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“Peace & Tranquility”

Chiostro del Paradiso
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Private Day Trip from Rome to Amalfi Coast and Ruins of Pompeii
Ranked #5 of 45 things to do in Amalfi
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Retford, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
159 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Peace & Tranquility”
Reviewed May 29, 2013

Walking into the cloisters with it's Mediterranean garden at it's centre, exuded a peace and tranquillity rarely found in an area of such activity as Amalfi. the frescoes from the middle ages and the early Roman & Greek remains told the story of the history of Amalfi. I would recommend that everyone should have 5 minutes of the peace of this place.

Visited May 2013
1 Thank Brian W
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Singapore, Singapore
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“too small and nothing special”
Reviewed November 25, 2012

I felt the fee to enter is donation to the Duomo. Unless you are interested in the historical architect or something, it may be worth, but otherwise, I could not find any special here for pay.

Visited November 2012
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“A lovely experience”
Reviewed November 10, 2012

I had no idea that this wonderful place existed in Amalfi's cathedral. We walked down the marble steps and into a beautiful sanctuary. I sat quietly for several minutes and just took in the elegance and glory of this amazing place. In all of Italy, it was one of my favorite spots. The artwork is amazing and the statues are superbe. There were very few people, which made the visit even more pleasant. The history of this place is rich with intrigue and mystery. We are going back to Amalfi next year and I will be visiting this magical place again.

Visited October 2012
4 Thank jaelhakim
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Dublin, Ireland
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Worth seeing”
Reviewed June 20, 2012

A lot of reviewers highly recommend this. The cloister is lovely, calm and peaceful. Interesting place to see.

Visited May 2012
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129 reviews
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“Ancient, peaceful, beautiful, fascinating”
Reviewed April 24, 2012

Next to Amalfi's cathedral is il Chiostro del Paradiso (the cloister of paradise), built in 1266 as the cemetery for Amalfi’s nobility, its white columns and pointed arches reflect the Arabic influence often seen along this coastline. It’s now an open-air museum, with ancient pillars, sarcophagi and mosaics on display and a beautiful central garden.
Adjoining the cloister is the Basilica of the Crucifix, built in 596AD it was the original cathedral and is now a museum containing some beautiful frescoes. We spend an hour or so of our last rainy morning in Amalfi wandering through the almost deserted cloister, basilica and crypt ... raindrops plunking into the fountain in the cloister’s courtyard creating a perfect soundtrack. Despite visiting Amalfi twice before I had no idea these beautiful ancient sites were here - no wonder it’s a UNESCO site.

Visited December 2011
4 Thank RobertaSydney
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