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Italy in Photos

Photos of Italy taken on Walks in the Cities Towns & Villages of Italia

Welcome to Italy in Photos, where we invite you to explore the beauty of Amalfi, a captivating town in the region of Campania. Amalfi is a beautiful town in the region of Campania, Italy, on the Gulf of Salerno. It is famous for its stunning scenery, historical monuments, and cultural heritage. It was once a powerful maritime republic that traded with the Byzantine Empire and the Arab world. Today, it is a popular tourist destination and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here are some of the highlights of Amalfi: – The Cattedrale di Sant’Andrea, is a magnificent example of Romanesque, Byzantine, Gothic, and Baroque architecture. It was built in the 9th century and houses the relics of Saint Andrew, the patron saint of Amalfi. – The Chiostro del Paradiso, or Cloister of Paradise, is a beautiful Moorish-style courtyard next to the cathedral. It was built in the 13th century and contains the tombs of some of the most prominent citizens of Amalfi. – The Museo della Carta, or Paper Museum, is in a 13th-century paper mill that is considered the oldest in Europe. It showcases the history and techniques of paper making in Amalfi, which was one of the first places to produce paper in Europe. – The Amalfi Coast is a stretch of coastline that runs from Sorrento to Salerno and includes Amalfi and other picturesque towns such as Positano, Praiano, Furore, and Maiori. It is renowned for its natural beauty, steep cliffs, colourful houses, and lemon groves. It is also a great place to enjoy hiking, boating, swimming, and sunbathing. Amalfi is a town that will enchant you with its charm, history, and culture. It is a perfect destination for anyone who loves art, nature, and romance.

Via Pantaleone Comite is a street in Amalfi, Italy, that runs along the seafront and offers a scenic view of the Amalfi Coast. It is also home to some of the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions in the town. The street is named after Pantaleone Comite, a nobleman and historian who lived in Amalfi in the 12th century. He wrote a chronicle of the history of Amalfi and its maritime republic, which is one of the main sources for the medieval history of the region. One of the most prominent buildings on Via Pantaleone Comite is the Hotel Marina Riviera, a four-star hotel that was once a noble residence. The hotel has a panoramic terrace, a heated pool, and elegant rooms with sea views. (Photos 1-2-3-4-5-6-7) – Piazza Municipio is a square in Amalfi, Italy, that is located near the sea and the port. It is also the main administrative center of the town, where the town hall and other offices are situated. The square was originally called Piazza del Doge, after the doge, or duke, of Amalfi, who ruled the town as an independent maritime republic from the 9th to the 12th centuries. The square was renamed Piazza Municipio in 1860, when Amalfi became part of the Kingdom of Italy. The most prominent building on the square is the Palazzo Municipale, or town hall, which dates back to the 13th century. It has a Gothic facade with a large arched portal and a balcony. The interior houses a museum of civic history and culture, where you can see paintings, sculptures, documents, and relics related to Amalfi’s past. The square is also a lively place where you can enjoy the local atmosphere and culture. You can find cafes, restaurants, shops, and markets around the square, where you can taste the typical products of Amalfi. You can also watch various events and festivals that take place on the square throughout the year, such as concerts, parades, and fireworks. (Photos 8-9)

Corso delle Repubbliche Marinare is a street in Amalfi, Italy, that runs along the seafront and offers a scenic view of the Amalfi Coast. It is also a historical and cultural center of the town, where you can find many attractions and amenities. The street is named after the maritime republics, which were four independent city-states that dominated the Mediterranean trade and culture from the 9th to the 12th centuries. They were Amalfi, Genoa, Pisa, and Venice. Amalfi was the first and most powerful of them, until it was conquered by the Normans in 1131. (Photos 10-11-12-13-15) – Chiesa di San Benedetto, or Church of Saint Benedict. The church is located near the port and the town hall, in the heart of Amalfi. It has a simple facade with a single portal and a bell tower. The interior has a nave and two aisles, decorated with paintings and statues of saints. The church is dedicated to Saint Benedict, the founder of the Benedictine order and one of the patron saints of Europe. He was born in Norcia, Italy, in the 5th century and lived as a hermit in Subiaco before establishing his first monastery in Monte Cassino. The church was built in the 18th century on the site of an older church that dated back to the 10th century. The older church was part of a Benedictine monastery that was founded by Amalfi’s first doge, or duke, Mastalo . The monastery was later suppressed by the French in 1806 and its buildings were demolished. The church hosts various events and celebrations throughout the year, such as concerts, exhibitions, and religious ceremonies. One of the most important events is the feast of Saint Benedict, which takes place on July 11. On this day, the statue of the saint is carried in procession through the streets of Amalfi. (Photo 14)

