Last week I was out on one of my favorite walks down to Amalfi, and as I came around a corner I heard the noon church bells from the Duomo beginning to fill the valley. I bolted down a few flights of steps to get to this lovely viewpoint where you can see the campanile of the Duomo and hear the bells ringing. Birds flitted about from tree to tree singing  a happy song and seeming to compete with the sound of the bells.

 

 

 

(Um, yes, that was my cell phone in the last seconds. Not nearly so natural or beautiful, but an equally common sound here in Italy!)

9 Comments
  • LindyLouMac

    Oh how I wish I was there, however I also love it where we live, so sharing moments such as these with you is perfect. Especially your phone ringing 🙂

    May 20, 2010
  • Sandra

    I just can't wait to take this walk with you ,Laura! I dream about it everyday. Thanks for sharing these special treasures.

    May 20, 2010
  • Anne in Oxfordshire

    Thank your for sharing Laura.. I lovely place to walk. 🙂

    May 20, 2010
  • Erin P

    Thanks so much for sharing that! We stayed in Amalfi last year at this time…gosh I wish we could come back right now!

    May 20, 2010
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    May 21, 2010
  • Welshcakes Limoncello

    That is lovely. I'd love to visit Amalfi some day!

    May 23, 2010
  • Laura

    Ciao LindyLouMac! Glad you enjoyed! 🙂

    Ciao Mom! Yes, I'm looking forward to sharing these moments together very soon!!

    Ciao Anne! It is so lovely… it's hard to take the bus when the walks are so pretty. 🙂

    Ciao Erin! This is a wonderful time of year here, and I'm so glad you had a chance to experience that last year. Hope you can come back soon!

    Grazie Lydia!

    Ciao Pat! I bet Simi would love the walks, too. 🙂

    May 24, 2010
  • Peter @ italyMONDO!

    Isn't that a beautiful sound?

    In our town they actually broadcast on a loud-speaker the old ladies saying the rosary live every night at 7:00pm. It sounds annoying at first glance, but in reality it's a surprisingly calming sound which I only find here in Il Bel Paese….

    May 30, 2010
  • Laura

    Ciao Peter! Wow, I've never heard anything like that before. Definitely only in Italy! 🙂

    May 31, 2010

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