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Amalfi, the capital of Amalfi Coast

Legend has it that the foundation of Amalfi was a tribute love that Hercules, son of Zeus, wanted to devote to his beloved. The girl that burned in the heart of Hercules, called Amalfi and his eyes were the color of the sea. Perhaps this is only legend, but the real story of Amalfi is so old that its origins must be sought at the time of the struggle of the Romans against the barbarians.

The particular location of the city, made of sea, the main source of income of Amalfi, which allow you to make important trade relations with Byzantium and Egypt. Amalfi (5500 inhabitants in 2005) is a small town in the province of Salerno, which gives its name to the Amalfi coast on which it stands and that has always influenced the history and culture. Since 1997 is a site UNESCO World Heritage Site.

In addition to beautiful scenery and natural, Amalfi offers visitors a number of important monuments and places of interest, such as the magnificent Duomo or the Paper Museum. Of course, Amalfi is also remembered for his lemon, “Sfusato Amalfi”, whose gardens covering the entire Amalfi coast. From these large and very fragrant lemons you make the famous Limoncello liqueur, traditional and all the Amalfi coast whose paternity has always fought to nearby Capri and Sorrento.