Two Sundays ago I went for a wonderful walk from Scala to Atrani with two new friends from England that I met through Ciao Amalfi! who where staying in Atrani. Experienced walkers on the Amalfi Coast, they showed me a new pathway I hadn’t explored yet, and along the way we shared stories about walking on the Amalfi Coast. When we arrived in Atrani, they told me where to find a gorgeous view of the Collegiata di S. Maria Maddalena. So off I went with my camera. Up a steep flight of stairs and after a wrong turn and a bit of guessing, I did find some splendid views of Atrani and the church.
Many people visiting the Amalfi Coast miss the little gem of Atrani, which is located right next to Amalfi. It’s one of my favorite beaches, and each summer I look forward to the festival for Santa Maria Maddalena on July 22nd. Today is the festival for Sant’Antonio, another important religious holiday that is celebrated in both Amalfi and Atrani. Last year I wrote about the elaborate procession from the church in Amalfi, and had the honor to be on the first boat with the statue of Sant’Antonio for the water procession from Atrani to Amalfi. It was a fabulous and moving experience! This year I’ll be watching from a different vantage point, but it will certainly be another lovely evening.