Amalfi’s Cathedral

DSCF0567

 

“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.

Advertisement

One thought on “Amalfi’s Cathedral

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s