in the heart of the Amalfi Coast


in the heart of the Amalfi Coast

Minori on the Amalfi Coast, is an enchanting hamlet by the sea, its privileged position and its temperate climate make it the perfect destination to spend the vacations. Strolling through its narrow streets, being overwhelmed by the scent of orange blossoms and the specialties of the local pastry, walking by the sea or diving into the crystal clear water of the Coast give moments of pure relaxation in this small village.

Minori was defined as the ancient “Rheginna Minor”, over the centuries the waters of the Reginna Minor torrent have favoured the rise of flourishing activities, such as mills and paper mills and in the past it was the favourite destination of the privileged classes of the Roman society as a place to stay, as the archaeological villa testifies.

Its strategic position allows to enjoy an intimate and lovely beach, to reach the nearby towns of Maiori, Amalfi at 4 km and Positano at 24 km and it is connected to the other coastal villages by land and sea.


"Città del gusto"

Also known as the “City of Taste”, Minori is the place where the inhabitants dedicated themselves to the production of pasta thanks to the wheat imported from Salerno. Over the years, it has also distinguished itself for other products such as limoncello, fennel, fragolino, mandarinetto and especially for its pastry.

During the eno-gastronomical manifestation “Gusta Minori”, which is held in the first weeks of September, it is possible to taste the typical specialties of Minori and to assist to theatrical performances.


What to visit

Villa Romana

The maritime archaeological villa dating back to the first century AD is a splendid example of the building ingenuity of the Roman era;. It still preserves traces of the peristilium, the viridarium, the suspensurae of a heated environment and some mosaics. Inside the Antiquarium are exposed most of the finds of the Roman era discovered both here and in neighboring countries.

Basilica of Santa Trofimena

In late eighteenth-century style, it was built on a pre-existing temple, corresponding to the current crypt. It is flanked by a quadrangular bell tower in neoclassical style. The structure is divided into three naves and houses precious paintings and sculptures, as well as an altarpiece depicting the Crucifixion of Marco Pino da Siena (sixteenth century) and the bishop's throne in marble with canopy. In an alabaster urn are preserved the remains of Santa Trofimena, a Sicilian martyr, which tradition says were found on the beach of Minori between the sixth and seventh century.

Annunziata Bell Tower

Dating back to the eleventh century in Arab-Norman style, located in the homonymous district, is the last vestige of the ancient Church of the Annunciation, demolished in 1950 for its dilapidated condition. From the ruins of the church are recognizable the two apses and the remains of a fresco depicting St. Michael.

Convent and Church of St. Nicholas

Dating back to the eleventh century, they were the seat of the Augustinians from 1628. They are located on Mount Forcella and can be reached through a mountain path.

Church of Saints Gennaro and Giuliano

The Church is located in the district of Villa Amena. In Baroque style, it is divided into three naves with eight pillars, the last two of which are leaning against the central altar. The entrance portal is surmounted by a frescoed medallion representing the Madonna.

Church of Madonna del Rosario

The church, communicating with the Church of Saints Gennaro and Giuliano, is in baroque style. It presents a single nave covered by barrel vaults on which a coffered motif is hinted at.

Church of St. John the Baptist of Piezulo

Of medieval age, it was built by the Brancia family of Amalfi in 1420. In the past it overlooked the public square; today it is surrounded by a block of flats that makes the entrance portal barely visible.

Church of Saint Lucia

Dating back to the tenth century, it has a baroque altar, a wooden choir and the tomb of the founder, Giovanni Simone Palumbo, in white marble with dark marble decorations.

Church and Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament

Its origins date back to the medieval period.

Church of St. Michael the Archangel

It is located in the district of Torre.

Annunziata Grotto

Situated between the towns of Maiori and Minori, along the S.S. 163 "Amalfitana", it was originally used by fishermen as a shelter for their boats. Inside there are the remains of an ancient chapel dedicated to the Madonna and a small fresh water lake.

Mezzacapo Tower

Situated in the locality Torricella, it is of viceregal epoch and with defensive and sighting functions. It is incorporated in the complex of the Castle called Miramare (or Mezzacapo, from the name of the family that built it), with shapes that vaguely recall the castles of the Loire.

Paradise Tower

Dating back to the viceroyal period, it is located along the S.S. 163 "Amalfitana". The tower was part of the complex defensive system of the Amalfi Coast.

Fountain of Lions

Located on the waterfront of Minori and dating back to the eleventh century.

The Lemon Trail

The Lemon Path is a simple and suggestive walk that joins the villages of Minori and Maiori on the Amalfi Coast.

This path crosses gardens and lemon groves and is the way that once and still today, farmers and mules cross to transport the yellow gold of the Coast: the lemons.

You can travel in both directions, the path offers panoramic views of Maiori and Minori.  A break at the belvedere of the “mortella”, the dialectal name of myrtle, very common in the area, allows to enjoy a view of Minori and to see Ravello and Amalfi in the distance.


Boat Tours

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