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Visit Minori

Relax in a coastal village famous for its ancient buildings, sea views and varieties of handmade pastas.

Minori is a seaside village of pastel colored houses surrounded by hills of terraced gardens filled with lemon groves and orange trees. As with many other villages on the Amalfi Coast, the area has been a place of sanctuary and relaxation for centuries. Wealthy Romans were drawn to its beauty and built their vacation homes here.

Visit Minori’s ancient Roman villa, thought to be the former seaside residence of a Roman aristocrat. Examine the archeological finds in the small museum situated among the ruins. Artifacts include fragments of frescoes, mosaics and clay vases. Walk around the well-preserved rooms of the lower section of the house. Study the mosaic tiled floor and step inside the ancient sauna.

One of Minori’s most attractive sights is the Basilica of Santa Trofimena, with its ornate façade and richly decorated interior. The building is dedicated to Minori’s patron saint, a young girl who was killed by her father for wanting to embrace Christianity. Her bones were found on the beach and carried inland, and the locals built a church to honor her. The present day basilica is an 18th century structure built over the original church. Pause by the saint’s relics, which are kept in an urn in the crypt.

For centuries Minori was the center for pasta production in the region and today the handmade pasta tradition continues. Other locally made produce on sale in shops and restaurants include pastries, lemon-based desserts, and limoncello liquor. Visit toward the end of August and beginning of September to catch the Expo del Gusto. This open-air event is a showcase of the area’s wines, foods, arts and crafts. During summer, locals flock to Minori’s sandy beach. Rent a lounge and umbrella and dip your toes in the sea.

Minori is situated on a small stretch of coastline between Amalfi and Vietri and is easily reached via the coast road. You can also take the SITA bus service that runs along the Amalfi Coast. The nearest train station is in Salerno and you can catch the bus from there.

Top Hotels in Minori

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Villa Romana Hotel & Spa
Villa Romana Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
Corso Vittorio Emanuele 90, Minori, SA
CA $75
per night
Jan 5 - Jan 6

Located in the heart of Minori, this beach hotel is steps from Sorrento Peninsula and Villa Romana. Villa Rufolo and Maiori Beach are also within 2 miles (3 ...

4.2/5Very Good! (233 reviews)

"Everything about this hotel was fabulous. Roberta and Anna on Reception were fantastic- nothing was too much trouble. The only downside to the hotel is the taxi company they use. Don’t book taxi travel via the hotel - it’s far more expensive. The taxi company charge supplements for some of their ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 13, 2019

Villa Romana Hotel & Spa
Hotel Europa
Hotel Europa
Via Strada Nuova, 65, Minori, Campania
CA $53
per night
Dec 14 - Dec 15

Situated near the beach, this hotel is steps away from Sorrento Peninsula and Villa Romana. Villa Rufolo and Maiori Beach are also within 2 miles (3 km).

3.6/5Good! (22 reviews)

"Staff was not helpful or polite. Was told to wait until until after 9am to get out car back form a “private spot”. Negotiated that time form 10am-we wanted to be out the door at 8am. Was not sympathetic to the fact that we had a flight to catch."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 9, 2019

Hotel Europa
Orto Paradiso
Orto Paradiso

Situated in Minori, this bed & breakfast is steps away from Sorrento Peninsula and Villa Romana. Villa Rufolo and Maiori Beach are also within 1 mile (2 ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)

"The hotel was very lovely, breakfast was fresh and tasty, and the view was amazing. The only thing that was never mentioned was that there were over 400 steps to get up to the hotel from the road. It took 15 minutes a few breaks along the way to and from the hotel. An elderly person or person with ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 1, 2019

Orto Paradiso

Popular things to do in Minori

Marina Grande Beach
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Marina Grande Beach

4.5/5(131 reviews)

This charming port has served as Sorrento’s connection to the sea for almost 2,000 years and is still in use by local fishermen.

Piazza Tasso
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Piazza Tasso

4.5/5(111 reviews)

This main square in Sorrento is a great place for people-watching, admiring Baroque architecture and learning about the local history.

Villa Rufolo
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Villa Rufolo

4.5/5(38 reviews)

Visit the beautiful terraced gardens that hang over the sea and once inspired the German composer Richard Wagner at this 13th century villa.

Top activities in Minori

Amalfi Coast Private Boat Cruise from Minori
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Amalfi Coast Private Boat Cruise from Minori

CA $197

See the majestic beauty of the Amalfi Coast on a fully customizable 6 hour private boat excursion departing from Minori. Enjoy fine views of the famous Amalfi Coast up close and in the most relaxing away while cruising along the coastline, stopping to swim in secluded coves, and enjoying free time ashore to explore charming seaside villages.

Capri Private Boat Excursion from Minori
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Capri Private Boat Excursion from Minori

CA $189

If you've been dreaming of seeing the beautiful island of Capri, this private 6 hour boat excursion from Minori will show you the exquisite charms of Capri from the best vantage point – the sea.

Skip-the-Line Pompeii & Vesuvius Tour: Day Trip Back in Time
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Skip-the-Line Pompeii & Vesuvius Tour: Day Trip Back in Time

CA $184

Visit both the ruined city of Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius, the volcano that destroyed it, in one day trip. Travel from Rome to Pompeii, where you will enjoy Skip-the-Line entry, and then to the foot of Vesuvius in an air-conditioned private coach, entertained all the way by your expert tour co-ordinator.

Pompeii & Amalfi Coast Full-Day Tour
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Pompeii & Amalfi Coast Full-Day Tour

CA $132

Explore the ancient city of Pompeii, one of the most visited archaeological sites in the world, and enjoy the stunning landscapes of the Amalfi Coast. With your local driver leading the way, soak up the charming atmosphere of Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello.

Pompeii & Mt.Vesuvius with Pizza or Wine Tasting
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Pompeii & Mt.Vesuvius with Pizza or Wine Tasting

CA $95

Explore Pompeii, one of the world's most visited archaeological sites, and enjoy a drive up to the crater of Mount Vesuvius, which destroyed the city and preserved its ruins in ash in 79 AD. A glimpse of ancient Roman culture and panoramic views of the Gulf of Naples await you.

Amalfi Coast drive with Ravello, Amalfi&Positano stop day-trip from Rome
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Amalfi Coast drive with Ravello, Amalfi&Positano stop day-trip from Rome

CA $204

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Ravello - Atrani Walk, Via Santa Chiara, Ravello Italy You will meet the english speaking driver at your accomodation and then you are ready to travel South. Along the Haghway 1 you can stop for coffee and restroom.

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Oct 1, 2019

Lovely little town with easy access to the boat tours.