Ciao Amalfi Coast Blog Atrani  Pesce Azzurro1


Today I went for a beautiful swim in Atrani, and while I was there the city was setting up for the Festa del Pesce Azzurro, or the Festival of the Blue Fish, which takes place tonight. The city is covered with fishing nets like a haunted house might be with spider webs, and there are beautiful little fishing boats everywhere. It looks like a fun festival, and it has been recommended by my readers Una and Maria from Ireland who visit Atrani every year. The Festa del Pesce Azzurro is one of the many food festivals, or sagre, that are common all across Italy. They are usually a very tasty way to experience local specialties that vary from town to town and village to village. I was hoping to go to Atrani tonight, but other plans have come up for the evening. However, I just can’t resist sharing some photos of the fun decorations that I took this morning. Here you go:


Ciao Amalfi Coast Blog Atrani Boat


Ciao Amalfi Coast Blog Atrani Lamp


Ciao Amalfi Coast Blog Atrani nets

  • Una

    Thanks for the photos Laura. I was lucky to get back for a few days with my sister Mairead recently. Happy days! Hope the festival is great fun & a big success for everyone.



    August 25, 2009
  • Saretta

    There's a sagra for every food in Italy, isn't there?

    August 25, 2009
  • Chef Chuck

    Laura, I wish I could go!! Thanks for giving me a great feeling of this event 🙂

    August 27, 2009
  • Laura

    Ciao Una! So happy to hear you made it back to Atrani again this summer. I just like that city more and more! I watched the fireworks for the festival from the port in Amalfi, and got stuck in traffic after. It looked like there were a lot of people there. My favorite part is that they had candles on the beach spelling out "Atrani." How fun! I hope to make it to the festival next year!

    Ciao Saretta! Yes, I think so. 🙂 They are all so tasty!

    Ciao Chuck! I want to go next year and see what it is like. I just loved the decorations!

    August 28, 2009

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