Today is the feast day celebrating Saint Mary Magdalen, or Santa Maria Maddalena as she is called here in Italy. On the Amalfi Coast it is the biggest celebration of the year for the city of Atrani, just a hop, skip, and a jump from Amalfi. The Collegiata di S. Maria Maddalena sits proudly atop the city of Atrani with its beautiful and distinctive 16th-century campanile.
The city of Atrani has been setting up lights and preparing for the celebrations all week. The fireworks started yesterday. Tonight I will experience this festival and visit the inside of this important church for the first time. Photos and videos to come!