Tuesday, June 25, 2013


Spent a day visiting Amalfi and then Ravello. Amalfi very bustling and tourist-laden, and not nearly as charming as Positano, so we were glad we hadn’t decided to stay there.

Amalfi’s duomo is a lovely 9th century church with a stunning 19th century facade. According to Wikipedia, the doors were cast in Constantinople before 1066, and signed by Simeon of Syria; they are the earliest in Italy of post-Roman manufacture.

The cloister surrounds a small formal garden and contains old sarcophagi and other bits and bobs.

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