Spring beach scene on the Amalfi Coast

The colors of spring are arriving on the Amalfi Coast!

That color there—the intoxicatingly beautiful turquoise—is one of my favorite signs of spring in Amalfi. Now through May, the sea is often the clearest that you’ll see all year long, and the colors are simply gorgeous. Doesn’t it just make you want to dive in? You’d better be prepared though, because the temperature right now is only about 14 C (57.2 F). Brrr! Still a little too chilly for me. But I could sit and stare into those colors for hours!

Amalfi Coast beach in March

Tempting turquoise sea in Amalfi

In Amalfi, the colors of spring are starting to arrive. The pots lining the promenade overlooking the Marina Grande beach are filled with red, pink and white cyclamen.

Spring flowers in Amalfi

A pot of cyclamen along the promenade in Amalfi

Walking around Piazza Flavio Gioia in Amalfi, a bright orange flower on a cactus plant caught my eye. What a burst of color in the spring!

Piazza Flavio Gioia in Amalfi

Look at that orange!

We took a drive to Pontone, a hamlet of Scala, to stop by to see a talented woodworker who had repaired a small piece of furniture for us. While waiting, I noticed this big plant covered in tiny purple flowers climbing up the railing of a house nearby.

Spring Flowers Amalfi Coast Scala

Pretty in purple in Pontone

The smell was sweet and had attracted lots bees along with wandering photographers in search of spring. It certainly was happily blooming in this sunny spot overlooking Atrani below. Does anyone know what this vine is called?

Purple spring flowers on the Amalfi Coast

Do you know the name of this plant?

11 Comments
  • Beautiful – when I arrived in Nice on Wednesday there were half naked people sunbathing at the beach! roll on Summer – not too quickly enjoying a lazy winter – with Summer beckons continuous 19 hour working days

    March 16, 2012
  • Great photos! Makes me very excited to tour the Amalfi Coast on motorcycle next month!

    March 16, 2012
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  • Beautiful signs of Spring Laura.

    March 17, 2012
  • Love the colours! Here in Amsterdam we start seeing some signs of spring too!

    March 18, 2012
  • Sandra

    Gorgeous photos, Laura! Oh how I wish I was there. I would love to sit on the promenade with you and just look at those beautiful colors. Thanks for sharing.

    March 19, 2012

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