A long cruise - Naples, Italy - part 4

jim_1 Zone 5B Illinois(5b)July 5, 2014

The town of Amalfi is a wonderful place. With fewer than 6,000 residents, it has the small town feel that many seek while on vacation. This town is a goal of many on vacation; many years ago it was THE place to be seen by the British.

Now, it is the center of the Amalfi Coast tours. On the Bay of Sorrento, it is closed in my steep mountains. I believe that the entire town has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Sight.

This is a view of part of the town from the waterfront. You can see that one road switching back as it leads up the hill.

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jim_1 Zone 5B Illinois(5b)

A bit of a different view from the same spot. This is where all the tour buses park. One has to walk all of three blocks to get into the center of town.

    Bookmark   July 5, 2014 at 7:44PM
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jim_1 Zone 5B Illinois(5b)

The airport in Naples is the closest decent size airport and it is about a one-hour drive. Still, the people will come here. Views of the bay from many hotel rooms.

    Bookmark   July 5, 2014 at 7:49PM
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jim_1 Zone 5B Illinois(5b)

Although it was not rainy much when we were there, I saw these folks working on their art in the sheltered area of the pier.

    Bookmark   July 5, 2014 at 7:51PM
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jim_1 Zone 5B Illinois(5b)

The Cathedral in Amalfi dates from the 13th century. We did not climb those steps, as we were more interested in seeing the rest of the town.

    Bookmark   July 5, 2014 at 7:53PM
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jim_1 Zone 5B Illinois(5b)

St. Andrew is the patron saint of Amalfi, Italy and there are big celebrations on his saint day. This is immediately in front of the cathedral on Piazza Duomo.

    Bookmark   July 5, 2014 at 7:56PM
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jim_1 Zone 5B Illinois(5b)

After viewing St. Andrew, turn around and this is the view of the main shopping area of Amalfi.

    Bookmark   July 5, 2014 at 7:59PM
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jim_1 Zone 5B Illinois(5b)

Along the Amalfi coast, lemon production is the primary agricultural item. These lemons are much long and heavier than what we are accustomed to seeing.

A souvenir shop with all kinds of lemon-related items.

    Bookmark   July 5, 2014 at 8:02PM
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jim_1 Zone 5B Illinois(5b)

This pastry shop was only a few doors away from the previous store. Oh, looking soooo good.

    Bookmark   July 5, 2014 at 8:04PM
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jim_1 Zone 5B Illinois(5b)

And...gelato.

This shop had other goodies, but gelato was the main draw. She also had cute dimples.

    Bookmark   July 5, 2014 at 8:06PM
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jim_1 Zone 5B Illinois(5b)

And, this shop were we (the missus) managed to spend lots of money. Limoncello is a draw, it is so good. And cappuccino is a favorite at many of the sidewalk/street cafes.

    Bookmark   July 5, 2014 at 8:09PM
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jim_1 Zone 5B Illinois(5b)

On a hill, many of the shops were on the steps. Living quarters above.

    Bookmark   July 5, 2014 at 8:11PM
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jim_1 Zone 5B Illinois(5b)

You cannot get lost in Amalfi, Italy.

We would return. Even in November, non-tourist season, it was a great experience.

    Bookmark   July 5, 2014 at 8:14PM
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