What to see and what to do in Minori
The small town of Minori, although its name in Italian means “Minor”, is actually quite a surprise on the Amalfi Coast. It has much to offer tourists, and luckily comes ignored by the masses (who visit exclusively Amalfi and Positano), giving the opportunity to the true lovers of Italy, to appreciate and discover it.
Before starting, I want to leave you a short video summary of our visit to Minori.
Top tourist attractions to see in Minori
Minori is a mix of the best things to see and do in Italy: beaches, natural beauties, Roman archaeological sites, gastronomy, churches and relics, characteristic historic center, and port from which to reach cities such as Amalfi, Positano, Vietri sul mare and Capri!. What more can you ask a coastal town of 3000 inhabitants ?.
Among the main tourist attractions to see in Minori:
1.- Roman Villa of the 1st century
An incredible Roman holiday villa from the 1st century. It is very well preserved, you can visit a small museum with archaeological relics found on the coasts and in the village. The entrance is free, they only ask to write the name and the number of participants in a register that is in the entrance. The Villa itself is small but it is very interesting, you can read the history of the different aged, and the excavations. Without a doubt it is an interesting place to visit in the Amalfi Coast. It is really easy to get to the Village since it is located in the historic center.
2.- Basilica of Santa Trofimea
Santa Trofimea is the holy martyr of Minori, devotion is very felt and is celebrated three times a year, with processions and folkloric manifestations. Within the Church you can visit the crypt with the relics of Santa Trofimea di Minori. You must to go down some stairs and come to a small crypt. The Church is located near the main street and can be seen from it.
3.- Beaches and coastline of Minori
Among all the towns of the Amalfi Coast, Minori offers a quite big and sandy beach. You can pay for an umbrella and two chairs (about € 20 / day) in a private center, or use the “free” beach that is usually quite small and very popular. During the summer it is usually quite visited so I recommend you arrive very early. The parking lot is very close to the beach so you will not have problems. If you move in bus or boat, Minori’s beach is quite easy to get to.
On the coast, you can walk and appreciate the fountains and trees that decorate it. And right in the middle, you can take the boats to other locations on the Amalfi Coast like Amalfi, Positano, Sorrento and Capri.
Parking costs € 2.5 / hour and they charge the full rate even if you spend one minute!. Motorbikes also pay for parking, and you have to do it with your cell phone (there is an app for it). They do a lot of fines, so do not forget to pay for parking!.
3. – Pastry shop “Sal di Riso”
The pastry shop “Sal di Riso”, in Italian Pasticceria Sal di Riso, is famous for being the cradle of “Ricotta e Pere cake”, as well as other delicious sweets based on local products such as lemon from the Amalfi coast. The candy option is quite extensive, they also have ice cream, so you will surely find something to your liking. The pastry shop is located on the main road (the same SS163) just in front of the coast, it is not difficult to find it. I recommend you to try the coffee too, strong and very italian taste!.
Best Typical dishes to try in Minori – Amalfi Coast
In Minori do not stop trying the Delicacy with Lemon, Ricotta and Pera Cake, limoncello, and dishes based on fresh fish.
Where to sleep in Minori
Minori is a very small city, and the number of accommodation is quite small. It is an excellent option to sleep on the Amalfi Coast because it is practically flat and can easily walk unlike towns like Positano !. It also has plenty of space to enjoy the beach and best of all from its small port boats leave for many famous places such as Amalfi, Positano, Salerno, Capri and Sorrento !. It is one of the best accommodation options on the Amalfi Coast !
How to get to Minori
Minori is located right on the coast, you can get to Minori driving thourght the SS163 road either by private car or by bus (SITA bus). Minori is on the main line of the Amalfi Coast, so it is quite easy to drive to. During the summer (generaly from april to september) you can also get to Minori by boat from Amalfi, Positano, Vietri sul Mare, Salerno, Capri.
Others Towns to visit near to Minori
If you visit Minori, you can also enjoy the beautiful towns in the nearby.