As the tourists start slowly trickling into Amalfi and the cities along the Amalfi Coast emerge from their long winter naps, I am reminded again just how much I enjoy seeing people discover this beautiful part of the world. I love sharing the beauty and history of the Amalfi Coast with people, because it reminds me again and again how much this place means to me. Last week I woke up to a beautiful morning, which was made even better by knowing two particular people who would be enjoying the lovely day on their first visit to Amalfi. This week’s Sunday Shout-out goes to Valerie Schneider over at 2 Baci in a Pinon Tree, who has been blogging recently from just south of the Amalfi Coast on the Cilento coastline in southern Campania.
A few weeks ago, Valerie found Ciao Amalfi and introduced me to her great blog. Last week I had the pleasure to meet Valerie and her husband Bryan when they made a day trip up the coast to visit Amalfi. They picked a perfect day! We enjoyed what felt more like an early summer day than an early spring day by sitting outside in the sun and enjoying good conversation and lemonade at the Gran Caffè overlooking the beach in Amalfi. Head on over to 2 Baci in A Pinon Tree to read more about Valerie and Bryan’s springtime adventures in southern Italy, including some unexpected snowy weather in Basilicata! Keep exploring the blog to read about their life in the beautiful town of Ascoli Piceno in the Marche region of Italy, which Valerie’s blog has just recently introduced me to. One more place to add to my “Must See List” of Italy! Thank you to Valerie and Bryan for a wonderful morning in Amalfi!
Sunday Shout-out: South of Rome
Chef Chuck says
Ciao Laura, I love that photo, it almost makes you feel you are there, nestled in those pristine mountains!!
Ciao Laura (and Ciao Amalfi 😉 Thanks for the shout-out! It was great meeting you; hope to see you again soon. Thanks for the art history lesson about the Duomo, which really enriched our visit, and also for the lunch recommendation. We had a great meal at the little tavola calda.
Laura, We had a great time and enjoyed being able to chat and share our joint experiences about life in Italy. The Amalfi coast is truly a unique place, best of luck!
South of Rome says
Sounds fantastic! I’m hoping I can make it there soon. Happy Monday 😉 K
Ciao Chuck! Grazie! Have you done the walk from Pontone down to Amalfi? I took that photo last week on my walk down… something like 1,300 steps! There is a moment when you come around a corner and can suddenly hear all the sounds of Amalfi. Beautiful!
Ciao Valerie! You have to be careful getting me started about the Duomo of Amalfi! 🙂 So happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and lunch. La Galea is one of my favorite places for a delicious and quick meal in Amalfi. I hope to see you again soon … here or in another beautiful part of Italy!
Ciao Bryan! I enjoyed talking and hearing your stories about life in Italy, too. Best of luck with your travels! Hope to see you again soon!
Ciao Karen! Sounds great! I would love to meet you in Amalfi. Keep me posted! Happy sunny, gloriously sunny, Monday to you! 🙂