Maiori is the main village of the valley of Tramonti. It is considered a modern resort with the largest beach along the Amalfi coast this is why it is the main destination for families. The original name was “Reghinna Major” to distinguish it from the nearby […]
Maiori is the main village of the valley of Tramonti. It is considered a modern resort with the largest beach along the Amalfi coast this is why it is the main destination for families. The original name was “Reghinna Major” to distinguish it from the nearby “Reghinna Minor”. These two locations were first colonised by the Etruscans around the 7th century, then by the Romans. After the fall of the Roman Empire of the West, they formed autonomous settlements and finally joined the confederation of the Amalfitan State. Between 830 and 840 Maiori was the mercantile heart of the new state, heart of the Greater Arsenals of the Admiralty, the Customs and The Salt Warehouses. One of the main attractions is the Norman Tower (Torre Normanna) which is the biggest and oldest of the Amalfi Coast Towers. Built between 1250 and 1300, it was used to sight and fight the enemy ships. Today it has become a famous restaurant where you can eat local food just by the sea.
Over the years Maiori became very popular for the Mediterranean cuisine. “Maiori has one foot on land and the other in a boat”. This is a nice way to say that the local cuisine is mostly based on the principle of combining garden products with the fragrance of the sea: a traditional but eclectic way of cooking that is open to new experiments: endive, chicory, spring cabbage, together with nogli, pezzenti (pork sausage) combined with aromatic herbs result in the ” menestra ‘mmaretata“. Other typical dishes include: the fresh broad beans and thick slices of salami and the typical Easter bread made with pork fat and pepper called “casatiello”. This is the ideal place for families, young people and couples. Maiori offers different kinds of attractions to satisfy all needs: relax, gastronomic itineraries, beaches and beautiful sea, natural walks, restaurants and pubs, nightclubs and fun.