I spent five days in Sorrento and on the only day that it didn't rain, I decided to take advantage of the beautiful sunny day and get on the bus to the town of Amalfi. Initially, I had plans to go to Positano but on a whim I decided to visit Amalfi which appeared to be a less touristy town than Positano and with an interesting cathedral. On the way to Amalfi I could see creches being set on the side of the road, on the opposite side of the coast. It seems that the natural landscape of the area lends itself to making these outdoor creches. I never got a chance to take a closer look at them but from the bus they looked quite spectacular and magical.
The cathedral has very ancient origins and has undergone many changes; the first structure dates back to the 9th century and was rebuilt in 1203 in Arab-Norman style. Renovated in the 16th and 17th century and last rebuilt in 1861, the cathedral is dedicated to the patron saint of Amalfi, Saint Andrew. Relics of the saint were brought from Constantinople to the Duomo in 1206 by an Amalfian cardinal.
Covered passageway in the historic center
Views of the town