Amalfi – An Exotic Seaside Town

Amalfi is a small Italian town located in the popular province of Salerno. Situated at the foothills of Monte Cerreto, the seaside town offers an amazing sight of coastal scenery. There are tall cliffs, grottos, and sparkling bays that can leave you spellbound. We had an extended holiday in Amalfi and still couldn’t get enough of it. It is certainly a place in Italy I would like to revisit next year. Here are a few places in Amalfi that can definitely impress you:

  • Duomo Di Sant’Andrea

Also known as the Amalfi Cathedral, the Duomo di Sant’Andrea is one of the oldest monuments in the town. The medieval cathedral was originally built in the 10th century. The cathedral was rebuilt and renovated several times but still, the place preserves all the essentials of its beautiful Rococo architecture. There are many antique relics to observe and also a beautiful crypt to explore. The entry fee was €3 and we spent several hours within the cathedral.

  • Museo Della Carta

Museo Della Carta or the Museum Of Paper is definitely worth a visit if you are staying in the city for a weekend. The description of the museum may not impress you but the place, in reality, is quite interesting. The museum has a medieval paper-making factory that displays all the antique equipment used for making paper out of discarded clothes. The brilliant technology of the olden times would definitely amaze you. There is also a small gift shop that sells beautiful collectibles.

  • Valle Delle Ferriere

Valle Delle Ferriere or the Valley of Mills is one of the most beautiful destinations in Amalfi. The place houses old paper mills that are preserved till today. There is a hiking trail surrounded by lush green foliage that takes you to some amazing waterfalls flanked with great riverside views. The place is a must-visit location if you enjoy natural wonders.

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