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  Positano Hotel Eden Roc Positano

The Eden Roc Suites Hotel is aptly named, for you will surely feel you have discovered Eden as you...


  Positano Hotel Pasitea

Located on the characteristic “rock of Positano” the Best Western Hotel Pasitea is a perfect exa...


  Positano Tramonto D'Oro (Praiano)

In The Heart of the World-wide celebrated Amalfi Coast, the Hotel Tramonto D'Oro, literally "Golden ...


  Positano Villa Gabrisa

Hotel in Positano located in a fabulous residential section of Positano, Villa Gabrisa is only a 10 ...


  Positano Casa Albertina

To climb heavenwards it is also possible to use the steps: those of the mythical ''Scalinatella" whi...


  Positano Hotel Montemare

The Montemare was founded 52 years ago by "Papà Vito", known as "O’ Capitano", a man who truly lo...


  Positano Hotel Royal Prisco

Newly built, it offers you all the hospitality and the courtesy typical of Positano. Between the sea...


  Positano Hotel Reginella

Hotel Reginella is a typical local building situated in the heart of Positano. The hotel is surround...


  Positano La Rosa dei Venti di Positano

Harmonious and enchanting Positano, the pearl of the Amalfi coast, you can find a comfortable and el...


  Positano Pensione Il Canneto

The residence is located by the main road of Positano, probably at the most peaceful part of Amalfi ...


  Positano Villa Holiday in Positano

The Holiday Villa in Positano is one of the most desirable location for your dream holiday in Amalfi...


  Positano Villa Flavio Gioia

Villa Flavio Gioia is a luxury residence, property of the Cinque family, result a just renovated old...


  Positano Alcione Residence Positano

An ideal position in the breathtaking town of Positano, Residence Alcione is located across the stre...


  Positano La Rosa dei Venti

La Rosa dei Venti of Positano is a wonderfull residence situated in the oldest part of Positano the ...


  Positano Villa degli dei

Four-hundred fifty meters above sea level of the Amalfi Coast sits Nocelle - a precious, pastoral vi...


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Travel Guide Positano - Amalfi - Ravello
Travel Guide Positano - Amalfi - Ravello
06-05-2007

Amalfi is a town and commune in the province of Salerno, in the region of Campania, Italy, on the Gulf of Salerno, 24 miles southeast of Naples. It lies at the mouth of a deep ravine, at the foot of Monte Cerreto (1,315 meters, 4,314 feet), surrounded by dramatic cliffs and coastal scenery. The town of Amalfi was the capital of The Maritime Republic of Amalfi, an important trading power in the Mediterranean between 839 and around 1200.

Amalfi is first mentioned in the 6th century, and soon acquired importance as a maritime power, trading its grain, salt and slaves from the interior, and even timber, for the gold dinars minted in Egypt and Syria, in order to buy the silks of the Byzantine empire that it resold in the West. Merchants of Amalfi were using gold coins to purchase land in the 9th century, while most of Italy worked in a barter economy. In the 8th and 9th century, when Mediterranean trade revived it shared with Gaeta the Italian trade with the East, while Venice was in its infancy, and in 848 its fleet went to the assistance of Pope Leo IV against the Saracens.
The Amalfi Coast.
An independent republic from the seventh century until 1075, it rivalled Pisa and Genoa in its domestic prosperity and maritime importance. It was then an independent republic with a population of some 70,000, reaching an apogee about the turn of the millennium, during the reign of Duke Manso (966–1004). Under his line of dukes, Amalfi remained independent, except for a brief period of Salernitan dependency under Guaimar IV.
In 1073 it fell to the Norman countship of Apulia, but was granted many rights. A prey to the Normans who encamped in the south of Italy, it became one of their principal posts. However, in 1131, it was reduced by King Roger II of Sicily, who had been refused the keys to its citadel. The Holy Roman Emperor Lothair, fighting in favour of Pope Innocent II against King Roger of Sicily, who sided with the Antipope Anacletus, took him prisoner in 1133, assisted by forty-six Pisan ships. The city was sacked and Lothair claimed as part of the booty a copy of the Pandects of Justinian which was found there.
Amalfi was a populous city between the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. In 1135 and 1137, it was taken by the Pisans and rapidly declined in importance, though its maritime code, known as the Tavole Amalfitane, was recognized in the Mediterranean until 1570.
In medieval culture Amalfi was famous for its flourishing schools of law and mathematics. Flavio Gioia, who is traditionally considered the first to introduce the mariner's compass to Europe, is said to be a native of Amalfi.
In 1343 a large part of the lower town was destroyed by a tsunami, and its harbor is now of little importance.


