The origins of the building date back to 987 AC. It’s been rebuilt and refashioned countless times over the centuries. The façade was built in 19th century.
Amalfi was a powerful independent city state from 9th to 11th century AC. It was one of “Repubbliche marinare” (Sea Republics), some independent Italian cities on the Mediterranean Sea (among them Venice, Genoa and Pisa), extremely wealthy for their trades between Middle East and European countries.