Over the last few days, autumn has finally started to arrive on the Amalfi Coast. The temperatures are starting to drop a few degrees, jackets are coming out of the wardrobes, and the leaves are beginning to flutter to the ground from the sycamores. Bursts of sun have been mixed with those pesky clouds that seem to get stuck in the mountain tops. The vines are turning red and golden colors, and la vendemmia (the grape harvest) is just about complete along the Amalfi Coast. I took the picture above just in time as only a few days after the vines had been cleared of their dark purple treasures. There is a house near where I live that is covered in this plant, perhaps a type of ivy (see below), that turns spectacular shades of red this time of year. How beautiful!
Since l’autunno has arrived on the Amalfi Coast, I wanted to share with you some of my recent autumn themed posts over at The italyMONDO! Blog. I’ve been dreaming about Sweet Figs that ripen in September and all the wonderful Autumn Foods in Italy. If you love Italian food, head over and check out A Love Affair with Italian Food. Last weekend italyMONDO! did a reverse spotlight on me . . . Welcoming … Laura Thayer. [Blush!] I will be writing every Friday on The italyMONDO! Blog about Italian food. Does it get more delicious than that? I don’t think so! I hope you’ll stop by often to read about the regional cuisines of Italy, learn about cooking traditions and methods, and even learn a few recipes along the way. Time to start gearing up for autumn cooking!