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The Amalfi Coast, Capri, and Naples Sights

Porta della Marina

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Updated 12/12/2013

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This gateway "door" to the harbor bears a huge, flaking ceramic panel, created by Renato Rossi in the 1950s, commemorating the trade routes of the republic during the Middle Ages. In one example, ships loaded with Italian timber sold the wood for gold in North Africa, then used the gold to buy gems, spices, and silks in Asia to trade back in Italy. Walk 200 feet along Corso delle Repubbliche Marinare, past the tourist office, to see the ceramic panel created by Diodoro Cossa in the 1970s. The scenes illustrate local historical highlights, among them Roman refugees establishing themselves in nearby Scala in the 4th century, the founding of Amalfi by these same Romans, Amalfi's commercial and diplomatic role in the Mediterranean, the arrival of St. Andrew's body, and the invention of the maritime compass.

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Across from Piazza Flavio Gioia, next to arsenal, Amalfi, Campania, 84011, Italy

Updated 12/12/2013


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