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Amalfi was the first of the four Marine Republics and its trade with the Orient was the basis of its wealth. A powerful and agile fleet with berths in the mayor ports of the Mediterranean Sea, Amalfi was able to establish itself as a maritime power in the tenth and eleventh centuries. Only two galleries separated by 10 pillars remain of the ancient stone arsenal, where the hulls of the battle-galleys were built.
the rest of the works and the ancient port were destroyed after an earthquake below sea level, caused by tidal waves in November 1343. The centre of the city lies partly on a slope and is distinguished by white houses that are partly terraced. The most important monument is the cathedral, dating back to the ninth century with Arabic-Norman reconstructions in 1203. It has a remarkable bell tower and the Chiosto del Paradiso (Cloister of Paradise) with narrow ornamental arcs. In guided tours towards the Valle dei Mulini (Mill Valley) one can discover the secrets of the antique machines that once produced the well-known "Carta d'Amalfi"



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