Early morning is an enchanting time on the Amalfi Coast. I’ve been a morning person my entire life (heck, I was born at 6:01 am!), and I love opening the shutters to find the first rays of sunlight peeking over the Lattari Mountains. Breathing in the still-cool night air, I can see the bright sun sending its wake up call to each city it reaches, and hear the echoes of birdsongs and early morning church bells as they fill the valleys.
This morning the silence was complete. I sat and waited quietly for the day to begin. A lonely crow floated in the cool mountain breeze, his crackly voice filling the valley above Atrani. I watched the little cars in the distance silently making their way up and down the twisty roads. I wondered where those people were off to for the day?
Before long the sounds of daily life start arriving at my window. The honking of the first SITA buses as they careen around the tight corners, the sounds of the big boats coming in and out of the port of Amalfi, the clattering sound of the mules as the workers begin another hard day hauling material up and down the stone steps, and, of course, the ubiquitous dog barking.
And so another day begins on the Amalfi Coast. The bright sun and clear skies tell me it will be a gorgeous day. Warm and sunny wishes to all of you from the Amalfi Coast!