Maiori Travel Summary

Maiori is a picture-perfect town on the Amalfi Coast and boasts one of the longest beaches on the coast.

The Maiori Travel Summary is segmented into 2 key travel themes to immerse you into everything Maiori:

  1. An introduction and brief history to this wonderful town;
  2. What to See

Hope you enjoy it!  Carpe Diem!

1. An introduction and brief history to this town:

This charming seaside town spills down the steep cliffs to a pretty harbour and the longest beach on this beautiful stretch of coastline.

The town boasts medieval churches, atmospheric restaurants, great hiking opportunities and a long stretch of beach which is a rarity on the Amalfi Coast.  Maiori’s medieval architecture stems from its maritime past, a 9th-century Castle of San Nicola de Thoro Plano – a 9th-century fortification overlooking the village.  There are a number of boat excursions available where you can to discover the Grotta Pandora or the Grotta Sulfurea and the beaches in Maiori, Capo d’Orso and Cala Bellavia are within easy reach.   Make sure to visit the tiny fishing villages of Cetara and Vietri sul Mare which offer a real authentic Italian experience on this stretch of the Amalfi Coast.

Maiori is also a good base for exploring the Amalfi Coast with value-for-money accommodation options and within easy reach of Positano, Amalfi and Pompeii.

2.  What to See

San Nicola de Thoro-Plano Castle

AllThingsTravel Top Pick:

  • The Castle of San Nicola de Thoro-Plano sits above Maiori and is best known for its impressive fortifications
  • The castle has nine semi circular towers were built to defend the town from the Lombard assaults
  • The walk up the steep path is well worth it just for the fantastic panoramic views over the town and coastline
  • You can also obtain a guided tour around the fortifications

 

Collegiata di Santa Maria a Mare

AllThingsTravel Top Pick:

  • Built in the 12th century the Collegiata di Santa Maria a Mare stands out owing to its Bell Tower and majestic green and yellow dome
  • The interior has an impressive gilded ceiling executed by the Neapolitan painter Alessandro de Fulc
  • Adjacent to the church, the Museo d’Arte Sacra Don Clemente Confalone houses valuable art from the church’s past

 

Cetara

AllThingsTravel Top Pick:

  • Cetera is a pretty fishing village with a reputation as a gastronomic hotspot and is characterised by its colourful fishing boats
  • There are a few sights to see including the Vicereale Tower, the Baroque Church of St Pietro, the Church of St Francesco, the Convent of St Francesco, and the Church of St Maria del Popolo
  • Cetera is also blessed with a number of delightful beach

 

Amalfi

AllThingsTravel Top Pick:

  • Only a short walk away Amalfi is wonderful town and capital of the Amalfi Coast
  • Check out the Amalfi Cathedral, Cloister of Paradise, Marina Grand and wonderfully atmospheric old town
  • The views from Amalfi Cathedral’s bell tower are well worth the climb to the top
  • Take a walk along Valle delle Ferriere which is a fantastic nature reserve that climbs out from the foothills of Amalfi
  • Amalfi makes for a vacation great base and offers a good choice of value-for-money accommodation and good transport links

 

 

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