Fodor's Expert Review Piazza Flavio Gioia

Amalfi Public Art (Mural/Sculpture/Statue)
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A statue, set in an ironically disorienting traffic roundabout in front of the harbor, honors the Amalfitano credited with inventing the maritime compass in the Middle Ages. 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).

Public Art (Mural/Sculpture/Statue) Historical Free

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Piazza Flavio Gioia
Amalfi, Campania  84011, Italy

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