The Duomo, Amalfi
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. Erected largely between the 9th and 13th centuries, the Duomo’s highlights are the bronze main doors, cast in 1066 and populated by tiny Romanesque figures. Inside is a crypt with the remains of St. Andrew the Apostle. Just to the left of the cathedral is the 13th-century Chiostro del Paradiso, a small church cloister with a lush little garden shaded by palm trees and surrounded by slender Saracen columns that create intricate patterns where the arches intersect. Make your way to the chapel off of the cloister to see colorful Gothic frescoes in the style of Giotto.