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One cool and sunny February morning in 2008, we went for a drive as we often do in the winter. With no particular destination in mind, we go exploring up and down the Amalfi Coast, enjoying the warm winter sun, the roads free of buses and tourist traffic, and the beautiful views. During these busy summer months, I am reminded just how beautiful the Amalfi Coast is during the winter. Certainly I miss the beach days and the flowers everywhere, but life here off season has many charms. I was reminded of one of these winter days during the Festival of Sant’Antonio in Amalfi a couple of weeks ago. During the boat procession we went first toward Conca dei Marini, where high above the water you can see a church dedicated to Sant’Antonio. Suddenly I had a very clear image of a sunny winter day when I first saw the beautiful Church of Sant’Antonio in Conca dei Marini.

 

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This church has the most incredible location, with a terrace view open to the sea. As I peered through the gate, I imagined all of the community gatherings that must have taken place here on this beautiful terrace.

 

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The church bells rang 4:45 and interrupted my reverie. I know that even after I forget the day, the month or even the year I first saw the Church of Sant’Antonio in Conca dei Marini that I will remember I saw it at 4:45 on this beautiful day.

 

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5 Comments
  • traveldreamsandmoonbeams

    What a nice memory and such pretty, tranquil photos. They certainly do have enough churches there don't you think. 😉

    June 30, 2009
  • Saretta

    Lovely turret!

    June 30, 2009
  • Laura

    Ciao Lisa! It is one of those lovely little memories tucked away, and I am always glad to be reminded of it. For me there is no such thing as too many churches! 🙂

    Ciao Saretta! It does have a lovely turret. Thanks for making me take a closer look!

    July 1, 2009
  • Chef Chuck

    This is so cool the way the church is so close to the ocean!

    July 3, 2009
  • Laura

    Ciao Chuck! It certainly does look like it is right next to the sea. I was just looking closer when I took the boat to Positano last week, and it is actually quite high, just directly above the Grotta dello Smeraldo. Che bella questa chiesa! 🙂

    July 5, 2009

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