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A long cruise - Naples, Italy - part 4

Posted by Jim-1 5b Illinois (My Page) on
Sat, Jul 5, 14 at 19:41

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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RE: A long cruise - Naples, Italy - part 4

  • Posted by Jim-1 5b Illinois (My Page) on
    Sat, Jul 5, 14 at 19:44

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.


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RE: A long cruise - Naples, Italy - part 4

  • Posted by Jim-1 5b Illinois (My Page) on
    Sat, Jul 5, 14 at 19:49

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.


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RE: A long cruise - Naples, Italy - part 4

  • Posted by Jim-1 5b Illinois (My Page) on
    Sat, Jul 5, 14 at 19:51

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.


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RE: A long cruise - Naples, Italy - part 4

  • Posted by Jim-1 5b Illinois (My Page) on
    Sat, Jul 5, 14 at 19:53

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.


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  • Posted by Jim-1 5b Illinois (My Page) on
    Sat, Jul 5, 14 at 19:56

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.


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RE: A long cruise - Naples, Italy - part 4

  • Posted by Jim-1 5b Illinois (My Page) on
    Sat, Jul 5, 14 at 19:59

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


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RE: A long cruise - Naples, Italy - part 4

  • Posted by Jim-1 5b Illinois (My Page) on
    Sat, Jul 5, 14 at 20:02

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.


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RE: A long cruise - Naples, Italy - part 4

  • Posted by Jim-1 5b Illinois (My Page) on
    Sat, Jul 5, 14 at 20:04

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


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RE: A long cruise - Naples, Italy - part 4

  • Posted by Jim-1 5b Illinois (My Page) on
    Sat, Jul 5, 14 at 20:06

And...gelato.

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


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RE: A long cruise - Naples, Italy - part 4

  • Posted by Jim-1 5b Illinois (My Page) on
    Sat, Jul 5, 14 at 20:09

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.


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  • Posted by Jim-1 5b Illinois (My Page) on
    Sat, Jul 5, 14 at 20:11

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


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RE: A long cruise - Naples, Italy - part 4

  • Posted by Jim-1 5b Illinois (My Page) on
    Sat, Jul 5, 14 at 20:14

You cannot get lost in Amalfi, Italy.

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


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