AC04. Sorrento/Positano/Amalfi Full day
AC06. Sorrento/Amalfi/Ravello Full day
AC07. Amalfi/Ravello/Vietri sul Mare Full day
AC08. Amalfi/Paestum Full day
AC17. Positano/Amalfi 1/2 day
AC19. Ravello/Amalfi 1/2 day

from SORRENTINE PENINSULA
SP01. Positano/Amalfi/Ravello Full day
SP03. Positano/Amalfi/Vietri sul Mare Full day
SP04. Positano/Amalfi Full day
SP06. Amalfi/Ravello Full day
SP07. Amalfi/Ravello/Vietri sul Mare Full day
SP08. Amalfi/Paestum Full day
SP14. Amalfi 1/2 day

from NAPLES City or Harbor
NA01. Amalfi Coast in Full Full day
NA02. Positano/Amalfi/Pompeii Full day


Amalfi

Amalfi nestles in the ravine of the "Valle dei Mulini". Its churches, towers and arcade houses, grouped together with attractive irregularity, rise above a small harbour and are backed by precipices of wild magnificence. At its peak in the 11th century, Amalfi was a supreme naval power, a bitter enemy of the northern maritime republics, Venice, Pisa and Genoa and had a population of 70.000. Its navigation tables, the " Tavole Amalfitane" , formed the world's first maritime code and governed all shipping in the Mediterranean for centuries.

Amalfi was founded in the 9 th century and soon came under the rule of a doge . As a consequence of its connections with the Orient, the city claims to have introduced to Italy such modern wonders as paper, coffee and carpets.

This small town still bears many reminders of its seafaring and trading heyday and is now one of Italy's most famous seaside spots.

Things to see
Cathedral Sant'Andrea - an imposing sight at the top of a sweeping flight of stairs, dating from the early in the 10 th century. The bronze doors of the church came from Constantinople and date from 1066.

Chiostro del Paradiso (Cloister of Paradise) - next door to the Cathedral, built in the 13th century in Arabic style to house the tombs of the noted citizens. It now hosts a Museum. Open from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.. Entrance 1,00

Museo Civico - in the town hall building. You may see the "Tavole Amalfitane" and other historical documents. Open Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m..

Paper Museum - Located in "Valle dei Mulini" in a 13th century paper mill. Opens daily except Monday and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Grotta dello Smeraldo - located about 4 km (2,5 miles) from the hotel along the coast towards Positano . This natural grotto at sea level, is called " Smeraldo" for the emerald colour of the water. The emerald light also plays on the mineral formations in the cave. Stalactites have dripped down to join stalagmites in columns that reach a height of 10 mts. Known also for the submerged Crib made in ceramics of Vietri. You may reach the grotto by bus, by car or by private boat from the hotel pier.

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