Welcome to Maiori
Maiori is located among gardens and terraces rich of citruses: it is in the most inner part of Amalfi Coast, in front of a beautiful beach, at the mouth of Reginna Major small river. It was called Reginna Major by Romans to distinguish it by the near Reginna Minor, at whose mouth there is Minori.
The Collegiata di Santa Maria a Mare and Avvocata Sanctuary have a very rich artistic and cultural heritage together with the other monuments:
San Nicola de ThoroPlano and Miramare castles, San Francesco church and monastery. Sulfurea and Pandora caves are actually charming, Cala Bellavaia, a wonderful beach attainable only from the sea, is very charming, too. From the road 163 that brings to Maiori, it is possible to admire wonderful landscapes made of indented coasts and steep slopes. There is also a small ancient round tower built in 1530: today only its ruins remain. An ancient tradition tells that Atrani inhabitants had seen the ships of the pirates arriving, Maiori couldn’t see the pirates from its towers, so Atrani inhabitants made a great fire to alert them about the arrival of pirates. Since that moment, when the two towns celebrate their Patrons, the two mayors pay a visit to each other and a great fire is lit on the beach on the eve of the feast. Erchie beach is very charming and Capo d’Orso promontory is very nice with its shape that is like the head of a bear (Capo d’Orso means head of the bear).
The famous film director Roberto Rossellini loved Maiori and its inhabitants very much, some episodes of his films are set there: for example in the movie "Paisà" in 1946 when he was enchanted by the Norman tower, the children of the place (called scugnizzi) and the friars of San Francesco monastery. Some episodes of the movie "Il viaggio in Italia" of 1953 are set in Maiori, too and they exalt the religious faith of its inhabitants.
Maiori is in a strategic position, in the middle of Amalfi Coast. It is 15 km from the “ceramics” paradise of Vietri sul Mare; 10 km from the picturesque village of Cetara. Maiori is near Minori (1 km), Atrani (4 km), Amalfi (5 km), and Ravello, the town of music (9 km). Praiano is 15 km far from Maiori while Furore 14 km and Positano 22 km.
Accommodation and excursions ...
Hotel located just 20 meters from the sea, decorated in the Saracen style, placed in the center of Maiori. The rooms are distinguished ...
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B&B Casa ManniniMaiori
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