AMALFI

Amalfi is a town in the province of Salerno, located on the southern side of the Sorrento peninsula, was declared a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1997.

Very charming place, rich in history and culture but at the same time renowned tourist destination because of its beautiful coastline, Amalfi is one of the oldest Maritime Republics in Italy, known as the Duchy of Amalfi, and its origins date back to the fourth century AD.

The Maritime Code of Amalfi, better known by the name of Amalfi Tables, had a great influence until the seventeenth century, is preserved in Palazzo Morelli, where there is the popular house and the Civic Museum.

According to a legend the town takes its name from Amalfi, a nymph loved by Hercules, the pagan god of strength, but his love was short-lived: Amalfi died and Hercules wanted to bury it in the most beautiful place in the world, and to immortalize it gave the city the name of his beloved.

As for the economy, we can say that most of the land for agricultural use is intended for the production of the special Amalfi Lemon.