Texts by Francesco Gandolfo, Gianni Guadalupi
1999 / 96 PAGES
Amalfi, the sunniest of the maritime republics, was originally a refuge from invaders from the north. It was also one of the ports where precious goods were trafficked, making the city “brimming with silver, garments and gold”, a miracle of architecture.
Founded at the time of the maritime republics, or perhaps, as written in the Chronica amalphitana, which claims its origin to be older and more ennobling, founded by Roman patricians travelling to the new capital of Constantinople, following a shipwreck and several failed attempts to settle elsewhere, Amalfi is a jewel located in one of the most beautiful and scenic regions in all of Italy. The pages of the volume reconstruct its history, made up of triumphs and lootings, tempests and submissions, revealing to the reader the most evocative places, where the fascination also lies in the blending of styles and the contaminations they have endured over the centuries.