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Historical heart of Amalfi Coast

By 4 октября, 2020English3 min read

This southern Italian resort has always been very popular. We’ve collected colourful and restored photographs and postcards since 1919. In our installations you can find a comparison of these old postcards with what these places look like now.

Hotel Santa Caterina in Amalfi. Photo 1956. The hotel is located in a villa of the end of the 19th century in a “free style”, in the picturesque landscape of the Amalfi coast...

Hotel Santa Caterina in Amalfi. Photo 1956. The hotel is located in a villa of the end of the 19th century in a “free style”, in the picturesque landscape of the Amalfi coast…

The grotto of St. Christopher at the entrance to Amalfi. Named after the Chapel of the same name. The Chapel has a gable facade with a triangular window on the entrance door and on the left wall a fresco depicting Christopher with the Baby Jesus in his arms.

The grotto of St. Christopher at the entrance to Amalfi. Named after the Chapel of the same name. The Chapel has a gable facade with a triangular window on the entrance door and on the left wall a fresco depicting Christopher with the Baby Jesus in his arms.

Amalfi. A view of the coast in 1953.

Amalfi. A view of the coast in 1953.

Панорама Амальфи 1956

Панорама Амальфи 1956

The Night in Amalfi 1962

The Night in Amalfi 1962

View of Amalfi from the terrace of the present Grand Hotel Convento 1953.

View of Amalfi from the terrace of the present Grand Hotel Convento 1953.

View of one of the most luxurious hotels in Amalfi. This is what the NH Collection Grand Hotel Convento looked like in 1956. Now the hotel has a chic elevator in the rock, which can be reached from the parking lot in just 10 steps. In the past, the elevator was external and started from a staircase that was across the street from the parking lot. Now, all these terraces are left in the exact same place

View of one of the most luxurious hotels in Amalfi. This is what the NH Collection Grand Hotel Convento looked like in 1956. Now the hotel has a chic elevator in the rock, which can be reached from the parking lot in just 10 steps. In the past, the elevator was external and started from a staircase that was across the street from the parking lot. Now, all these terraces are left in the exact same place

Panorama of the port of Amalfi, as it was in 1957. Now you could find this place. It’s Ristorante Lo Smeraldino. The beach hasn't changed a bit. It's just become full of chic luxury yachts.

Panorama of the port of Amalfi, as it was in 1957. Now you could find this place. It’s Ristorante Lo Smeraldino. The beach hasn’t changed a bit. It’s just become full of chic luxury yachts.

Amalfi panorama with a bush of bougainvillea (the original name of the card). We have not been able to determine the type of ship in the port, in our opinion, it is a voyage passenger steamer.

Amalfi panorama with a bush of bougainvillea (the original name of the card). We have not been able to determine the type of ship in the port, in our opinion, it is a voyage passenger steamer.

Amalfi's panorama. Roadview. When you're going from Sorrento.

Amalfi’s panorama. Roadview. When you’re going from Sorrento.

The description of the card indicates that this is another historical regatta. The one that is held every four years between Pisa, Genoa, Venice and Amalfi. Though on dresses it is more similar to celebration of the Byzantium New Year.

The description of the card indicates that this is another historical regatta. The one that is held every four years between Pisa, Genoa, Venice and Amalfi. Though on dresses it is more similar to celebration of the Byzantium New Year.

Воздушная панорама Амальфи, с запада. Год 1957

Воздушная панорама Амальфи, с запада. Год 1957

View of Amalfi if you move from Sorrento side. 1952.

View of Amalfi if you move from Sorrento side. 1952.

From the tower near Hotel Luna. 1953. Now it’s a fancy restaurant

From the tower near Hotel Luna. 1953. Now it’s a fancy restaurant

The yacht leaves Amalfi port 1954.

The yacht leaves Amalfi port 1954.

Panorama of Atrani 1959.

Panorama of Atrani 1959.

View of Atrani from the city bell tower 1959.

View of Atrani from the city bell tower 1959.

Atrani. Main street. The view from our apartment of 1974

Atrani. Main street. The view from our apartment of 1974

The Castiglione Beach 1970

The Castiglione Beach 1970

Minori. View from Torre Paradiso. 1954

Minori. View from Torre Paradiso. 1954

Minori Beach 1954

Minori Beach 1954

View of the viewing room above Positano. It's a huge parking lot now. On weekends there are a lot of buses and hundreds of tourists taking pictures of one of the most beautiful views over the city.

View of the viewing room above Positano. It’s a huge parking lot now. On weekends there are a lot of buses and hundreds of tourists taking pictures of one of the most beautiful views over the city.

View of Positano from the city seaport. 1972.

View of Positano from the city seaport. 1972.

View of Maiori Beach 1972

View of Maiori Beach 1972

One of the oldest photos. A view of the Sorrento-Positano road. 1919. Now a very popular tourist bus stop and a small exhibition and sale of paintings by local artists.

One of the oldest photos. A view of the Sorrento-Positano road. 1919. Now a very popular tourist bus stop and a small exhibition and sale of paintings by local artists.