This year the beautiful season is slow in coming, so a couple of days ago, to feel better and throw myself into summer, I popped off to the Amalfi Coast.
It was enough to reach Amalfi to start breathing in the holiday air: there were tourists in summer clothes, yachts in the bay, boats docked in the port and lidos ready for the beachgoers.
As usual I stopped to admire St. Andrew’s Cathedral, the icon of Amalfi, which dominates the square with its majesty.
I wandered around the streets and characteristic alleyways, one of Amalfi’s many attractions and, indeed, of all the villages on the Divine Coast.
Going up Via delle Cartiere, I had lunch at Trattoria dei Cartari, where I tried some lovely dishes, here are some photos:
|Grilled provola in lemon leaves|
|Local pasta Scialatielli with seafood|
Then, to digest, I had a wonderful walk down to the port, just as Inspector Montalbano would have done.
Seeing the clouds on the horizon, I realised that it was already time to go back home. It's always too soon when you leave a place like Amalfi, but I felt happy to have enjoyed a few hours of holiday.
English version by Maurizio de Santis
Special thanks to David Strong