The City

It was built in the 9th century by Prince Sicardo. In 1622, due to very high merits, a decree by Philip IV elevated Maiori to the status of a royal city.

Of great historical and geographical importance is the Castle of San Nicola, located at the foot of the Ponticchio hill. The building - which covers an area of 7500 square meters - was built in the second half of the 1400s.

Along the course of the Reginna Maior, after the village of San Pietro, you will find the Sanctuary of Santa Maria delle Grazie, an ancient building rebuilt after the flood of 1910, with a bell tower and an 18th-century facade. Inside the Sanctuary, there is a 15th-century canvas called "The Visitation," and a marble baptismal font dating back to 1200 is proudly displayed.

Along the sea, you will encounter two caves: one with sulphurous-magnesian water, and the other, known as Grotta Pannone, contains numerous stalactites.

Maiori, with its excellent hotel facilities, is an attractive tourist destination.

How to Reach Maiori

Highway A3, exit Vietri sul Mare at km. 20, continue along S.S. 163.

The Municipality can also be reached by public bus services.

Slices of Culture and Nature in Maiori

  • Abbey of S. Maria de' Olearia
  • Castle of San Nicola de Thoro Plano
  • Norman coastal tower or dell'angolo
  • Tower of Milo
  • Coastal tower of Capo Tummolo
  • Coastal tower La Cerniola (Location Erchie)
  • Parish Museum
  • Sanctuary of Santa Maria a Mare
  • Sanctuary of Santa Maria delle Grazie
  • Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell'Avvocata
  • Church and Convent of San Francesco
  • Convent of San Domenico
  • Grotto of the Annunciation
  • Sulphurous water cave
  • Grotto Pannone
  • Grotto Porta di Monte Piano
  • Demanio di Vecite