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Pontone (Scala)

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District of the town of Scala, Pontone was part of the territory of the town of Amalfi until the early XX century. A picturesque hillside village, appreciated since the Middle Ages for its relaxed atmosphere, which explains why the clergy and nobility of the Duchy of Amalfi preferred this village as a place to stay and relax. The town is dominated by aristocratic houses, bell towers and churches of great artistic value. The Church of St. John the Baptist, dating from the XII century and several times damaged during the following centuries, preserves valuable XVI century and Baroque paintings (including an interesting Circumcision of the artist Aniello Iannicelli of 1590) and a tombstone of knight Philip Spina with an inscription dated 1346.
Even the Church of St. Philip Blacks, although built in X century, has submitted significant renovations in later centuries. It features a fine tiled floor, paintings and a crucifix in baroque stucco of the XIV century.
The Church of Santa Maria del Carmine has a clear Romanesque imprint and proposes the only example in the Amalfi Coast of a covered vault porch.
Pontone is an excellent starting point for excursions to the other centers along the Amalfi Coast and, for lovers of nature and mountain trails, to the Valle delle Ferriere or towards the famous Tower of the Ziro, a watch tower built in the XV century on a rocky outcrop overlooking the villages of Amalfi and Atrani and has tied its story to the tragic story of Giovanna of Aragon, better known as "the Mad Giovanna", who married the Duke of Amalfi Alfonso Piccolomini and was left to die of starvation along with her sons in the tower to suppress a scandal. The tragic story of Giovanna of Aragon inspired many novelists, including John Webster ( "Tragedy of the Dutchess of Amalfi"), Fran├žoise Belleforest ( "Histoire Tragique") and Felipe Lope de Vega ( "Comedia famosa y triste del Mayordomo de la Duquesa de Amalfi").

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