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Luna Convento, Amalfi

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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About Luna Convento

 Via Pantaleome Comite, 33, 84011 Amalfi SA, Italy

 +39 089 871002

 www.lunahotel.it

Luna Convento and Nearby Sights on Map

Arsenale della Repubblica

The Arsenale was Amalfi's shipbuilding hub, known during the Middle Ages for its trading ships and large war-galleys which were up to 80 feet long

Porta della Marina

The Porta della Marina is the gateway to the harbor, with a huge blue and sepia ceramic panel by Renato Rossi depicting a nautical chart of the trade routes of the Republic of Amalfi in the Mediterranean during the Middle Ages

Amalfi Cathedral

The magnificent Duomo di Sant’Andrea, better known as the Amalfi Cathedral, is a 9th century Roman Catholic church that includes the Basilica of the Crucifix

Fontana di sant'Andrea

The Baroque style Fontana di sant’Andrea or Fountain of St

Valle dei Mulini

The Valley of the Mills in the Lattari mountains has hiking trails through verdant forests, waterfalls, lemon trees, and streams

Torre dello Ziro

Torre dello Ziro is a 15th century watchtower on the mountains along the Amalfi coast, as part of the Castrum Scalelle fortress

Museo della Carta

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

Via Maestra dei Villaggi

Cappuccini Convento

The Cappuccini Convento is a 13th century monastery founded by Cistercian monks which was taken over by the Capuchin Friars in the 16th century

Valle delle Ferriere

The Valle delle Ferriere is a nature reserve with unique flora in the mountains around Amalfi and Scala