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24-07-2011 - Positano Children's World 2011
23-07-2011 - Saturday, July 23, 2011 Events in Positano
23-07-2011 - Mare, Sole e Cultura Positano 2011
03-04-2011 - Easter's holiday 2011 in Positano
31-12-2010 - New Year's Eve 2011 in Positano
25-12-2010 - CHRISTMAS PARTY 2010
16-08-2010 - Positano Beach Party
18-07-2010 - Summer Event Positano 2010: Prime Note D’Estate
15-06-2010 - St. Vito’s Feast protector Saint of Positano
14-02-2010 - Positanos Carnival 2010
31-12-2009 - New Year in Positano
25-12-2009 - Christmas in Positano
29-11-2009 - The best hotels open during the Christmas holidays 2009-2010..
01-05-2009 - Amalfi Coast Orchestra
22-11-2008 - Jazz Concert in Positano
24-07-2008 - Saving the Vallone Porto OASI of Positano
09-07-2008 - Antonio Monda
04-07-2008 - Events and News in Positano: Mare Sole e cultura!
23-06-2008 - Amalfi Coast Summer Event 2008
21-06-2008 - Positano Event 2008 Concert on the Beach.
08-05-2008 - Optics Vision Point Positano
04-05-2008 - Best Residence in Positano 2008
02-05-2008 - The most beautiful Hotels in Positano
01-05-2008 - First May in Positano
27-04-2008 - Positano WebSite
23-03-2008 - Happy Easter in Positano
08-03-2008 - Lady's Party 2008 in Positano
18-02-2008 - Garbage’s phenomenon doesn't strike Positano
31-12-2007 - Happy New Year in Positano
14-12-2007 - December 25Th in Positano
26-10-2007 - European Conference “POSIT.IVE Changes”
13-10-2007 - Positano CHARITY DAY 2007
29-09-2007 - Fashion Shows Moda Positano
01-09-2007 - Léonide Massine Positano Award for the Art of Dance 2007
15-08-2007 - Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
15-07-2007 - Zeffirelli: An Autobiography Positano 2007
13-07-2007 - Events Summer in Positano 2007
06-07-2007 - Alfonso Signorini Eventi Positano 2007
27-06-2007 - Vikram Chandra - Sacred Games
17-06-2007 - Stefano Rodotà: Life and Law
15-06-2007 - Italy's Slow Cities: Summer Party Positano 2007
08-06-2007 - ENZO AVITABILE & BOTTARI in Positano
07-06-2007 - Sud Express di Franco Del Prete
06-06-2007 - Neapolitan Dance: Tarantella
05-06-2007 - Concert in Positano 5 June 07
04-06-2007 - Mediterranean Music Positano 2007
01-06-2007 - Positano Live on TV
26-05-2007 - Clean Up the Med 2007
25-05-2007 - Clean-up Positano Amalfi Coast
20-05-2007 - Capri: Sound Of Silence
19-05-2007 - Minori Amalfi Coast
15-05-2007 - Positano Events & Art Festival 2007
14-05-2007 - 90° GIRO D’ITALIA Sporting Tours
13-05-2007 - "Riscopri il fascino di Amalfi"
12-05-2007 - Cultural Week in Amalfi - Positano
11-05-2007 - Positano Art Festival 2007
09-05-2007 - ITALIAN OIL AND VINEGAR
08-05-2007 - Amalfi and Amalfi Coast History
01-05-2007 - The Monastery of Padula - The Chartreuse of Padula
27-04-2007 - Ravello Villa Rufolo

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