Piazza Flavio Gioia is a small square in Amalfi, Italy, that is located near the sea and the port. It is named after Flavio Gioia, a navigator and inventor who is credited with the invention of the magnetic compass. The square has a grassy area with a fountain and a statue of Flavio Gioia, which was erected in 1863. The statue depicts him holding a compass in his hand and looking at the horizon. The base of the statue has four reliefs that represent the four maritime republics of Amalfi, Genoa, Pisa, and Venice. The square is also a hub of transportation and communication between the small towns that overlook the Amalfi Coast. From the square, you can take buses, ferries, or taxis to reach other destinations along the coast, such as Positano, Ravello, or Atrani. The square is surrounded by some of the best hotels, restaurants, and shops in Amalfi. You can find a variety of accommodation options, from luxury to budget, as well as local cuisine, souvenirs, and crafts. (Photos 15-16-17) – Molo Darsena di Amalfi is a pier in Amalfi, that is located in the center of the town, near the sea and the port. It is a meeting point for various boat tours and excursions that explore the Amalfi Coast and its attractions. The pier is right in front of Piazza Flavio Gioia. From the pier, you can choose from different boat tours and excursions that suit your preferences and budget. You can enjoy a private boat tour along the Amalfi Coast or Capri, a small-group sailing tour with aperitif, a sunset cruise from Positano or Amalfi, or a snorkeling tour in small group. You can also rent a boat without a license and explore the coast at your own pace. (Photos  18-19-20)

Via Lungomare dei Cavalieri is a street in Amalfi, Italy, that runs along the seafront and offers a scenic view of the Amalfi Coast. It is also a place where you can find some of the best hotels, restaurants, and boat tours in the town. The street is named after the Knights of Jerusalem, who were members of a military order that fought in the Crusades and defended the Holy Land. The knights had a strong connection with Amalfi, as they used to sail from the port of Amalfi to reach the Middle East. (Photos 21-22-23-24) -Piazza Duomo Amalfi Italy is a small but beautiful square in the town of Amalfi, located on the Amalfi Coast in the Campania region of southern Italy. The square is the heart of the town and the site of the magnificent Amalfi Cathedral, which is dedicated to Saint Andrew the Apostle. The square has a long and rich history that dates back to the Middle Ages, when Amalfi was one of the four maritime republics that dominated the Mediterranean trade and culture. The square was the center of civic and religious life, hosting important events and ceremonies. The Amalfi Cathedral is the main attraction of the square and one of the most impressive religious buildings in southern Italy. (Photos -25-26-27-28-29) – Via Lorenzo D’Amalfi is a street in Amalfi which runs from Piazza Duomo to Via Pietro Capuano. (Photos 30-32) – Via Fra Gerardo Sasso is a street in Amalfi which runs from Via Lorenzo D’Amalfi to Piazza dei Dogi. (Photo 31)

The Duomo di Amalfi, or the Amalfi Cathedral, is a magnificent religious building that stands on the Supportico Sant’Andrea, a flight of stairs that leads to the Piazza Duomo in Amalfi, Italy. The cathedral is dedicated to Saint Andrew the Apostle, who is the patron saint of Amalfi. Here are some details of the Duomo di Amalfi and the Supportico Sant’Andrea that you might find interesting: The cathedral was built in the 9th and 10th centuries and has been modified and decorated several times, resulting in a mix of styles, such as Romanesque, Byzantine, Gothic, and Baroque. The cathedral has a striking facade with intricate mosaics and bronze doors, a bell tower with a crown of marble and majolica tiles, and a cloister with elegant columns and gardens. It also houses the relics of Saint Andrew, who is the patron saint of Amalfi. His remains were brought from Constantinople in 1206 by Cardinal Peter of Capua during the Fourth Crusade. The relics are kept in a crypt under the altar, where it is said that manna, a miraculous substance, flows from his bones. The Supportico Sant’Andrea is a flight of 62 steps that connects the Piazza Duomo with the lower part of the town. It was built in the 13th century and has a symbolic meaning for the people of Amalfi. It represents the ascent to heaven and the devotion to Saint Andrew. The steps are decorated with flowers and lanterns during special occasions, such as Easter and Christmas. The Supportico Sant’Andrea is also a place where you can enjoy the view of the town and the sea. You can see the colorful houses, the boats, and the cliffs that make up the Amalfi Coast. You can also find some shops and cafes along the way, where you can buy souvenirs or refreshments. (Photos 49 to 72)

