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6hamlets

art and history

the medieval hamlets

Despite having only 1500 inhabitants, it is spread over a territory of 13 sq km, thus the largest town on the coast.  Its geography is varied: rocks overhanging the sea and Amalfi and Atrani, mountainous areas which border on the province of Naples. The town’s structure is strictly medieval. There are 6 decentralized hamlets, each with its own church and lying along a north-south axis. In the past, during its greatest splendour, the inhabited areas formed one area, built up with finely decorated noble dwellings. Nowadays, after many historical misfortunesm Scala’s buildings are further apart from each other and each hamlet has its own character and identity.

The centre
of Scala

The Cathedral of St Lawrence, the two squares, the 18th century fountain and the noble buildings.

art & history

The hamlet of
S. Pietro

Also called Campoleone. This is the birthplace of  the founder of the
Order of the Knights of Malta.

ART & HISTORY
ART & HISTORY

The hamlet of
S. Caterina

A mountainous area, immersed in chestnut groves.  Many trekking paths.

The hamlet of
Campidoglio

This is the highest and most panoramic. Trekking and rock-climbing along the path which leads to Punta d’Aglio.

ART & HISTORY

The hamlet
of Minuta

The small church of the Holy Annunciation, the panoramic square, the steps leading down to Amalfi and the ruins of the Basilica of St Eustace.

ART & HISTORY
ART & HISTORY

The hamlet
of Pontone

The medieval hamlet nearest to the sea on Monte Aureo (the Golden Mount). Trekking along the path leading to the Ziro Tower and Valle delle Ferriere.