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The Amalfi Coast, Capri, and Naples Sights

Piazza Flavio Gioia

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Updated 12/12/2013

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A statue, set in an ironically disorienting traffic roundabout in front of the harbor, honors the Amalfitan credited with inventing the maritime compass in 1302. Many say it was the Chinese who invented the compass, passing the idea along to the Arabs, who traded with Amalfi; Gioia may have adapted it for sea use (for the record, some historians believe there was no such person as Gioia).

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On waterfront, Amalfi, Campania, 84011, Italy

Updated 12/12/2013


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