Amalfi’s Cathedral



“I can’t claim to have seen all the main European cathedrals but of those I have seen, the cathedral of Sant’.Andrea in Amalfi is unique. It’s style is chiefly Byzantine, with brightly coloured mosaics decorating the tympanum and slender, striped pillars in front of the atrium, but what really makes it unique is the sweeping, steep staircase by which it is approached  – a symbolic stairway to Heaven.”

where else is there so impressive an entrance to a cathedral?   Not only the beautiful mosaics above the building, but also the superbly carved door, sent back to Amalfi from Constantinople.   People spend an age sitting at bars in the Piazza, coffe or Prosecco in hand,  gazing upwards at this wonderful sight.


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