The first signs of spring are starting to arrive on the Amalfi Coast, and yet even more visible is the yearning for the spring everywhere you look. After the cold, humid winter months there’s a physical need for warmth. When the sun shines it’s almost too much to resist. The locals in Amalfi are “street people,” as my husband describes them, and even in the middle of winter you’ll find people out and about walking and talking. However, there’s a palpable sense of joy this time of year when the sun shines, especially on a weekend morning.
Everyone seems to find a way to enjoy the sunshine, whether it be taking the grand kids for a walk along the harbor, walking and talking with friends, having a picnic on the beach or a bit of fishing. My favorite way is a leisurely walk from the center of Amalfi along the port to the very end of the pier looking back on the village. With my husband (and camera) of course!
There are some people a little more eager than I am to go swimming. I must admit the water is so clear and tempting this time of year. There’s no need to rush though. The beach days of summer are sure to come, and for now I’m content with the spring sunshine, soft colors and time to watch the reflections in the sea.
Beautiful post, Laura…Thanks for sharing Spring in Amalfi!
Laura MacLellan says
My name is Laura (nice name by the way ;)). I’m a family friend of Leah Armstrongs and she referred me to your blog and told me to reach out to you!
My friend and I are travelling to the Amalfi coast this June and are looking for suggestions on areas and places to stay. If you have any input that would be amazing! As we search the internet every place becomes as beautiful as the last and it seems nearly impossible to decide on where we should stay.
Thank you so much in advance!!
Can’t wait to see your beautiful country!
Laura Thayer says
Thanks for your comment and stopping by Ciao Amalfi! If you’re looking to see a lot while you’re in the area (daytrips, etc.) it is handy to be in Amalfi for the bus and ferry connections. You can take a bus up to Ravello or a to Sorrento and there are also ferries to Positano and Capri. In Amalfi I really like the Hotel Aurora, Hotel Lidomare and the Hotel Luna to name a few spots. If you have more questions please feel free to let me know!
Happy travel planning!