Can I Complain About the Rain?

I know with all the terrible snow, flooding and bad storms around Europe and American these days that I don’t really have any right to complain about the near constant rain we’ve been having here on the Amalfi Coast. While winter weather on the Amalfi Coast can be a bit, well, glum, the winter storms do bring with them some rough seas that can be quite exciting. The shot above is looking toward the Hotel Luna in Amalfi. Let’s just hope no one was walking by when that wave crashed against the rocks!

Over by the port the rough seas have already damaged some of the railings. I think these have to be fixed just about every year. And here’s why:

The power of the sea is always impressive to me. It is there so calm and clear some days, but in the back of my mind I remember just what it is capable of. Hope the weather for all you reading will improve soon!

Happy Blogiversary Ciao Amalfi!



Throw your dreams into space like a kite
and you do not know what it will bring back,
a new life, a new friend, a new love,
a new country. – Anais Nin


One year ago I started my blog with this hopeful and honest post featuring the above quotation by Anais Nin. After throwing my dreams way out there over and over again during the past year, I have indeed met many new friends, created a new life for myself as a freelance writer and fallen in love all over again with the Amalfi Coast. It has been quite a year! I want to express my gratitude to my dedicated readers, many of whom have become cherished friends, and to those who have helped me so much along the way. Every day I am reminded in one way or another just how happy I am that I started Ciao Amalfi!


To celebrate the one year blogiversary of Ciao Amalfi, I want to give you all a peek behind the scenes about some upcoming changes here. I am in the process of redesigning the blog with a new domain name, and I hope to launch the fun new layout later this month. Since I don’t know at all what I am doing (don’t worry… I’m an expert at not knowing what I’m doing…) there might be a few bumpy moments as things get transferred and redesigned. I will be expanding and reorganizing my links during this time as well. Please feel free to contact me at if you have any comments, suggestions or links you would like to share. During the redesign process my regular features like Tempting Tuesdays and Sunday Shout-outs will be on hold. But don’t you worry, regular posts will keep on coming!


Happy Blogiversary Ciao Amalfi!!

*News on Landslide Between Amalfi and Atrani*


Saturday morning the people of Amalfi and Atrani were shocked by a landslide near the tunnel connecting the two towns that collapsed the roof of the restaurant Da Zaccaria killing the chef Carmine Abate. Heavy winter rains here cause landslides every year, but it is sad and shocking to hear about this. You can read more about it here on (You can get a very rough Google English translation on that page.) My deepest condolences go out to Carmine’s family, including his wife and two daughters.