This week’s photo shows one of my favorite spots in Amalfi where you can see how the buildings were built right into and around the mountains. I love how they’re all stacked up on top of one another! At the top of the heap is the Church of San Biagio (or Saint Blaise). The zigzag staircase leads to the entrance of this church, which was founded in 1082. It has one nave and a lovely 18th-century ceramic tile floor, but unfortunately it is rarely open. Good to note before you climb several hundred steps to get there! I’ve only been inside one time years ago for a special mass for San Biagio, which is celebrated on February 3rd. Since that’s coming up next week, this Foto Friday features the Church of San Biagio!
Great picture…loved the descriptions of the church.
Zoe Willis (@TWIHMblogspot) says
Stunning. Is it a parish church? And I’m stunned, STUNNED to hear that church opening times are as haphazard in the south as they are in the north of Italy. Who’da thunk it?
Oh. Is there a relic of St Blaise in there? A pointy bit of the carding brush that brought about his demise for instance?
Ciao Zoe! Good question my art history friend. 🙂 I’m not sure about relics. I didn’t get there for the festival this year, but I’ll have to do some asking around to find out more. Thanks for the inspiration!
What a beautiful picture! It’s lovely to read your blog, scroll through the photos and do some “armchair travelling” during my coffee break at work. Thanks!
Thank you, Fionnuala! It’s a pleasure to share the beauty of the Amalfi Coast … all over the world. Happy “armchair travelling!”
Thanks so much! We’ll have to explore that area together one day soon. 🙂