Visit Amalfi with a private car and English speaking driver!
Amalfi is a town and commune in the province of Salerno, in the region of Campania, in Italy, on the Gulf of Salerno, 24 miles southeast of Naples.
The town was first mentioned in the VI century, and soon acquired importance as a maritime power, trading its grain, salt and slaves from the interior. Merchants of Amalfi were using gold coins to purchase land in the IX century, while most of Italy worked in a barter economy.
In the VIII and IX century, when Mediterranean trade revived, it shared with Gaeta the Italian trade with the East, while Venice was in its infancy, and in 848 Amalfi’s fleet went to the assistance of Pope Leo IV against the Saracens. An independent republic from the seventh century until 1075, it rivalled Pisa and Genoa in its domestic prosperity and maritime importance.
Today Amalfi is one of the most important touristic places of Italy. And millions of people come there to discover its traditions and admire its splendid viewpoints.