Duomo di San Lorenzo

The Amalfi Coast

Once a flourishing religious centre with more than a hundred churches, Scala is now a sleepy place where the wind whistles through empty streets and gnarled locals go patiently about their daily chores. In the central square, the Romanesque duomo retains some of its 12th-century solemnity.

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