Two Sundays ago I went for a wonderful walk from Scala to Atrani with two new friends from England that I met through Ciao Amalfi! who where staying in Atrani. Experienced walkers on the Amalfi Coast, they showed me a new pathway I hadn’t explored yet, and along the way we shared stories about walking on the Amalfi Coast. When we arrived in Atrani, they told me where to find a gorgeous view of the Collegiata di S. Maria Maddalena. So off I went with my camera. Up a steep flight of stairs and after a wrong turn and a bit of guessing, I did find some splendid views of Atrani and the church.
Many people visiting the Amalfi Coast miss the little gem of Atrani, which is located right next to Amalfi. It’s one of my favorite beaches, and each summer I look forward to the festival for Santa Maria Maddalena on July 22nd. Today is the festival for Sant’Antonio, another important religious holiday that is celebrated in both Amalfi and Atrani. Last year I wrote about the elaborate procession from the church in Amalfi, and had the honor to be on the first boat with the statue of Sant’Antonio for the water procession from Atrani to Amalfi. It was a fabulous and moving experience! This year I’ll be watching from a different vantage point, but it will certainly be another lovely evening.
It has always been too hot to do much walking whenever we have been in Amalfi. We need to visit in cooler weather, oh and in June in two years time for the boat race, and all these festivals I want to see at various times. Now why didn't we just decide to live in Amalfi?
Ciao Linda! When it's hot here it sure is hot. 🙂 Fall is a lovely time to visit and there are many festivals as well. I hope you can make it down in cooler weather sometime soon. 🙂
I do not mind the heat Laura and have spent many happy weeks enjoying the Amalfi coastline at its hottest. It would be great to make a trip in either Spring or Autumn. Somehow even though we now live here TIME is always the issue, why is that? I know the answer, too much I want to see and do and not enough time to do them. That is why your Blog is a great way to keep in touch with Amalfi 🙂
Ciao Linda! Spring and autumn are the best times to visit here… beautiful weather and less crowds. Yes, time does just fly away here! After three years I've only made it to Rome and Florence. Hope to explore more this summer! 🙂