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Introduction

Amalfi Coast June 2007

Amalfi Coast June 2007

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Amalfi is a small city along the southern Italian Amalfi Coast. It is loacated about 35 kilometers south of Naples.

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Sights and Activities

Cathedral

The Cathedral of Saint Andrews (also the patron saint of the city), lies at the Piazza Duomo, which is the heart of the city. The earliest parts date back to the 11st Century. The interior is in Baroque style, with one nave, and two side aisles seperated by columns. Artworks include paintings by Andrea dell'Asta, and statues by Pietro Bernini and Michelangelo Naccherino, a pupil of Michelangelo.

Other sides

  • Chiostro del Paradiso
  • Arsenal of the Maritime Republic (Gli Arsenali della Repubblica)
  • Museum of Handmade Paper (Museo della Carta)

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Sleep

PropertyAddressTypePopularity
Hotel Holiday - PraianoVia Umberto I� 105HOTEL-
Hotel Santa LuciaVia Nazionale 44 MinoriHotel-
Luna D'AgerolaVia Radicosa 35HOTEL-
Hotel Le FioriereVia G. Capriglione 138 Praiano SalernoHotel-
La casa d'AmareVia Orti 40 - MaioriGuesthouse91
B&B Palazzo CocoVia Vena, 20 MaioriGUESTHOUSE95
Nido degli deiVia Radicosa 25 AgerolaHotel44
La Scogliera RoomsVia G. Di Benedetto 3/6 AtraniGuesthouse-
Ravello RoomsVia Casa Pisani 22 Amalfi CoastGUESTHOUSE-
Bella Baia RelaisVia Diego Taiani, n. 26APARTMENT-
Nido VerdeVia Villani, 17Guesthouse-
Beata SolitudoPiazza G.Avitabile, 10 AgerolaHOSTEL91
Il Vecchio BinarioVia Gilberto Pitti Stazione Ferroviaria Codola,Castle San GiorgioGUESTHOUSE-
Sir JohnVia Casa Salvati SpianoHOSTEL-
Farfalle e GabbianiPiazza Campinola TramontiGUESTHOUSE-
Auditorium RoomsVia Crocelle 23GUESTHOUSE-
Casa Mariannina B&BVia Scala Santa 1 MaioriGUESTHOUSE-
Hotel CaporalVia Strada Nuova 20 MinoriGUESTHOUSE-
Mira Amalfivia Miramare, AgerolaAPARTMENT-
Ildolcetramontovia Salita Pedata FuroreAPARTMENT-
San Giovanni a Mare ApartmentsVia San Giovanni a Mare 21, 84010 MioriAPARTMENT-
Capricornio ClubCorso Reginna 82 MaioriGUESTHOUSE-

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Keep Connected

Internet

Almost all towns and cities in Italy have internet cafes. A growing number of budget hostels and nicer hotels have free Wifi. By law all public-access internet points must keep records of web sites viewed by customers, and even the customer's ID: expect to be refused access if you don't provide identification. Hotels providing Internet access are not required to record IDs if the connection is provided in the guest's room, although if the connection is offered in the main public hall then IDs are required. Publicly available wireless access without user identification is illegal, so open Wi-Fi hotspots (like the ones you might expect to find in a mall or cafée) all have some form of (generally one-time) registration.

Phone

See also: International Telephone Calls

The main networks are TIM (Telecom Italia Mobile, part of Telecom Italia, formerly state controlled), Vodafone, Wind, and 3 (only UMTS cellphones). Best advice is to buy a prepaid SIM card (from € 10 upwards) and a cheap mobile phone (€ 19 upwards) to put it in (if you don't have a cellphone already that you can use). It will be much more practical. All land line numbers start with 0. Mobile numbers start with 3. Numbers starting with 89 are high-fee services. In case of emergency call the appropriate number from the list below. Such calls are usually free and calls to 112, 113 (police), 115 (fire), 118 (health) can be made from payphones for free without the need of inserting coins. 112 (standard emergency number in GSM specification) can be dialed in any case for free from any mobile phone.

Post

Post Italiane is the national postal services of Italy and has quite an efficient network of postal offices and reliable postal services. Standard letters and postcards (up to 20 grams) cost €0.39 to send within Europe and the Mediterranean countries outside Europe and €0.41 to all other destinations throughout the country. Up to 50 grams, prices start at €0.52 for Europe, €0.62 for other areas. Packages start at €1.55 within Europe, and around €2.50 for other countries. Post office business hours in Italy are from 8:30am to 2:00pm from Monday to Friday, with closing times at Saturday and the last day of the month at 12 noon. In general, larger post offices in bigger cities and in tourist areas keep longer hours than those in local towns. Also note that business hours in the south might be different than the north, with longer hours at night, especially in summer! If you want to send packages you might try faster and more reliable/efficient private courier companies like TNT, UPS or DHL.

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