Amalfi

Amalfi Travel Guide

One of the Amalfi Coast’s few major “sights” in the traditional sense is the Cathedral of Sant’Andrea and its majolica-tiled bell tower, rising majestically from the top of a daunting staircase that sprouts from the main piazza.

Eight centuries ago, Amalfi was home to the world’s best papermaking craftsmen, and the trade is slowly being revived in the shops along Valle dei Mulini at the top end of town.

The Amatruda family has been sifting pulp in Amalfi since at least 1483, and theirs is one of the few remaining outfits in town still hand-making the paper that made Amalfi famous in the late Middle Ages.