Sunday, April 22, 2007

Amalfi by the Sea

Amalfi is one of a handfull of small cities along the Amalfitano Coastline. The city is situated at the base of Monte Cerrato, creating steep cliffs which dive into turquoise waters. Historically, Amalfi was a Mediterranean trading power. Starting off trading salt, grain, slaves, and timber, it rose to power around the first millenium CE. During the Medieval era, the architecture of cathedrals and bell towers dotted the city. Nowadays, Amalfi is primarily a resort town, with lavish hotels and restaurants offering Limoncello.
Greg Scarmo

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