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Amalfi (pop. 6,000), seaport in the Campania region of Italy, on the Gulf of Salerno, near Naples. Built on a steep mountain slope and having a mild climate, it is a popular tourist center along the Amalfi Drive from Sorrento to Salerno. Amalfi became an important commercial and maritime center during the Middle Ages, for a time even rivaling Venice.

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