Guide to the town of Amalfi including a brief history, original photos and useful visitor information.
Amalfi in many ways is the most important town along the coast that bears its name. Apart from being a busy seaside resort, Amalfi has a fascinating and at time glorious history as it was once a powerful republic with a population of around 70,000 during the Byzantine period.
These days most visitors are drawn by its attractive seafront and main thoroughfare with its array of shops and restaurants. Without a doubt, the highlight of the town is its stunning cathedral.
Dedicated to Saint Andrew, the cathedral is known locally simply as "Il Duomo" (as are most cathedrals in Italy in fact). The Duomo dominates the small town centre with its steps leading up to the beautiful, striped facade with its iconic arches.
Put simply, Amalfi is a must for any visitor to the Amalfi Coast.