Attractions

  • The Duomo
You'll surely walk through this piazza which is such a significant piece of Amalfi history. The cathedral atop the steps was built in the 11th century. Saint Andrea is, according to locals, buried inside the crypt of the cathedral which is named after him. Not only a piece of history, the cathedral is also an interesting architectural attraction. The cathedral has been rebuilt a few times but it is mostly of the Baroque style, although its bell tower is Romanesque . It has a striking black and white exterior and some beautiful mosaics.
  • The Eerie Emerald Grotto
In italian this grotto is called la Grotta di Smeraldo and is known for its fantastic light effects and the stalactites and stalagmites inside it. Definitely don't miss this natural wonder when you are in Amalfi. It's relatively easy to get to by bus - the SITA departs every hour from Amalfi. You have to take a boat to the actual grotto as parts of it are underwater. The grotto is open to visitors from 9am to 4pm.

Museums

This museum is located on 24 Via delle Cartiere and is a fun, off-the-beaten-path attraction to explore while in Amalfi. Amalfi is supposedly the place that first introduced paper to the region so the museum charts this history and has plenty of historical presses and old manuscripts. The museum is open from 10am to 6:30pm daily and admission costs about $5. Times might be different in the off-season. Make sure to check ahead of time.

  • Arsenale della Republica
This is a maritime museum and archeological site that is on the corner of Via Camera.
  • Municipal Museum of Amalfi
This history museum is on Piazza Municipo in the town hall and holds the "Tavole Amalfitane" - the medival maritime code that was used for centuries in the region. You can call 089/871066 for more information.