Articles Tagged ‘Holidays’

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...

Amalfi’s Top 5 Romantic Restaurants for Valentine’s Day

Amalfi’s Top 5 Romantic Restaurants for Valentine’s Day February 4, 2011 | Food | Read More
Valentine’s Day, or San Valentino as it is called here in Italy, is just around the corner. Do you have a date yet? How about a romantic dinner spot? If you’ll be traveling in Italy during San Valentino this year, the romance of Amalfi might just draw you to the Amalfi Coast to celebrate...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Souvenirs on a Shoestring in Amalfi

Souvenirs on a Shoestring in Amalfi November 24, 2010 | Food, Travel Tips | Read More
One of the best parts of visiting the Amalfi Coast this time of year is eperiencing the holiday atmosphere leading up to Natale (Christmas) and Capodanno (New Year’s). The little towns – with their small shops, Christmas decorations and colorful christmas lights – are festive spots...