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Gardens in Mountains

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Amalfi is a town in the province of Salerno, in the region of Campania, Italy, on the Gulf of Salerno. It lies 35 km southeast of Naples and at the mouth of a deep ravine, at the foot of Monte Cerreto. Amalfi is surrounded by dramatic cliffs and coastal scenery. The town of Amalfi was the capital of the Maritime Republic of Amalfi, an important trading power in the Mediterranean between 839 and around 1200.

In the 1920s and 1930s, Amalfi was a popular travel destination for the British upper class and aristocracy.

Amalfi is the main town of the coast on which it is located, named Costiera Amalfitana, and is today an important tourist destination together with other towns on the same coast, such as Positano, Ravello and others.

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