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The Luna Convento was founded as a convent in 1222 by St Francis of Assissi, and is today a hotel that counts Henrik Ibsen, Mussolini and Ingrid Bergman among its celebrity guests.
The Luna Convento was founded as a convent in 1222 by St Francis of Assissi, and is today a hotel that counts Henrik Ibsen, Mussolini and Ingrid Bergman among its celebrity guests. The monks’ cells, which have been converted into guest rooms, have antique furnishings with hand-painted ceramic tiles and frescoed ceilings. They are arranged around the tranquil Romanesque cloisters. The Luna Convento is also famous for the 15th century Torre Saracena which offers panoramic views along the coast, and the Baroque chapel.
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The Baroque style Fontana di sant’Andrea or Fountain of St
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Torre dello Ziro is a 15th century watchtower on the mountains along the Amalfi coast, as part of the Castrum Scalelle fortress
The Museo della Carta or Paper Mill Museum, housed in a 15th century mill, traces the history of paper production since its invention by Chinese minister Ts’ai Lun in 105 AD, with a focus on the small scale traditional paper mills that once flourished in Amalfi
The Cappuccini Convento is a 13th century monastery founded by Cistercian monks which was taken over by the Capuchin Friars in the 16th century
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