AMALFIPiazza Duomo is the heart of Amalfi dominated by the extraordinary steps of the Cathedral that we are about to visit… Instead of using the term Cathedral, it would be more correct to speak of a monumental complex, as it is made up of several autonomous parts that are colligated together.
The oldest structure is certainly the Basilica of SS .Crocifisso, built in 833.
Another church was built beside it in 987, to form one majestic Cathedral with six naves, that in the Baroque era was divided into two churches.
The Bell-tower was started in 1180 and finished in 1276; in 1206 the Crypt was constructed to hold the Sacred Remains of St. Andrew Apostle.
The last building to be built was the Cloister of Paradise between 1266 and 1268.