Also the rooms
positioned at the northern side are beautiful: they face a little
characteristic square: Largo Santa Maria Maggiore on the square
you can find the homonymous church with its very ancient bell tower
(realized in 936 by the duke of Monsone I) which – high about 6 mt –
arrives to the windows of the hotel where its guests can see it.
Other rooms are positioned
along the the ancient vicolo dei prefetturi which face oll the houses
cling to the rocky coast which overlooks the ancient sailor republic;
there are also some of the oldest houses of Amalfi to be admired, and
several noble domus. Then, there's quite visible the very ancient tower
of Ziro built by the duke Antonio Piccolomini in 1480; it represent one
of the principal historical testimonies of the defensive organization
of Amalfi; according to the popular traditions, this is the place where,
in 1510, Joanna of Aragone was first imprisoned and then killed with her sons.