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Happy 150th Birthday Italy!

Happy 150th Birthday Italy! March 17, 2011 | Events | Read More
This year March 17th is a national holiday celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Unification of Italy in 1861. Happy birthday to Unified Italy! The 17th will be a bank holiday and since it falls on a Thursday may turn into a “ponte” – or long weekend – for many Italians. With...

Getting Ready for the Regatta!

Getting Ready for the Regatta! February 21, 2011 | Events | Read More
Every summer the town of Amalfi competes in the Regata Storica delle Repubbliche Marinare, an annual boat race with teams from Venice, Pisa and Genoa. Along with Amalfi, these cities represent the four historic sea republics of Italy in the Middle Ages. Last year the race took place in Genoa and the...

Buone Feste from the Amalfi Coast!

Buone Feste from the Amalfi Coast! December 23, 2010 | Events | Read More
As I was out finishing up my Christmas shopping in Amalfi on Wednesday morning, I noticed this festive Christmas artwork on the windows of the Ristorante and Pizzeria Lo Smeraldino, one of my favorite seaside restaurants in town. I love the freehand sketch of the Duomo of Amalfi on the right and the...

Christmas & New Year’s Events in Amalfi

Christmas & New Year’s Events in Amalfi December 21, 2010 | Events | Read More
The holiday season is an exciting time of year to be in Amalfi, and this year the town has an exciting series of events planned for Christmas, New Year’s and Epiphany. It’s fun to just walk through the town in the evening and enjoy the pretty Christmas lights in Piazza Duomo, the large Christmas...

Maiori Winter 2010

Maiori Winter 2010 December 7, 2010 | Events | Read More
Last weekend the town on Maiori on the Amalfi Coast kicked off the Christmas season with the inauguration of the Maiori Winter 2010 festival. This exciting winter festival will bring some new things to do to the Amalfi Coast this holiday season, including ice skating. Yes, ice skating! A temporary ice...

Upcoming Event: Coast to Coast Marathon – Sorrento to Maiori

Upcoming Event: Coast to Coast Marathon – Sorrento to Maiori December 5, 2010 | Events | Read More
The second annual Coast to Coast Marathon on the Sorrento Peninsula will take place on December 19th. The marathon starts in Sorrento and will go through the towns of Sant’ Agnello, Piano di Sorrento, Meta, Positano, Priano, Amalfi, Atrani, Minori and finish in Maiori. If you’re up for the...

Festival of Sant’ Andrea in Amalfi – November 2010

Festival of Sant’ Andrea in Amalfi – November 2010 December 2, 2010 | Events | Read More
This year’s winter celebrations for the Festival of Sant’ Andrea, Amalfi’s patron saint and protector, took place under stormy skies. Many of the usual events, including the procession of the beautiful 17th-century silver statue of the saint through the town, had to be cancelled due...

Christmas Lights in Minori

Christmas Lights in Minori November 26, 2010 | Events | Read More
Tonight the first Christmas lights of the season were inaugurated on the Amalfi Coast in the town of Minori just east of Amalfi. At 9pm the festivities for “Le Notti della Tradizione” began with the lighting of the holiday decorations throughout town, including the large albero di Natale...

Christmas Lights in Salerno 2010

Christmas Lights in Salerno 2010 November 18, 2010 | Events, Nightlife | Read More
The first signs that Christmas is just around the corner are starting to appear on the Amalfi Coast. I’ve already spotted panettone, a traditional Christmas bread, in a few stores and earlier this week I overheard children singing Christmas songs as I passed the elementary school in Amalfi. But...

Upcoming Event: Festival of Sant’ Andrea in Amalfi

Upcoming Event: Festival of Sant’ Andrea in Amalfi November 14, 2010 | Events | Read More
Many people only think of visiting the Amalfi Coast during the summer months, and it is hard to deny that the warm months are the best time of year to visit this beautiful part of Italy. However, after spending my first Christmas on the Amalfi Coast last year, I can now say that we’re coming into...
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