Art over Amalfi © LatitudeStock – TTL/Getty Images
For centuries, Amalfi was the capital of a busy maritime republic in the Mediterranean basin. Over time, its importance as a port diminished and Amalfi became a popular Italian tourist destination. But the city’s history from at least the 7th century to the present got the attention of the United Nations, which gave the Amalfi Coast UNESCO Heritage Site status in 1997. So, if you’re observing United Nations Day today, we’re celebrating with you. This art installation depicting a flock of doves was suspended over the Piazza del Duomo, just outside Saint Andrew’s Cathedral in Amalfi.