Two weeks ago I promised to show you what was around this beautiful little corner in Pontone. Surely one of the rarely visited cities on the Amalfi Coast, the little town of Pontone has some excellent restaurants, a peaceful little Piazzetta, and wonderful views. Just a few steps down and around the corner you see above, you pass by a little bar called Blu Bar before entering the Piazzetta di Pontone. In the picturesque little square you will find tables arranged for the Blu Bar where you can sit and enjoy a cool drink, the church of San Giovanni Battista, a little fountain, and a terrace with a spectacular vista. For this week’s Tempting Tuesday, I have a series of photos to show you one of my favorite stopping places on the walk from Scala to Amalfi.

Church of San Giovanni Battista

Blu Bar

Perfect stop for resting during a hike on a hot summer day.

Fountain in the Piazzetta

Sculpture by Amalfitan artist Franco Mangiri

Pontone and surrounding mountains

Spectacular view of Amalfi from Pontone

There is so much to discover in each little town on the Amalfi Coast. For me, Pontone is a peaceful little respite from the crowds of the more popular cities during these busy summer months. It is a perfect spot to get away, have a nice lunch or dinner, and get a taste of the true peace and quiet of life up in the mountains on the Amalfi Coast. I hope you enjoyed this relaxing visit to Pontone for today’s Tempting Tuesday!

PS: The feast of San Giovanni Battista is coming up soon on June 24th!

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  • Anne in Oxfordshire

    Such a quaint little place, the tables under the trees, just right to sit with your thoughts!..and wow high up it is. Love the photos.

    June 9, 2009
  • Wanderlust Woman

    So this is the infamous Pontone! I can see why you like it. 😉

    June 10, 2009
  • Ciao Chow Linda

    Wish I were there in Pontone.

    June 10, 2009
  • Scintilla @ Bell'Avventura

    These are the best places on the Coast. far from the maddening crowds. Thanks for sharing. I'll remember to visit one day.

    June 10, 2009
  • Laura

    Ciao Anne! It is a perfect place to sit and relax. I have been meaning to head down there to write, but haven't done it yet. Usually just stop and rest a bit on the way to Amalfi.

    Ciao Lisa! Yes, I like it a lot. 😉

    Ciao Linda! It is a lovely and quiet little spot. You would enjoy it!

    Ciao Scintilla! I would love to hear about some of the far from the maddening crowds places in Positano. I loved the little piazza in Nocelle!

    June 12, 2009
  • Chef Chuck

    A place to hang and enjoy for sure!

    June 12, 2009
  • Laura

    Ciao Chuck! You can stop here after you see the ruins of Sant'Eustachio on your next visit. 🙂

    June 12, 2009

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