I am sure many of you are already aware of the severe earthquake that struck the region of Abruzzo, northeast of Rome, very early Monday morning. I have been devastated watching the footage on the videos and seeing the photographs. It is just devastating. (If you are looking for more information on the earthquake, Jessica over at WhyGo Italy has compiled a list of sources.) My heart goes out to those families who have lost so very much. I hope for all of my readers that your friends and family in Italy are safe.
Needing a moment of peace and reflection, I found myself looking at some photographs I took recently of a beautiful sunset on the Amalfi Coast. It is truly one of the most enchanting times of the day in this part of Italy, as the sun decorates the coastline and horizon in stunning colors and the sun sinks into the sea. One of the best viewpoints I have found for watching the sunset is from the city of Priano, just east of Positano. From Priano, you can see the undulating coastline all the way to the tip of the Amalfi Coast, the Li Galli islands off Positano, and Capri with its signature Faraglioni rocks. Next time you are on the Amalfi Coast, I suggest planning to be in the Priano area to see one of the beautiful sunsets in person. Simply stunning!
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South of Rome says
Beautiful. And thanks for the info. Think I’ll post it too. Did you see the Yahoo clip that people from Nebraska are the happiest in the US. It was on their homepage yesterday! haha.
Chef Chuck says
Ciao Laura, Take me there!! Great Photo!! 🙂
Ciao Karen! No, I missed that Yahoo clip about Nebraskans. How funny! I will have to search for it. I saw a bunch of sandhill cranes out in then cornfields yesterday, and that made me happy! 🙂
Ciao Chuck! Grazie! The sunsets are so stunning along the Amalfi Coast, aren’t they? I took that not long ago when we were driving to Priano. One of the many moments where I made my boyfriend suddenly stop the car in a precarious location (aren’t they all on the Amalfi Coast?) while I dashed across the road to take a photograph. He is starting to anticipate those moments now and stop without me asking! 🙂
Cant wait to stay in Conca in October, what is it like then, have been 3 times but always in May
Ciao Susane! Thanks for stopping by and commenting! You picked a mighty fine time to come back to the Amalfi Coast. October is beautiful! The evenings can be a bit chilly sometimes (light jacket), but I was on the beach often last October throughout the month. Beautiful time of year! I love Conca, too. I bet you are excited!