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Rock: photos, description (Scala)

Skala is a small town on the Amalfi Riviera. The city is located on a rocky hill at an altitude of about 400 meters above sea level. In its main square there are cafes and restaurants and a beautiful Church. Nearby you can find excellent swimming pool. And in the vicinity of the town there are several Hiking trails leading into the mountains and to the thickets of chestnut trees. By the way, the Rock is well-known in Italy for its chestnut trees: every year in November is held here fortnightly Sagra delle Castanet - Festival of Chestnuts.

Scala is considered the oldest settlement in the Amalfi Riviera. According to legend, it was founded in the 4th century a group of survivors in a shipwreck of the Romans. Once she was a favorite resting place of the noble inhabitants of the capital of the Roman Empire, and the inhabitants of the city were engaged in trade with the countries of the East. In the Rock in the 11th century, was born of fra Gerardo, the founder of the Jerusalem order of Hospitallers, who later would become known as the order of Malta.

Rock built in the heart of the Lattari mountains and facing Ravello on one side and Amalfi and atrani on the other, and in the background you can see the crystal clear sea. While walking around the town you can see many monuments of history and architecture - churches, towers, castles, keeps the traces of history. Each of the six areas of the Rock can boast something interesting. So, in Santa Caterina is to examine the Porta Urbana, Church of Santa Caterina and the chapel of San Paolo and Santa Maria della Porta. Kampoleone is renowned for its Church of San Pietro in Angevin-Gothic style, and the Campidoglio - the Church of San Giovanni Battista, with a Moresque bell tower. A Minute is the Romanesque Church of Annunziata, and the Pontoon noteworthy ruins of the ancient Basilica of Sant Eustachio. The Cathedral of San Lorenzo, rebuilt in the Baroque era, notable for a medieval crypt with the tomb of Marinella Rufolo and the crucifix of the 13th century.

Also worth seeing is the Palazzo Mansi D ' Amelio, with a facade of the 18th century, the Episcopal Palace, the cylindrical tower Torre ziro and Arab baths. In the mountains, the Cliffs is situated the natural reserve "Valle delle Ferrières", on whose territory there are plants-predators, and in the valley of the Dragon is scattered with numerous caves.