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Conca dei Marini: photo description (Conca dei Marini)

Conca dei Marini is a town in the province of Salerno in the Italian region Campania, located on the territory of the Amalfi Riviera. It lies on the coast between Amalfi and furore.

Conca dei Marini is a picturesque fishing village, whose history as the history of other villages of the Amalfi coast, is closely connected with the great sea of the Amalfi Republic that existed in the Middle ages. In that era, the inhabitants of Conca dei Marini were skilled sailors and traders and had 27 huge galleone. Today, the town attracts tourists with its picturesque atmosphere with typical Mediterranean houses with vaulted ceilings, whitewashed walls and planted with beautiful flowers, balconies that offer exceptional views of the sea. The surrounding terraces are occupied by lemon and olive groves, and the leisurely pace of local life and the beautiful turquoise sea make Conca dei Marini is the perfect destination for those seeking tranquility and privacy. Here liked to rest writers, artists and prominent public figures, like the English Princess Margaret, the Dutch Queen, Jacqueline Kennedy etc.

Of the tourist attractions of Conca dei Marini is in the first place, to distinguish religious buildings. For example, the monastery of Santa Rosa da Lima, with its Church of Santa Maria di Grado. A former Dominican, this monastery was built in the 9th century on a rocky promontory overlooking the sea. The appearance of Santa Rosa is striking in its severity, if not harshness, but his interiors, by contrast, is richly decorated. They claim first made sfogliatella Santa Rosa - the product made of puff pastry with cream and fruit pieces. And in the Church of Santa Maria in Grado is kept the skull of St. Barnabas is one of the most important relics of the Amalfi coast.

Church of San Pancrazio is surrounded by a wonderful olive grove, which is in search of inspiration, liked to wander the poet Alfonso Gatto. The first mention of it found in 1370, the year, and in 1543, the year she was sacked and has long remained closed. Not less beautiful the environment is and the Church of San Michele Arcangelo, built in the 13th century. And on a rocky cliff stands the Church of San Giovanni Battista, also known as the Sant Antonio di Padua: discovered funeral urns suggests that the Church was built on the site of ancient pagan temple. Next to the beach houses the chapel of Madonna della Neve, devoted to the patroness of sailors.

From other man-made attractions of Conca dei Marini is called a fortified tower Torre del Capo di Conca, also known as White or Saracen tower. Built in the 16th century on a rocky promontory overlooking the sea, it was part of the coastal defensive system of the Amalfi coast. After the defeat of the Turks at Lepanto Torre del Capo di Conca lost its military importance and up until 1949, the year was used as a cemetery. Today it has been turned into a Museum.

Marina di Conca is a small Cove, surrounded by a group of white houses facing the sea. This Bay is not only a place where you moor the fishing boats, but is also the center of social life of the city and a popular beach. In 2003, the year this beach was named one of 11 best beaches in Italy.

And, of course, speaking of Conca dei Marini, not to mention the famous emerald Cave - Grotta Smeralda, discovered in 1932-m to year. The name of this karst cave received the emerald color of the water that fills its space.