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Things to see in Minori and Maiori

Although the joke is somewhat lost in translation, the size of sister towns of Minori and Maiori are easily inferred from their Italian names. Minore (sorella minore - younger sister) is smaller town, whereas Maiori is larger. The latter boasts the largest beach on the Amalfi Coast. It is here that you will find many hotels and other forms of accommodation at a lower price. If you are looking to save money, then these towns should certainly be on your radar, especially if you like being close to the sea front. Pedestrian footpaths are everywhere; they even traverse the 1km distance between the towns. You can easily pass between the two without breaking a sweat. See below for the main sites of interest in both Minori and Maiori.


Here you can admire the quaint little houses that make up Minori and buy items from souvenir shops. A stone’s throw away you will find the Basilica of Saint Trofimena whose history remains uncertain but was canonised in the Roman Catholic Church. Her remains are now venerated in the basilica.


Minori: Roman Villa & Antiquarium

The Bay of Minori was once an important harbour and the Roman Villa that stood there a residence for the imperial Roman aristocracy. Today, it is the largest archaeological complex in a residential area. Excavations have uncovered a garden and a viridarium (featuring an open-air art gallery). The villa is noted for its mosaics and frescoes, dating back to the 1st century A.D. and preserved to this day. They are now housed in the Antiquarium museum.


Maiori: Collegiate Church of Santa Maria a Mare

Dating back to the 12th century, the church is one of the main sights in Maiori. It is impossible not to be awed by the church’s colourful majolica-tiled dome.


Maiori: Castello di Toro Plano

Its unassailable walls built atop ancient ruins, the Castello di Toro Plano was constructed on the high ground of Maiori and is accessed by climbing a large number of steps. Under the walls, you’ll find a small museum.


Unlike other beaches along the Amalfi Coast, the beach at Maiori is extremely sandy with an obvious lack of rocks making it ideal for anyone looking for a quick dip in the sea. Partially covered in volcanic sand, it is a geographical marvel. The beach at Minori, however, is different to that of its bigger sister, with a mixture of sand and pebbles forming underfoot.

Map of the main sites of Minori and Maiori

Famous and romantic Minori and Maiori hotels

With the lowest prices along the entire coast, not only these two towns are economic, they are perfect for a relaxing getaway where you might prefer to spend most of your time on the beach taking in the sun.

Palazzo Vingius, Italy

Palazzo Vingius

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Aparthotel Santa Tecla, Italy

Aparthotel Santa Tecla

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