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Scala

Written by sunland,
Sunday, October 18, 2009 4:29:15 PM

Scala, the oldest town along the coast, was founded in the 4th century AD by shipwrecked Romans trying to make their way to Constantinople. The history of the town is closely associated with that of the Marine Republic of Amalfi; it is the birthplace of Brother Gerardo Sasso, who founded the "Ospedalieri di Malta" which later became the Order of the Knights of Malta. Scala is known for its many churches and noble houses; you can still see the remains of the antique walls that were built to defend the town. Due to its historical and cultural features and the preservation of its architectural heritage, Scala was recently included amongst the "Villaggi d'Europa" (European Villages): This initiative consists in the creation of a chain of tourist services in small rural and distinctive towns in the countries of the European Union. The Duomo of Scala, modified in Baroque times has maintained the medieval crypt, the Angevine sepulchre of Marinella Rufolo, and an episcopal mitre and a Crucifix from the 13th century. Other important monuments are the church of San Pietro, in Angevine-Gothic style, the church of San Giovanni Battista, with a Moresque bell tower and the romanesque church of Annunziata.

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Hotel Villa Giuseppina

Written by sunland,
Sunday, October 18, 2009 4:28:55 PM

Set in the hills behind above the coastline and overlooking Ravello, the village of Scala is well known locally for the excellent traditional home cooking of the restaurant La Margherita. The small hotel of Villa Giuseppina is owned by the same family about 400m away. The hills above, with their breathtaking views of the Amalfi coast, are a paradise for walkers and the family will happily advise the best paths. A large map of local walks decorates the restaurant wall. On a terrace 70 steps below the hotel a large swimming pool (may - oct weather permitting) offers wonderful views and occasional...

Last updated Tuesday, October 27, 2009 4:40:43 PM

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Hotel Zi'ntonio

Written by sunland,
Sunday, October 18, 2009 4:31:24 PM

The Ferrigno family have been running the Hotel Zi'ntonio since 1961. Antonio Ferrigno, known as Zi'ntonio, opened a small family-run guest house with restaurant, together with his wife Lucia and their children, who are today still running the business with the same devotion shown by the founder. They have a strong sense of hospitality and enthusiasm, assuring their guests a wonderful stay. One of the hotel highlight is the panoramic restaurant: Zia Maria personally take care of the delicious dished prepared with local recipes. On the terrace below the restaurant there is a swimming pool with solarium...

Last updated Tuesday, January 10, 2012 12:03:58 PM

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Residence Villa S. Alfonso

Written by sunland,
Tuesday, October 20, 2009 5:13:16 PM

Just 2 Km from the centre of Ravello in the town of Scala, Villa Sant'Alfonso Residence is the result of an ancient farmhouse refurbishing, completely restructured with great care to details in the preservation of the original architectural style. The apartments are set in a conservative garden, rich in Mediterranean vegetation - olive, lemon, fruit trees and vineyards. The position of the exclusive apartments offers a magnificent view of Ravello and beyond to the sea, affording guests the enjoyment of the natural, artistic and historical aspects of the Amalfi Coast - also on pleasant, local walks....

Last updated Tuesday, October 27, 2009 7:31:18 PM

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