On Sunday we woke up to a glorious day here on the Amalfi Coast, perhaps the best day of the year so far. When I opened the window in the morning, I knew immediately how I wanted to spend La Festa della Donna. It was time for the first trip to the beach of 2009! I packed a picnic of tuna and pomodoro panini and blood oranges, and we set out. The beach was empty and the sun was warm. It was almost surreal to have the beach in Amalfi alone on a beautiful day, and today I had to go back and look at the photos to remind myself it actually happened. It was a wonderful reminder that summer is coming soon!
It was great to see one of my favorite restaurants Lo Smeraldino,
lower left, open and full of people enjoying the sunny terrace.