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 a comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of southwestern Italy, situated on the Amalfi Coast. It is the site of the well-preserved ruins of a Roman villa, which are open for public viewing.

Etymology[edit]

A view from the pier, January 2005

The origin of the name, Minori (meaning small), comes from its association in the past with the river that courses through it, La Rheggina. The ancient Latin name for the town was, Rheggina Minor. This name coincided with the ancient name of the neighboring village, Maiori (meaning large), then known as Rheggina Maior, because of the same association.

In time, the names of both of the towns have become abbreviated. Rheggina Minor now is known simply as, Minori.

Main sights[edit]

  • Basilica di Santa Trofimena - Saint Trofimena was a young Sicilian martyr. She is known by several names, and possibly may be related to a myth about the siren Parthenope. Legend says that her body was placed in an urn and thrown into the sea. The urn was carried by currents until it washed onto the beach at Minori. The people who found it used a team of small white heifers to carry it to the location where locals built temple to honour the martyr. [1]
  • Roman Maritime Archeological Villa - It was most probably built in the first 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 eleventh century or the beginning of the twelfth century. [3]

Airport[edit]

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

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