The current talk of the town in Amalfi has been the Christmas lights, which are not only still up but also are still turned on most nights. Very strange since they are usually taken down by the Feast of San Biagio at the latest (beginning of February). Recently, news came out that the lights had remained up because a Japanese movie is being filmed in Amalfi and along the coast, and the producers had paid to keep the lights up for longer. Last night all the lights were lit up over the main street of Amalfi, which you can see in the photo at the top. As we walked up the street it was as if the city had one voice. Standing in the open shop doorways and along the steps leading off the main street, everyone was admiring and talking about the lights. And we found ourselves taking part in little conversations about the lights all the way to the top of Amalfi before we turned around and admired the lights on the walk back down to Piazza Duomo. If the Christmas lights are going to be up, I heartily agree with the Amalfitans that they might as well be appreciated! I have a weak spot in my heart for lights on trees, and this neon palm tree was my favorite Christmas decoration in Amalfi this year.
I will let you all know if I find out the name of the movie!