History Attractions in Amalfi



While Amalfi's beaches are one of its most tempting features, this little town packs a historical punch that many visitors miss. Climb the grand staircase of the Duomo of Amalfi and visit the Cloister of Paradise where the noble families of Amalfi were buried in the Middle Ages. Don't miss the excellent Duomo Museum filled with artistic and religious treasures that tell the story of Amalfi's important past. Also inside the church, visit the crypt of Sant' Andrea Apostolo, Amalfi's patron saint and protector.

The Museo della Carta (Paper Museum) is a small museum located in the ruins of a paper mill located near the top of Amalfi. Learn about Amalfi's fascinating history as an important papermaking center in Europe on the guided tours at this fun and interesting museum. Continue your exploration of Amalfi's past by hiking up into the Valle dei Mulini (Valley of the Mills) where you can see the ruins of the town's once prosperous paper mills.

For Medieval history fans, visit the Museo Civico where you can see important documents dating back to the Republic of Amalfi in the Middle Ages, including the Tabula Amalphitana (Amalfi Tables), which established a maritime code that was used throughout the Mediterranean until 1570. Next, go and peek inside the Arsenale, where Amalfi's trading ships were built in the Middle Ages.

Once of the best things to do to experience Amalfi's historical presence is to explore the labyrinth of tiny streets, staircases and covered walkways. Stop in some of the charming piazzas, like the Piazza dello Spirito Santo or Piazza dei Dogi, for a drink or an outdoor meal surrounded by the historical ambiance of this seaside town.

Duomo (Cathedral of Sant' Andrea)

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Piazza Duomo
Piazza del Duomo

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Museo della Carta (Paper Museum)

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Palazzo Pagliara

Learn about Amalfi's important papermaking tradtion... read more

Museo Civico (Civic Museum)

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Piazza Municipio
Piazza Municipio

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Arsenale Marinaro

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Via Matteo Camera
Via Matteo Camera, off Piazza Flavio Gioia

Where Amalfi's ships were made in the Middle Ages...
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Supportico Rua

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Supportico Rua

Medieval covered street in Amalfi... read more

Valle dei Mulini

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Via Paradiso

Scenic hike into the mountain valley above Amalfi...
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Piazza Duomo

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Piazza Duomo

Enjoy people watching in the center of Amalfi...
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Church of Sant' Antonio

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Via Comunale Torricella

Beautiful church dedicated to St. Anthony of Padua... read more

Piazza Flavio Gioia

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Piazza Flavio Gioia

Amalfi's waterfront piazza dedicated to Flavio Gioia... read more

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Piazza dello Spirito Santo

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Piazza dello Spirito Santo

Pretty piazza in the historic center of Amalfi...
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