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Tramonti: photo description (Tramonti)

Tramonti is a town located on the Amalfi Riviera on the way via Kunti, which leads to Maiori. The city's name literally means "between mountains". Once Tramonti was an important town of the Amalfi Maritime Republic and a major trading port of the Mediterranean. And today it is a renowned resort, famous for its monuments of history and architecture. Particularly remarkable are the numerous ancient churches of the city.

In the town Police is a small single-nave Church Ascensione - the ascension with the adjacent bell tower, and in the village of Sant'elia you can see the homonymous Church, with an elegant portal, made of volcanic tuff, and traces of frescoes. Also noteworthy Church of San Giovanni in Police with plaque Neapolitan king Ferdinand I by Pietro Apostolo in Filino, made in the Baroque style Sant'erasmo in Pucara with well-preserved works of art of the school of Luca Giordano and Rupestre chapel hollowed in the rock. Interesting for tourists may be visiting the monastery of St. Joseph and St. Teresa, built in the 17th century and originally a children's orphanage, and the castle of Santa Maria La Nova, built in 1457-the year the Prince of Salerno Raymond Orsini. The rectangular base was fortified by ten small square towers and seven ramparts, which have survived only a part. Today on the territory of Santa Maria La Nova is a cemetery.

Finally, it's worth seeing the monastery of San Francesco, founded in 1474, the year Matteo D'angelo di Tramonti. Over the past century, this vast three-storey building with a large cloister has undergone a number of changes. Today in it the relics of Ambrose Romano di Tramonti, Bishop of Minori 16th century and man of great culture, and the body of Martin de Maho, Bishop Bisacchi 15th century. Inside the monastery is decorated with statues of saints Gerardia and Elisabeth, and a marble triptych depicting the saints Stefano, Antonio and Valentine. Noteworthy frescoes and beautiful wooden choir of the 18th century.