Amalfi



noun
a town in Italy: a major Mediterranean port from the 10th to the 18th century, now a resort
Contemporary Examples

As the audience enters, the diaphanous curtains onstage are gently blowing in the breezes of the amalfi coast.
Tennessee Williams’ Forgotten Masterpiece Janice Kaplan January 24, 2011

My grandmother is from Naples so I spent every summer of my childhood traveling between Capri, Sorrento, and the amalfi Coast.
Fresh Picks Marisa May January 4, 2010

Schettino has been in Meta di Sorrento near the amalfi Coast since being released on house arrest last Tuesday.
Costa Concordia Mess Widens With Salvage Team, Criminal Probe Barbie Latza Nadeau January 23, 2012

Historical Examples

Thence to amalfi, once almost the rival of Venice in the size of its commerce.
My Recollections Jules Massenet

The ancient amalfi, the city of activities and merchandise, is gone.
Italy, the Magic Land Lilian Whiting

The common opinion, which ascribes its discovery to a citizen of amalfi in the fourteenth century, is undoubtedly erroneous.
View of the State of Europe during the Middle Ages, Vol. 3 (of 3) Henry Hallam

The old amalfi, with its palaces, its arches and colonnades, lies under the sea.
Italy, the Magic Land Lilian Whiting

South of Rome were the territories of the independent counts of Naples and the republic of amalfi.
The Normans Sarah Orne Jewett

amalfi was completely destroyed, and has never regained her prestige.
Italy, the Magic Land Lilian Whiting

But Mrs. Crosby Knowlton sighed as she looked at a marble seat warm from five hundred summers of amalfi.
Babbitt Sinclair Lewis

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