It’s August and the beaches are getting mighty crowded here on the Amalfi Coast. Those of you who have traveled in Italy this time of year know that the month of August is when Italians go on vacation. While some cities might be a bit less crowded, that is certainly not the case for the Amalfi Coast. The Italians come here! I just love the brightly colored beach umbrellas along the Amalfi Coast, and I couldn’t think of a more appropriate banner image for the month of August. This month the photo is a group of umbrellas from Amalfi, but right now every beach along the coast is full of bright single- or multi-colored umbrellas fluttering in the sea breeze. You can tell when summer has reached its peak by the number of beach umbrellas, and right now in Amalfi there is hardly a free spot!
You might have noticed around the blogosphere that many of your favorite Italian blogs have gone on ferie, or holiday, for the month of August. While a tempting idea, there are too many fun events, festivals and things to do this time of year that I want to share with you all here on Ciao Amalfi. I have decided, however, in order to balance my writing workload (why does everything have to come in August???) with a bit a my own time under the beach umbrellas, that I will take a break this August from my regular weekly Sunday Shout-out and Tempting Tuesday features. That doesn’t mean I won’t be tempting you all with photos and videos from the Amalfi Coast this month, it just means my posting schedule will be a bit more relaxed—a perfect reflection of these lazy and hot days of August!
I snapped these photos of the bright orange beach umbrellas last weekend at Santa Croce, which is one of my favorite beaches on the Amalfi Coast. I love taking photos of the beach umbrellas, and I am sure there will be more coming this month!
Buon agosto!! Happy August!!
Buon giorno – You know I love that new blog photo – dishes of gelatto! Yum!
Barbara Zaragoza says
Those umbrellas are beautiful!! There is nothing better than Italian beach culture! Admittedly, even I like the cultural practices of lounging in the sand, usually packed together with other people like sardines, wearing lots of jewelry and a barely visible bathing suit, while eating a bagged lunch of spaghetti con sugo and panini con melanzane e mozzarella. Mmmm. Where else but right here in the South?
Love your blog. Thanks for bringing it to us!
Anne in Oxfordshire says
Hello Laura…I thought it was a new header…its great…:-)
Not my idea of fun ..sitting on a crowded beach..but I can understand why its so crowded, Amalfi is such a beautiful place..
I think that is an excellent idea, cutting out shout Sunday and tempting Tuedsday ..you deserve a break….:-) and time to recharge your batteries..!! Have fun when you do!!
I've just come to your blog via Maya's 'A Beach Lover's Place' and so glad to be here. I love Italy and unfortunately have not been there since 1996. I have a photo I took of Atrani very similar to your's from July 22. Well I have 'followed' your blog and will be happy to come back and dream some more. Thanks Julie
Linda Lou says
Such lovely shots….I have a similar one with those colored umbrellas that I took – we had a fabulous lunch overlooking the beach in Amalfi….
Ciao Lisa! I think of your description of the beach umbrellas everytime I see them now. Mmm… gelato! 🙂
Ciao Barbara! I wholeheartedly agree! The panini con melanzane e mozzarella is a lovely beach treat, especially when accompanied by a fresh white wine with peaches. Ah… summer! So happy to have found your blog, too!
Ciao Anne! Yes, I can understand why the beaches get crowded this time of year, too. There are other beaches in Amalfi that aren't as crowded, but Marina Grande (where I took that picture) is very busy these days. I am definitely recharging the batteries… thanks!
Ciao Julie… or should I say Ciao Ruby! 🙂 I love your blog! Thank you so much for stopping by to say hello and introduce me to it. Come back and dream as often as you want, and I hope you can make it back to Italy very soon!
Ciao Linda Lou! Thanks! There are some great restaurants overlooking the beach in Amalfi, and it is such a beautiful spot. Glad you enjoyed your day here!
You certainly have a lovely blog. Buon agosto anche a te!!!
Ciao Daziano! Thanks for stopping by and for your kind words! I look forward to following your blog Italialicious. I agree… everything Italian does taste better! 🙂