Minori, Campania

Comune di Minori

Coat of arms

Location of Minori in Italy

Coordinates: 40°39′N 14°37′E / 40.650°N 14.617°E / 40.650; 14.617Coordinates: 40°39′N 14°37′E / 40.650°N 14.617°E / 40.650; 14.617
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province / Metropolitan city Province of Salerno (SA)
Frazioni Montecita, Torre Paradiso, Via Monte, Via Pioppi, Via Torre, Villa Amena
  Mayor Andrea Reale (PD)
  Total 2 km2 (0.8 sq mi)
Elevation 635 m (2,083 ft)
Population (2007)
  Total 2,871
  Density 1,400/km2 (3,700/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Minoresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 84010
Dialing code 089
Patron saint Saint Trofimena
Saint day 13 July
Website Official website

Minori is a town and a comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of southwestern Italy, situated on the Amalfi Coast. It is the site of the well-preserved ruins of a Roman villa, which are open for public viewing.


A view from the pier, January 2005

The origin of the name, Minori (meaning small), comes from its association in the past with the river that courses through it, La Rheggina. The ancient Latin name for the town was, Rheggina Minor. This name coincided with the ancient name of the neighboring village, Maiori (meaning large), then known as Rheggina Maior, because of the same association.

In time, the names of both of the towns have become abbreviated. Rheggina Minor now is known simply as, Minori.

Chef Gennaro Contaldo was born in Minori .

Main sights


The nearest airport is Salerno-Pontecagnano Airport (QSR).

See also


  1. "Basilica di Santa Trofimena". Retrieved 26 April 2012.
  2. "Roman Maritime Archeological Villa". Retrieved 26 April 2012.
  3. "Saint Nicola Convent". Retrieved 26 April 2012.

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