The first signs of spring are arriving on the Amalfi Coast. The sun is warm, and it feels just that little bit warmer each day. The narrow streets of Amalfi feel like one big construction zone. Walking through town is a bit like winding your way through a maze of tables set outside while floors are scrubbed, walls are refreshed with new coats of paint and shops and restaurants are rearranged and freshened up for the busy season ahead. Spring cleaning takes on a whole new meaning here! Shops and restaurants all over town slowly starting to reopen after a break in February. Traffic was a bit more chaotic than usual at midday since a large section of Piazza Flavio Gioia was marked off with orange cones where bright yellow parking lines had just been freshly painted. Not far away, a woman was sitting on the Marina Grande beach sunning her legs. The sea is so very tempting, and soon enough it will be warm enough to enjoy a swim!
Welshcakes Limoncello says
Yes, down here we’ll all be complaining about the heat soon! Lovely pen portrait of the first signs of spring in Amalfi.
Thanks, Pat! Isn’t it strange how quickly the seasons change? One day we’re freezing in the house and the next day we don’t use the heater until the evening. Suddenly I realize it’s warm, and very soon it will be hot. Wishing you a beautiful spring in Sicily!
Chef Chuck's Cucina says
I would like to say hello!
Long time since I wrote, I hope all is well!
I see the warmth is coming to the wonderful “Amalfi Coast”
And things are coming alive!
Enjoy and have fun…
Looking forward to balmy summer days the lengthening days make summer all the more closer – but with that beckons a very busy work period for me! Hoping to get renovations started before then!!
Dave Morton says
Wish I was there right now. I’m planning a trip to Italy next year and the Amalfi Coast is one of the places I plan to Visit.
Thanks for your comment, Dave! Enjoy this travel planning period for your trip to Italy and the Amalfi Coast next year. 🙂