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Visit of Minori
Historical and Artistic Itinerary

On the beach of the ancient Rheginna Minor, a wonderful Villa Marittima was built in the first century and made it first tourist resort on the Amalfi Coast. At the time of the Minori Maritime Republic, it became an important merchant port, home to naval arsenals, warehouses and in 987 a bishopric. Over the centuries to come, the town produced paper, lemons, and the famous “Pasta della Costa” ... Today, Minori is a “city of flavours” and a visit cannot not taste the gastronomic and confectionery specialties. Do not miss the walks through the alleys of the historic centre, to reach the narrow churches, the Bell Tower of the Annunziata, the Church of Santa Trofimena, the church of Santa Lucia, the churches of San Gennaro and Giuliano in Villamena or the Roman Villa Marittima...

Good Friday Procession

Maximum expression of popular tradition, during the Easter period the ancient religious Confraternities of Minori organize the processions of the “Battenti”, which begin on Holy Thursday “in Coena Domini”, with the Penitential Songs in “tono 'e vascio”, and continue Good Friday “in Passione Domini”, with songs in “tono ’e ’ncoppa”. The songs are the historical and cultural heritage of Minori, protected by the Ministry of Art and Culture. The “Procession of the Dead Christ” is not to be missed which, in the dim light of torches, escorts Our Lady of Sorrows and the lifeless body of Jesus to the tomb.

Feast of Santa Trofimena
Tasting of typical Ndunderi

The inhabitants of Minori are very devoted to Santa Trofimena, the adolescent saint martyred in Patti, Sicily, in the third century, whose remains were miraculously washed ashore onto the beach of Minori. Solemn celebrations are paid to the saint on July 13 and November 27, with a musical concert at dawn, a colourful procession through the streets of the town, a superb fireworks display on the sea and the preparation of the dish of the feast: NDUNDERI, probably the most ancient of the Amalfi Coast, which were consumed in the Roman Maritime Villa of Minori and Positano. #Massimo of #Torre Normanna will be delighted to prepare them for you and teach you their secrets...

Gustaminori

Delicious cultural and gastronomic event which, through a series of theatrical performances, each year with a different theme, and tasting of traditional dishes creates a real “journey into the memory”, with re-enactments of past atmospheres, ancient crafts and folk tales ...

Christmas in Minori
Cooking School of artisan Panettone and Christmas cakes at
Torre Normanna

The Christmas celebrations in Minori begin on 8 December, the day of the Immaculate Conception and last until the Epiphany. Sparkling artistic lights create a magical and fairytale atmosphere in the town. Not to be missed, there is the visit to the artistic nativity scenes set up in the city churches and the suggestive “Painted Nativity by M° Giacomo Palladino”, which is set up in the ancient stables of Minori and reproduces the Gospel of the Nativity with numerous scenes of the Nativity and the Adoration of the Wise Men...

Roman Villa

Built in the first century, it occupies an area of about 2,500 metres, although it is thought to have larger dimensions, organized on terraces sloping down to the sea. The Viridarium, enclosed on three sides by a portico, has a swimming pool in the centre whose plumbing systems are still visible. On the northern side of the inhabited body, it is possible to admire a triclinium-nymphaeum decorated with frescoes and mosaics of the III Pompeian Style. The access rooms are used as an Antiquarium, where amphorae, pottery and elements of relics are kept.
Free admission, tel. (+39) 089877087 | www.villaromanaminori.com

Basilica of Santa Trofimena

Built in the 7th century, to house the relics of the Sicilian saint, which were miraculously washed ashore on the beach of Minori. Revived in the Baroque period, this church was completely rebuilt in the 19th century. Inside: 16th century panel paintings and some 18th-19th century canvases; on the main altar a Crucifixion from the workshop of Marco Pino da Siena; in the crypt, the relics of Saint Trofimena are kept in an alabaster urn by the artist Ragozzino, dating from 1722. Free entry.

Minori's Pasta
Cooking School at Torre Normanna

Until the middle of the last century, Minori was one of the most dynamic cities along the coast, a sort of laboratory-city: “o’ cunciert e Mnure”, where lemons, paper, and the famous “Pasta della Costa” were made.
The mills scattered along this stretch of the river Reginna Minor (or Reginnolo) were constantly working to transform the wheat into flour that in the “ngiegni” (the term indicated both the production workshops as well as the semi-manual and particularly “ingenious” machines), was transformed into “pastafina” - tubetti, acini di pepe, anelletti, semi di melone - into macaroni and “longa pasta”- spaghetti ziti ... which was hung out to dry on the California seafront. A place that Richard Craven in 1821 defined in his tour through the Southern provinces of Kingdom of Naples by the Hon “a golden and fragrant island”...

Fratelli
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Contacts

C.so Vittorio Emanuele, Minori(SA)
tel.: +39 089 851418
e-mail: anticarheginna@gmail.com

Fratelli
Proto

Contacts

C.so Vittorio Emanuele, Minori(SA)
tel.: +39 089 851418
e-mail: anticarheginna@gmail.com