Maiori e Minori
The ancient fishing village close to Amalfi
These are two neighboring towns on the Amalfi Coast characterized by a more evident aura of relax.
Maiori, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997, is an ancient fishing village once called Reghinna Maior.
Thanks to its fan shape open to the sea, it boasts one of the longest beaches on the Amalfi Coast.
What is now a quiet and picturesque seaside resort, in the past it was the main port of the Amalfi Republic, full of convents and noble palaces, so much so that King Philip IV named it the Royal City.
Minori, the Ancient Reghinna Minor which still preserves a precious trace of its past, the splendid Roman Maritime Villa of the first century. A.D. which is a rare example of a seaside villa and is considered one of the most important Roman monuments on the Amalfi Coast.
So, do not miss a visit to the Ancient Roman Villa, a sumptuous aristocratic residence built on the sea in the 1st century AD. but with sheltered landing, where you can admire mosaics, amphorae, a suggestive swimming pool.
The 1st century AD villa di Minori is one of the most shining examples of Roman residential architecture.
Il Sentiero dei Limoni (The Path of Lemons)
The ancient road that connects Maiori and Minori, in the past one of the busiest streets on the Amalfi Coast, is today a pleasant hiking route between sea, sky and rolling hills, enriched by the delicious scent of lemons.
Stairs, the painted and glazed tiles that accompany the traveler, indicating the exact crossroads from time to time, the breathtaking views dotted with majolica domes.