Via Pietro Capuano is a street in Amalfi, Italy, that runs perpendicular to the seafront and connects the Piazza Duomo with the lower part of the town. It is also a place where you can find some of the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions in the town. The street is named after Pietro Capuano, a cardinal and archbishop of Amalfi who lived in the 13th century. He was one of the leaders of the Sixth Crusade and negotiated the Treaty of Jaffa with the Sultan of Egypt, which granted Christian access to Jerusalem and other holy sites. One of the most prominent hotels on the street is the Hotel Antica Repubblica, a three-star hotel that was once a noble residence. The hotel has a terrace, a jacuzzi, and cozy rooms with sea views. It is also close to the main square and the Amalfi Cathedral. Another notable restaurant on the street is Da Gemma, a family-run restaurant that serves traditional and creative dishes made with local ingredients. The restaurant has a friendly atmosphere and a stunning view of the sea and the mountains. If you are looking for a cultural and historical attraction on the street, you might want to check out the Museo della Carta, or Paper Museum, which is located in an old paper mill. The museum showcases the history and techniques of paper making in Amalfi, which dates back to the 12th century. You can also see the original machinery and tools used to produce paper. (Photos 33-34-35-36-37-38-39)

Piazza della Spirito Santo is a small square in the historic center of Amalfi, a town on the Amalfi Coast in Italy. The square is named after the Church of the Holy Spirit, which dates back to the 13th century and has a Romanesque bell tower. The square is surrounded by restaurants and shops, and is a nice spot for enjoying an outdoor meal or browsing local products. (Photos 40-41) – Via Cardinal Marino del Giudice is a street in Amalfi which runs from Via Pietro Capuano to Via delle Cartiere. – (Photos 42-43) – Via delle Cartiere is a street in Amalfi, a town on the Amalfi Coast in Italy. The street is named after the paper mills (cartiere) that were once located there and produced the famous Amalfi paper. The street runs along the Canneto river and is lined with shops, restaurants, and hotels. (Photos 44-45-46-47-48)

Amalfi cuisine;- is a type of Mediterranean cuisine that reflects the history, culture, and geography of the Amalfi Coast in southern Italy. Amalfi cuisine is characterized by the use of fresh and local ingredients, such as seafood, lemons, tomatoes, herbs, cheese, and pasta. Here are some of the special dishes of Amalfi cuisine that you might want to try: – Scialatielli ai frutti di mare:- A dish of homemade pasta with a variety of seafood, such as clams, mussels, shrimp, and squid. The pasta is cooked in a sauce made with garlic, parsley, olive oil, and white wine. – Spaghetti alla Nerano:- A dish of spaghetti with zucchini and cheese. The zucchini are fried in olive oil and then blended with cheese, such as provolone or caciocavallo. The spaghetti are tossed with the zucchini sauce and topped with basil leaves. – Delizia al limone:- A dessert made with sponge cake, lemon cream, and lemon syrup. The sponge cake is soaked in the lemon syrup and then filled and covered with the lemon cream. The dessert is decorated with whipped cream and candied lemon peel.

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Photo Gallery of Walk 1 – Via Pantaleone Comite to Via Lungomare dei Cavalieri
Approximately 1.16 km – 0.72 miles

The walk starts in – Via Pantaleone Comite – Piazza Municipio – Corso delle Repubbliche Marinare -MChiesa Corso delle Repubbliche Marinare – Corso delle Repubbliche Marinare – Piazza Flavio Gioia – Molo Darsena di Amalfi – Via Lungomare dei Cavalieri

Photo Gallery of Walk 2 – Piazza Duomo to Via delle Cartiere
Approximately 0.97 km – 0.60 miles

The walk starts in – Piazza Duomo – Fontana di Sant’Andrea, Piazza Duomo – Piazza Duomo – Via Lorenzo D’Amalfi – Salita Fra’ Gerardo Sasso – Via Lorenzo D’Amalfi – Via Pietro Capuano – Piazza della Spirito Santo – Via Cardinale Marino del Giudice – Via delle Cartiere

Photo Gallery of  Cathedral