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Praiano, Province of Salerno, Campania, Italy

It is one of the main centers of the Amalfi Coast, located at the tip of a peninsula separating the bays of Amalfi and Positano

The small town rises on the hills of the promontory, and the beautiful beach of Marina di Praia along the sea. Its privileged position allows to see both sunrise and sunsets on the sea, a feature for which Praiano is deservedly famous.

Info

Population: ca. 1900 inhabitants -- Zip/postal code: 84010 -- Phone Area Code: 089 -- Patron Saint: San Luca celebrated on 18th October, San Gennaro celebrated on 19th September -- Frazioni & Località: Vettica Maggiore -- Useful Links: Official website of the commune www.comune.praiano.sa.it, Tourist Information Boardwww.praiano.org -- Map: see a Map of Praiano

History

The name derives from Pelagianum (from the Greek pelagos, meaning sea); for centuries a fishing and agricultural village, it was chosen as the summer residence of the Dogi of Amalfi, and was for a long time under the control of the Mariner Republic.

In the 14th century it was granted the title of Universitas and became more independent, while the manufacture of silk, linen and fishing nets developed, as well as the coral trade. In recent decades the town underwent a remarkable development of tourist activities.

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Province of Salerno

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