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Early Spring Beach Day in Amalfi

Early Spring Beach Day in Amalfi February 10, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
The water in Amalfi is beautiful throughout the year, but for me it always seems the clearest and most tempting in the early spring. Last weekend was splendid weather, warm enough even to have a sandwich outdoors and spend a few hours at the beach in Amalfi! The water temperature is only around 14°C...

A Night at Ravello’s Auditorium Oscar Niemeyer

A Night at Ravello’s Auditorium Oscar Niemeyer January 21, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Earlier this month I attended a concert at the Auditorium Oscar Niemeyer, which was the first time I was inside Ravello’s new modern auditorium. Designed by the famous Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, the Auditorium just might go down in history as one of the most controversial architectural...

A Winter Day in Sorrento

A Winter Day in Sorrento January 18, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Last week I wrote about Visiting the Amalfi Coast in the Winter, and how the cool, clear air makes for fine views. I had a reminder of that when I spent a lovely afternoon recently with friends in Sorrento. This photo was taken from the beautiful terrace of the Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria in Sorrento...

Amalfi’s Largo Scario Fountain Presepe

Amalfi’s Largo Scario Fountain Presepe January 6, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Just before Christmas I shared photos of a beautiful fountain presepe in Amalfi’s Piazza dello Spirito Santo, and promised I would share photos of the other nativity in Largo Scario.  Located just off the Amalfi Coast Road as it runs through Amalfi, the Largo Scario is a little piazza known for...

Amalfi’s Piazza dello Spirito Santo Fountain Presepe

Amalfi’s Piazza dello Spirito Santo Fountain Presepe December 14, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
One of my favorite Christmas traditions in Amalfi is the creation of the elaborate presepi, or nativities, in two of the town’s fountains. Following Amalfi’s main street from the Piazza Duomo up toward the mountains, you’ll find the little Piazza dello Spirito Santo, which is named...

Family-Friendly Christmas Activities on the Amalfi Coast

Family-Friendly Christmas Activities on the Amalfi Coast December 9, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
Christmas is a magical time to visit the Amalfi Coast. Many of the towns along southern Italy’s famous coastline celebrate with colorful displays of Christmas lights, concerts, grand firework displays for Capodanno (New Year’s) and events throughout the holiday season. Christmas centers around...

Maltempo in Amalfi

Maltempo in Amalfi November 5, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
  This year November arrived on the Amalfi Coast with a strong scirocco wind that stirred up very rough seas and strong storms, or maltempo. The scirocco are warm winds that blow from the southwest and often bring big waves that crash against the rocks and piers of Amalfi. It is quite a show to watch...