On a perfect sunny day, this fountain near the waterfront in Amalfi of two figures huddling under an umbrella might seem a little out of place. Today, as the rain poured down, these two seemed to fit right in with all the Amalfitans and tourists huddling under umbrellas nearby. The water poured down off the umbrellas, ran down the streets and into the rough sea.
It’s not just maltempo, or bad weather, that has arrived in Amalfi. Over the last week winter arrived! Or, at least, Amalfi has packed up its summer feel and stored it away for next year. In the course of one week, all the small boats that line the harbor have been removed, as well as the temporary docks they build every summer. And just in time before the rough seas came! Here’s a short video from Amalfi today:
Amalfi in the rain and during the winter months has a different sort of beauty, but is nonetheless striking. Today reminded me of that and made me look forward to the coming months.