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Alamfi, Italy

From Salerno you can take ferry or bus to travel around Alamfi coast. We went for the ferry. It was the best decision. The view was spectacular, so I highly recommend it.

Today’s Alamfi is a beautiful small town on the Alamfi coast, but super touristy, cafes, souvenirs shops, Gelato shops, restaurants and more and more shops. However, in the history, it has been a place with super maritime power. Its history can be traced back to 6th century. At some point, it had a population of more than 70,000. Unfortunately, a tsunami destroyed a big part of the city, and it has never been the same again.

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Amalfi cathedral is located at the heart of Amalfi. It’s a Roman Catholic cathedral that is dedicated to Saint Andrew. The present cathedral was built in 13th century alongside the old one which was built in the 9th century.

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Saint Andrew is the patron saint of Amalfi. His relics are kept in the cathedral crypt. The crypt is decorated with frescoes and sculptures. There is a bronze statue of St Andrew was sculpted by Michelangelo’s student.

The stairs from the crypt lead to the beautiful cathedral. I found one thing about Italy. Wherever you go, you will always find a beautiful cathedral. Sometimes, you think you have seen the most beautifully or lavishly decorated church or cathedral. However, the next one will surprise you and take your breath away. I don’t think I will never get tired of visiting and admiring these rich decorated cathedral in Italy.

Apart from the cathedral, the town is really small. 30-minutes is enough for us to walk up and down and explore a little bit. We tried the famous lemon liquor (not my cup of tea, though). At last, we just sat on a bench on the sea-side, enjoyed a Gelato and waited for our ferry. It was a perfect day!

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