Most likely it was founded by the Romans in the 4th century. And from the very beginning of its existence that had an economy that was based mainly on the resources of the sea, because rocky soil didn’t offer many things.
Probably this is reason why Amalfi became a very important maritime commercial Town and the first Sea Republic of Italy.
After several dictatorships suffered by the small town, by the Byzantines, then by the Saracens, in 839 it was declared “independent Duchy of Amalfi”, they had the opportunity , to decree their legislature, its own laws, and, most important, to be able to coin its own currency, it called the TARI .

The next two centuries, Amalfi became industrious and prosperous city, that dominated most of the Mediterranean sea, in the marketing of fine fabrics, spices and ivory in the manufacture of these products. Thanks to the local craftsmen, all the objects, became valuable with their art and mastery, and appreciated by almost the villages around, closer and far. Being the first and most powerful Marine Republic of Italy, was equipped with an imposing naval fleet, and this is the reason why was necessary to the existence of a shipyard, other industry supporting the city. Unfortunately, the desire for power and wealth of artisans and shopkeepers, gave rise to conflicts , against each other, causing confusion and discontent in the population, giving way to Robert Guiscard, the Norman duke powerful and smart, to take advantage and become the bad ruling.

Since that moment Amalfi became a battleground where enemies of Guiscard attempted to defeat him. These events and natural disasters, caused the exodus of all the rich families to Naples, and many others people to America. At the beginning of 19th century, the city comes from the dark period to become Amalfi that the whole world knows. Artists such as Erik Ibsen (A DOLL HOUSE) and many others have found in Amalfi, the place where stimulated their own inspiration, to create works.

The work of no less importance was the realization of the main road that connects Amalfi to the two big cities of Naples and Salerno. Road designed by Joseph Bonaparte, made by Joachim Murat and Ferdinand II of Bourbon. The natural beauty of the place and the splendor of the works of art such as the Cathedral of S. Andrea, which dominates the main square of the village, are the elements that will make you live a moment rich in culture.

Pompeii - Sorrento - Positano

  • Pompeii - Sorrento - Positano
  • Pompeii - Sorrento - Positano
  • Pompeii - Sorrento - Positano

Where the antiquity meets the beauty of nature. This tour gives you the opportunity to visit three of the most representative and more charming sites of our region. Walking ar..

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Sorrento - Positano - Amalfi

  • Sorrento - Positano - Amalfi
  • Sorrento - Positano - Amalfi
  • Sorrento - Positano - Amalfi

What a beautiful tour driving along the cost line of Sorrento and then admire the coast of Amalfi from the beginning, Positano to the end, the village of Amalfi. This is the t..

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Positano - Amalfi coast - Ravello

  • Positano - Amalfi coast - Ravello
  • Positano - Amalfi coast - Ravello
  • Positano - Amalfi coast - Ravello

Here you have the possibility to drive all along the gorgeous Amalfi coast. With this tour you have the opportunity to discover small details of the Amalfi Coast. The glamour ..

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Pompeii - Positano - Amalfi

  • Pompeii - Positano - Amalfi
  • Pompeii - Positano - Amalfi
  • Pompeii - Positano - Amalfi

An incredible excursion history (Pompeii) glamour and picturesque (Positano) and breathtaking beauty of nature (Amalfi). Visit the archaeological wonders of Pompeii, with the ..

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Pompeii - Amalfi coast - Ravello

  • Pompeii - Amalfi coast - Ravello
  • Pompeii - Amalfi coast - Ravello
  • Pompeii - Amalfi coast - Ravello

Visit the archaeological wonder of Pompeii with the beauty of the southern side of the coast line. The tour prefer the historical aspect and the art of the main sites of our ..

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Herculaneum - Sorrento - Positano

  • Herculaneum - Sorrento - Positano
  • Herculaneum - Sorrento - Positano
  • Herculaneum - Sorrento - Positano

Where the antiquity meets the beauty of nature. This tour gives you the opportunity to visit three of the most representative and more charming sites of our region. Herculaneu..

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Transfer service to Amalfi coast

  • Transfer service to Amalfi coast
  • Transfer service to Amalfi coast
  • Transfer service to Amalfi coast

Door to door transfer to Amalfi Coast hotels from your arrival place hotel or place of stay with expert ..

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Path of the gods - hiking tour

  • Path of the gods - hiking tour
  • Path of the gods - hiking tour
  • Path of the gods - hiking tour

Discover the most evocative trial above the stunning coastline of amalfi through wild and lush vegetation into which coltivation (vineyard, terraced olives, citrus and lemon g..

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The Fjord of Furore

  • The Fjord of Furore
  • The Fjord of Furore
  • The Fjord of Furore

The Amalfi Coast never ceases to amaze, enchant and let its visitors breathless: where one can admire a typically Nordic and Scandinavian element in a genuinely Mediterranean ..

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The emerald grotto

  • The emerald grotto
  • The emerald grotto
  • The emerald grotto

In 1932, in the eyes of the fisherman Luigi Buonocore, appears a pure spectacle of nature, which until then had been described only in the poems of poets and grandmothers, ope..

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Gastronomic Amalfi Coast tour

  • Gastronomic Amalfi Coast tour
  • Gastronomic Amalfi Coast tour
  • Gastronomic Amalfi Coast tour

No one can ever claim to have lived (and not just visited) a place if you have not been pampered by its culinary tradition: you know, in fact, that cooking is the soul of a re..

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