Its foundation is traced back to the Romans. In the 9th century it became one of the maritime republics rivaling Pisa, Venice and Genoa for control of the Mediterranean.
The Amalfi Maritime Code, better known as the Amalfi Tavole, had a great influence until the 17th century.
The most famous monument of Amalfi is certainly the Cathedral in Arab-Sicilian style and currently dedicated to the patron saint Andrew. The building is made up of superimpositions and juxtapositions of various churches from various eras.
Traditionally, every year a crew of rowers from Amalfi takes part in the Regatta of the Maritime Republics challenging the arms of the three homologous cities.
Distance from Positano about 17 Km