Norman watchtower and Al Castello, Maiori

Yesterday the sun came out after almost a week of rain and clouds, and everyone seems to have had the same idea … time for a walk! We headed toward Maiori, because this time of year it gets the sunlight longer in the late afternoon than Amalfi, which is my usual favorite city for making a passeggiata, or walk. Maiori has a lovely, tree-lined promenade along the sea, and a port with the nice views of the city above. Everyone was out enjoying the good weather, from families, kids of all ages, people walking dogs, doing errands, to friends catching up in the sunshine. These are the moments when you can catch a true glimpse of life here on the Amalfi Coast, without all the hubbub of summer and the masses of tourists. While the weather is certainly not so lovely this time of year, it is a great time to visit the Amalfi Coast if you want to see day to day life here.

From the port of Maiori there is also a lovely view of the Amalfi Coast and Ravello, which is particularly nice at sunset. Today it is miserably rainy and foggy again, which makes these few hours yesterday especially sweet!

1 Comment
  • manordtorpm

    It reminds me of living in Denmark when you go for a walk nearly every evening anyway, but when the weather is good — the streets, parks, even cemeteries are filled with people enjoying the sun.

    January 25, 2009

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