The Cloister is the first area you come across on the visit to the Cathedral. It was the cemetery for Amalfi noblemen. It consists of arches supported by 120 columns which are Moorish in style set around a central garden. There are several sarcophagi along the left hand side and some old pulpits. From the centre of the far north side you can see the Bell Tower rising upwards and then at the far end of the north side there are some small chapels with ancient frescos.
This together with the rest of the visit around the Basilica of the Crucifix where some artefacts are displayed, the Crypt and the Cathedral itself makes for a really interesting distraction away from the hustle and bustle of Amalfi.