Amalfi is a town near Salerno facing the sea with its streets, its characteristic houses clinging on the rock and with its antique sighting towers. It is situated along the coast just south of Naples, known as the Amalfi Coast, which is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful in the world. Once it was a powerful Maritime Republic and had prolific trading connections overseas, particularly with the middle-east. The most important monument, the Cathedral, is an attestation to her glorious past, in style "Romanesque-Amalfitan", a style completely amalfitan that adds to the Romanesque rigour elements of Moorish and Byzantine art. Inside, it's a mixture of Saracen and Romanesque styles, though now heavily restored, with a major relic in the body of St. Andrew buried in its crypt. Then, a very picturesque landscape with the most charming panoramic views and the mildest of climates. Its delightful little beaches and the "Cave of the Emerald" rich with stalagmites and stalactites has made it a unique place.