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Praiano

4.3
Nightlife · Landmarks · Beaches
Praiano is a town and comune of the province of Salerno in the Campania region of southwest Italy. It is situated on the Amalfi Coast (Costiera Amalfitana), a prime tourist location for the region and Italy alike, between the towns of Amalfi and Positano.In 1997, the Amalfi Coast, including Praiano's "Vettica Maggiore" frazione was inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. As of December 1, 2009, the town's population constitutes 2,069 inhabitants.HistoryThe town's name derives from the praia, or beach, from the Latin word pelagium, meaning "open sea." During the 10th-11th centuries, Praiano was once the summer residence of the doges of the Duchy of Amalfi.During the Angevin period, a fortified tower, the Assiola, was constructed to defend the town. Praiano had an important local silk industry, however, it disappeared during the 19th century. With the discovery of corals in the vicinity around the 1800s, Praiano's economy was revitalized, mainly focusing on the fishing and tourism industries ever since.Main sightsAttractions include the Church of San Luca Evangelista, dating back to 1123. On the inside, there are paintings by Renaissance painter Giovanni Bernardo Lama dating to the 16th century. Another attraction is the Church of San Giovanni Battista, featuring a well-preserved maiolica tiled floor, dating back to the 12th-13th centuries.
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Grotte di Suppraiano ©
Cave
Grotte di Suppraiano
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos ©
Outdoor Activity
I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Parrocchia Di San Gennaro ©
Landmark
Parrocchia Di San Gennaro
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Parocchia di San Luca Evangelista ©
Landmark
Parocchia di San Luca Evangelista
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Praiano

Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Lookout
Il Sentiero Degli Dei Positano
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Garden
Villa Cimbrone Gardens Ravello
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Boat Tour
Boat Tours & Water Sports Positano
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Fornillo ©
Beach
Fornillo Positano
4.2
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Praiano

Marina di Praia Beach ©
Beach
Marina di Praia Beach
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
IL Presepe nella Roccia
Landmark
IL Presepe nella Roccia
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
Spiaggia della Gavitella
Outdoor Activity
Spiaggia della Gavitella
3.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Torre a Mare
Observation Deck
Torre a Mare
3.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

Shopping in Praiano

La Bacheca ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
La Bacheca
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Lizart Ceramiche ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Lizart Ceramiche
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Keramos Edone ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Keramos Edone
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Praiano

Convento di Santa Maria a Castro
Religious Site
Convento di Santa Maria a Castro
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

Wildlife in Praiano

La Boa Diving Center ©
Scuba / Snorkeling
La Boa Diving Center
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Plaghia Charter ©
Boat Rental
Plaghia Charter
4.7
Duration: 8 hours
Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista
Landmark
Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Torre di Grado
Observation Deck
Torre di Grado
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
Il Gusto della Costa ©
Distillery
Il Gusto della Costa
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes

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