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The town of Amalfi is located in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of Italy. The town lies at the mouth of a deep ravine at the bottom of Monte Cerrato which is 1, 315 meters above sea level. Amalfi is also surrounded by cliffs and magnificent coastal scenery. Amalfi is the principal town on the Costiera Amalfitana (Amalfi Coast) and is a very important, and busy, tourist destination along the Amalfi Coast along with the towns of Positano, Ravello and others. The town has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Located in the heart of Amalfi, at the top of a staircase, is Saint Andrew's Cathedral which overlooks the Piazza Duomo. Dating back to the 11th century, the cathedral's interior is of a Baroque style and has a nave and two aisles divided by 20 columns. In contrast to the interior, the cathedral's exterior has a Byzantine style with a number of paintings of saints, including a large fresco of Saint Andrew.
The Amalfi Coast region is famed for its production of Limoncello liqueur and, unsurprisingly, for growing lemons. The region's lemons are typically longer and double the size of other lemons and have a thick wrinkled skin and a sweet and juicy flesh without many pips. It is not uncommon to see lemons growing in the terraced gardens along the Amalfi Coast between February and October.