Minori is a town and comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy, situated on the Amalfi Coast.
The origins of the name Minori come from its association in the past with the river that crosses it, La Rheggina, its ancient Latin name was Rheggina Minor. This name coincides with the name of the neighboring village Maiori, then known as Rheggina Maior. In time, it has come to be known simply as Minori. It is the site of well-preserved ruins of a Roman villa, which are open for public viewing.
Basilica di Santa Trofimena. Saint Trofimena was a young Sicilian martyr whose bones were found on Minori's beach and carried by a small herd of white heifer to the area where locals built temple to honour the martyr.
Roman Maritime Archeological Villa Romana. It was most probably built in the 1st century BC at sea level. One of the best preserved elements of the villa is the large hall with tunnel vaults, stucco and the remains of frescos.
Saint Nicola Convent. The Church most probably dates back to the end of the 11th century or the beginning of the 12th century.
People of Minori always care about their ancient religious roots that have characterized their history since the origin.
Among the others one of the most important is the veneration of S.Trifomena since the VI century when the Saint’s remains arrived in Minori pushing the population form the hills to the Coast.
There are 5 feastas for Santa Trofimena during the year: Easter Monday,13th of July, 5 and 27 November, and on December the 10th.
The feast of the 13th of July it's an important date for the people of the village, light, music, vivid colours and a lot of mirth. The celebrations started 1 month before on the 22th of June when during the night in front of the cathedral, a big portrait of the Saint and her imagine projected on Minori is put on stage in the main square. The most important days of the celebrations are the 12th and 13th of July.