Minori, Campania

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Minori
Comune
Comune di Minori
Italy 2005 View to Minori by Girl razor.jpg
Coat of arms of Minori
Coat of arms
Minori is located in Italy
Minori
Minori
Location of Minori in Italy
Coordinates: 40°39′N 14°37′E / 40.650°N 14.617°E / 40.650; 14.617Coordinates: 40°39′N 14°37′E / 40.650°N 14.617°E / 40.650; 14.617
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Province of Salerno (SA)
Frazioni Montecita, Torre Paradiso, Via Monte, Via Pioppi, Via Torre, Villa Amena
Government
 • Mayor Andrea Reale (PD)
Area
 • Total 2 km2 (0.8 sq mi)
Elevation 635 m (2,083 ft)
Population (2007)
 • Total 2,871
 • Density 1,400/km2 (3,700/sq mi)
Demonym Minoresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 84010
Dialing code 089
Patron saint Saint Trofimena
Saint day 13 July
Website Official website

Minori is a town and comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy, situated on the Amalfi Coast.

Etymology[edit]

A view from the pier, January 2005

The origins of the name Minori come from its association in the past with the river that crosses it, La Rheggina, its ancient Latin name was Rheggina Minor. This name coincides with the name of the neighboring village Maiori, then known as Rheggina Maior. In time, it has come to be known simply as Minori. It is the site of well-preserved ruins of a Roman villa, which are open for public viewing.

Airport[edit]

Aereo The nearest airport is Salerno-Pontecagnano Airport (QSR).

Main sights[edit]

  • Basilica di Santa Trofimena. Saint Trofimena was a young Sicilian martyr whose bones were found on Minori's beach and carried by a small herd of white heifer to the area where locals built temple to honour the martyr. [1]
  • Roman Maritime Archeological Villa. It was most probably built in the 1st century BC at sea level. One of the best preserved elements of the villa is the large hall with tunnel vaults, stucco and the remains of frescos. [2]
  • Saint Nicola Convent. The Church most probably dates back to the end of the 11th century or the beginning of the 12th century. [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Basilica di Santa Trofimena". Retrieved 26 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Roman Maritime Archeological Villa". Retrieved 26 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "Saint Nicola Convent". Retrieved 26 April 2012. 

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Minori at Wikimedia Commons