Up in the mountains above Amalfi is a little town called Pogerola. Saying “town” actually makes it sound too big. This is more like a village or a hamlet. Although it is high above Amalfi, Pogerola is technically speaking a part of Amalfi. Some of our favorite restaurants are in Pogerola, and the views from up there are terrific. As chance it would have it, I hadn’t ever been to Pogerola during the daytime. Recently, an errand took us up to Pogerola on a nice sunny day, and we took a few minutes to enjoy a quick walk. Above is the main church of Pogerola, and nearby you’ll find steps leading up to a hill. Well, what are you waiting for? Climb those steps!
When you get toward the top there are beautiful views of the sea on one side and looking toward Ravello on the other side.
A single cypress:
This month’s banner image shows the view from Pogerola looking toward Ravello. In the foreground you can see Pontone and above in the distance Ravello.
If you find yourself in Pogerola, do stop at the fruit and vegetable shop next to the post office. They have a wonderful selection and sell homemade jars of sundried tomatoes, figs and olives, and freshly dried fruits. We brought home the best dried apricots I’ve ever tasted. A nice walk, gorgeous views and tasty fruit – the makings of a lovely day!
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You provide the most wonderful mini-escapes! Thank you. I can sit at my desk in Oregon and take a brief Italian vacation every time I read one of your posts.
I'm back and I had to rush over to get my Amalfi fix. Pogerola looks gorgeous, I had never heard of it!!
The other night I had a very vivid dream. I dreamt I was sailing from the Arco Naturale back to Positano on a silent yet very fast gozzo. It was like gliding over the surface of the water and all I could think was SLOW DOWN.
How's that for a symbolic message?
Off to catch up with blogland and writing, I'm soooo behind!
Once more you have revived happy memories. I also like Agerola!
Diana and "Guido" says
Love the single cedar tree photo.
Diana and "Guido" says
oops Cypress, my Oregon roots are showing
Chef Chuck says
Ciao Laura! Hidden treasure Pogerola! I would indulge in the restaurants and the fresh harvests from that fine earth!! Photos are great, Pontone, Yes!! Grazie 🙂
Ciao Laura! I'm so happy to hear that you enjoy my posts. That makes me smile and keep taking all those photos! 🙂
Ciao Lola! Welcome back!!!!!!!!
You were certainly missed in Blogland, and I'm sure I'm not alone in saying that we all missed you! Your dream was a beautiful message of slowing down. I think I need to remember that, too. Especially during the holidays! Pogerola is a lovely frazione of Amalfi. Some of our favorite restaurants are up there. Next time you're here maybe we can meet up there for a wonderful & relaxed dinner!
Ciao LindyLouMac! Glad to make you smile! I was just up in Agerola last week. They have some great food shops. Yum!
Ciao Diana and Guido! Thanks! That was my favorite shot from the day. I'm from Nebraska where cedar trees abound. Would love to see some here! 🙂
Ciao Chuck! You must try some of the restaurants there. Delicious! I thought you would spot Pontone in those photos! 🙂