to Maiori: a lovely seaside resort
Maiori was one of the most developed
towns of the Amalfi Coast at the time of "The Republic of Amalfi".
The economic strength of Maiori largely came from the town's
strong fleet of ships, and wide harbor. Commerce and production
of goods flourished until the 1268, the year of the Pisani
invasion. The Pisani attacked all the main towns along the
Amalfi Coast that year. The town of Maiori has fallen, and
risen again, many times in its history. In 1348 the people
of Maiori suffered a plague, but the town recovered, and only
a few years later Maiori was a wealthy producer of silks, and
wool, which were shipped all over the Mediterranean Sea. Hard
times came again for Maiori in 1528, when the Spanish fought
for dominance of the Amalfi Coast. Despite it's difficult
history, nowadays, Maiori is a characteristic seaside resort.
Maiori offers everything it takes for its guests to enjoy a
relaxing, and pleasurable holiday on the Amalfi Coast.
Welcome to Minori with its beautiful churches
Minori is a small and pleasant Amalfi Coast sea-town. Its
name derives from the ancient latin name "Rheginna Minor" that
came from the river Rheginna, which still runs through the
valley of Minori. Like other major towns of the Amalfi Coast
Minori was founded by ancient roman aristocrats who chose
the place for its beauty and mild climate, and built their
luxurious villas here. Minori soon started to produce paper,
liquors and other lemon specialties, since lemons are a typical
product of this area. This production is still a main activity
of the town and is carried on with strict respect of the
genuine local tradition. If you come to Minori make sure
you visit the ancient roman villa and the Basilica of Santa
Trofimena, and the churchs of Santa Lucia, San Gennaro and
San Michele as well, good examples of southern italian architecture.