Amalfi Coast

The World Center Resort is situated in the village of Vettica Amalfi, in a central location and with a very strategic overview of the Amalfi Coast . Just 100 meters away is the bus stop that will take you in a few minutes from the center of Amalfi or in the direction of Naples. The Villa is located a short distance from the beautiful beaches and spectacular Amalfi : Santa Croce with its beautiful Natural Arch , or the Vigne, accessible by boat from Amalfi or from the ancient village of Conca Dei Marini, Furore with its fishing village, the old mill and paper mill.

Historic

The coast has been inhabited since the Paleolithic period , following by the Etruscans and Romans , who transformed the coast while inland agricultural oasis resort and built country villas . Then followed the Gothic wars , the Byzantine Empire , where Amalfi began to assert itself until it became a powerful maritime republic , being able to defend themselves against the Lombards , Saracens and the Eastern Empire. Amalfi founded colonies and centers of representation in Alexandria, Egypt , Tunis , Cyprus, Byzantium, even in India. On Mount Athos in Greece founded a monastery, in Jerusalem a great hospital capable of over 1000 beds, the Hospitaller Brothers of St. John now known as the Order of the Knights of Malta. Conquered by the Normans , passed in feudal fief under the Angevins and the Aragonese , until the last duke in 1582 , when it became a state-owned land in the Kingdom of Naples. Today the glories of the ancient Republic are told by the exhibits in the Museum of the Duchy of Amalfi , Ancient Arsenals and at the Diocesan Museum located in the Church of the Crucifix. Memorable visit to the Duomo with bronze portal since 1066 donated to the city by the family Pantaleon, the ancient bell tower of 1180, the crypt with the statue of St Andrew of Michelangelo Naccherino , and the Cloister of Paradise of 1200 .

Amalfi and Vettica

Amalfi embraces within its territory , as well as the city center , five hamlets along the west coast . Vettica extends to the edge of the village of Conca dei Marini and enchants with its delightful beaches , caves and lemon terraces . The area is characterized by medieval houses once belonged to families further enriched with maritime commerce . Vettica has always been a favorite place of residence by the nobles of Amalfi which granted their lands to pastinandum to local farmers , who were divided between the work of sailors and of the fields.
The town of Vettica of Amalfi retains all the charm and the identity of the Amalfi Coast : immersed in the typical Mediterranean vegetation ( between the scents of myrtle, strawberry tree , sage, laurel , juniper , mastic, rosemary, caper ) , that between the eleventh and twelfth centuries , in the hilly slopes , has been replaced by terraces supported by dry -stone walls , planted with citrus trees, olive trees , vines, carob tree s, medlar and mulberry trees . The characteristic arbor support the vines and lemon trees, allowing the cultivation of the ground below , to vegetables and herbs typical of the traditional cuisine of the area, giving freshness and shelter. The typical houses with vaulted represent the union between the other four structures of the coastal landscape and hills : the carcare , terraces , pathways and structures tiers conduction of water. The name of the village comes from the greek word Euactè , good bay, that has transformed over time into Baetica , Bettica and finally Vettica .