I don’t think I’ll ever tire of taking photographs of Amalfi’s Duomo of Sant’ Andrea. There’s something so intriguing to me about the design and its situation at the top of the grand staircase watching over all the activity in the town’s main piazza. While walking down the 62 steps a few weeks ago, I turned around and looked up to this dramatic view of the facade and campanile. I’m sharing it with you this week in anticipation of the Festival of Sant’ Andrea, which is next week on November 30th. You can see photos and read more about Amalfi’s most . . . → Read More: Photo Friday: Watching Over Amalfi
While Thanksgiving Day isn’t a holiday in Italy, many Italians do know about the holiday. Here it is called il giorno del ringraziamento, which literally translates as “the day of thanksgiving.” As an expat, it is always hard to be away from family on important holidays. I feel this even more so when those holidays aren’t celebrated here in Italy. The first years I was here in Italy we didn’t do much to celebrate Thanksgiving. Why would I go to all the work to cook a big meal to celebrate a holiday that only had significance to me? Last year on . . . → Read More: Happy Thanksgiving from the Amalfi Coast!
I love Sunday mornings in Amalfi, especially this time of year when the sun warms the promenades along the sea and it seems like the whole town is out for a passeggiata. There’s something special about Sunday mornings that you can feel walking through Amalfi. People are dressed just a little nicer than usual, life moves just that little bit slower and the pastry shops are crowded with customers picking out desserts for the big Sunday lunch. When the sun comes out, it’s even better. Yesterday I was out for a walk through town and it was a beautiful November morning . . . → Read More: Sunday Mornings in Amalfi
Despite all the recent rain and windstorms, it’s been a beautiful autumn this year on the Amalfi Coast. On a nice day at the end of October, I went to Capri on one of the last days the boats were running from Amalfi to Capri. (Just a couple of days before the rough seas!) The autumn colors were gorgeous, especially in Anacapri where I took this photo of the Piazza della Vittoria. It brought a smile to my face after four days straight of rain this week. Here’s hoping for a beautiful . . . → Read More: Photo Friday: Autumn in Anacapri
This week Lisa Fantino from Wanderlust Women’s Travel Dreams is here to share with us about one of her Favorite Italian Films. It’s perfect for those of you who love old films, love Italy and love traveling vicariously through movies. (Yes, yes … and yes!)
I love movies, old movies, new movies, classics, thrillers and romance. They are meant to entertain and who cares if they teach us anything in the process. Often, however, they can give us glimpses into another time when mores varied so greatly from what they are today.
Rome Adventure is one of those . . . → Read More: Favorite Italian Films: Rome Adventure