Minori: A Pretty Town with a Long History
Minori is a small town located in the middle of the Amalfi Coast, less famous (and also a bit less expensive) than its famous neighbors of Amalfi, Ravello, and Positano. Its convenient location makes it the ideal base for exploring the entire coastline and Sorrento Peninsula, while its relaxed atmosphere and wide range of services from restaurants to beach clubs invite visitors to settle in and stay awhile.
Minori's history stretches back millennia. The town was once known as Rheginna Minor, while the next town over was known as Rheginna Maior, today Maiori. Minori's name is derived from the name of a nearby river and probably dates back to the Etruscan or Greek ages. Minori has a delightful atmosphere of a timeless coastal town bookended by the Mediterranean Sea to one side and the cliffs of the Amalfi Coast to the other. The picturesque center is thick with colorful lanes and historic fishermen's cottages.
Who Is Minori?
Contrary to popular belief, the Manga anime character Minori Kushieda from the Toradora! series is not inspired by the Italian town. Known for her flowing brown hair and cheery disposition, Minori's name is simply a happy coincidence and not tied to the Amalfi Coast.