Religious architecture

The interpretation proposed by the itinerary allows the visitor to come into contact with many testimonies of the artistic and architectural taste of the ancient inhabitants of the Amalfi Coast, as it was realized in the sacred buildings.

The many churches in the area, so widespread as to represent the cornerstones of a network that does not disdain even the most isolated group of houses, show on the one hand the faith of the people that even with a simple chapel built near a densely terraced area or near the “monazzero” on the beach, where the fishermen pulled their boats ashore, wanted the constant presence of the divine ready to intervene to relieve the hardships or facilitate the path of life, on the other hand testify to the influences to which the builders of these churches were subjected in their movements not only within the Duchy but also in the entire Mediterranean basin.

The decorative apparatuses of these buildings show the economic wealth of the territory but also a great openness to the world of the time.

The altarpieces, the canvases that decorate the altars and the majolica floors embellish these architectures. The door of the route in Atrani allows the visitor to start the visit from an architectural masterpiece, the Church of S. Salvatore de Birecto, where the beauty of the structure highlighted by the restoration is combined with the historical value: it was the place where the doge assumed power .

The itinerary is very simple, above all because it can be divided into several days and because the properties involved are almost all in urban centres.

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