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Piazza Duomo

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  • Day43

    With it being a cloudier day today we decided to scrap our plans of spending the day on the beach and instead we visited the Duomo di Amalfi; Cattedrale di Sant'Andrea, the Amalfi Cathedral. What a pleasant surprise this Cathedral was. Very pretty but not overdone on the outside and also unique to the others we have seen.

    Built between the 9th and 10th centuries on the ruins of a previous temple, it is now a conglomeration of two churches and a bell tower that have been modified and added to over several centuries. It houses a museum and the Cathedral and is definitely worth a visit.

    Someone asked if we were over seeing churches and old buildings but every one we have visited has had its own unique features that amaze us every time. And this one was no different.

    The lush garden of the Cloisters of Paradise was a pleasant surprise, surrounded by the white, almost Moroccan style arches, it made a pretty picture. And if you stood in just the right place you could capture a photo of the adjoining bell tower through an arched window.

    As with many other cathedrals a lot of the artwork that remain are not full pieces and we just get a glimpse of what it would have once looked like. This was the case for the upper floor of the museum but the crypt was another story.

    Completed in 1208, it holds the relics of the apostle, St Andrew, to whom the church is dedicated. The crypt has been very well preserved. With its stunningly decorated arches, beautiful chandeliers and amazing statues and alters, it was breathtaking!!

    The cathedral itself was also beautiful with arches of white contrasting against the highly decorated pulpit and naves. And of course there was the odd skull on display.

    This was worth the €3 admission (we overheard some people complaining about having to pay) and a great place to visit.
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  • Day50

    The town of Amalfi

    May 14, 2017 in Italy

    After a crazy busy ride from Positano, where a bus only slightly narrower than the cliffside road negotiated hairpin turns while meeting other cars and buses, I arrived in Amalfi. This cute town felt larger than Positano with more open space and the bus arrived right in the rather lovely port. There were lots of people and it was up around 25° so I headed for the town to explore and to have a look at the intriguing church I could see.

    It was a very old Cathedral with an interesting museum attached to it. For a mere 3€ you could enter and look around. Many of the pictures and statue dated back to the 14th Century and as always I found it fascinating. The cool shade was welcome too!

    I headed up the hill to the next bay and took some pictures and explored the area. It is all rather picture postcard beautiful. I sat for a while at a beachside cafe nursing a small beer for a while and enjoyed some people watching.

    I went early for the bus back to Sorrento as I had been warned they fill up late in the day. Queuing in the hot sun, the small Kathmandu umbrella I carry everywhere came in handy as a sunshade and I received a few envious looks! The bus ride back was just as crazy but I met a lovely young Australian midwife and we chatted most of the way back. I am getting to meet so many nice people in my travels!
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  • Day7

    Chiostro de Paradiso

    October 8, 2016 in Italy

    Natürlich zieht es uns als erstes hinein in den Dom, den wir durch den Kreuzgang betreten. Schon dieser Teil ist absolut sehenswert und bietet gut erhaltene Fresken. Die ursprüngliche Basilika aus dem 10. Jahrhundert dient heute als Museum. In der Krypta liegen die Gebeine des Apostels Andreas, der hier als Schutzpatron Amalfis natürlich ganz besonders verehrt wird.Read more

  • Day7

    Pizza mit Aussicht

    October 8, 2016 in Italy

    Bis zur Rückfahrt des Bootes haben wir noch jede Menge Zeit, so dass wir uns erstmal mitten auf der Piazza eine leckere Pizza bei herrlicher Aussicht auf den Dom gönnen. Heute ist Samstag, so dass sich hier jede Menge Bräute tummeln, die fürs Hochzeitsfoto vorm Dom posieren. Vom edlen Traum in champagnerfarbener Spitze bis zum rosanen Sahnetüllbonbon ist tatsächlich alles dabei. Und wir sitzen in der ersten Reihe... :-)

    Zum Nachtisch gibt es ein paar Meter weiter noch ein feines Gelato - okay, wir sind voll in die Tourifalle getappt, und haben viel zu viel bezahlt, aber das Eis war ein Genuss :-)

    Dann lassen wir uns noch ein bisschen durch die Stadt treiben, kaufen Mibringsel, und dann müssen wir auch schon zurück zum Hafen.
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  • Day13

    Day 13: Amalfi Coast, Italy

    July 3, 2017 in Italy

    Today we did the most amazing hike. The views we saw looked like came right out of a calendar or desktop. We did the hike "Path of the Gods" from Bomerano to Nocelle and then walked down the steps to Positano. It's debatable online as to how many steps there is, but we think at least 1,000. We ended up meeting a guy from Montreal, Richard, who was really nice and hiked the majority of the way with us.

    Our plan was to go back to Amalfi to go swimming after our hike, but we decided to jump a bus to Sorrento instead and it did not disappoint. Such a nice place! There are all private beaches there though, so we had to squeeze on the only private free beach (because that 8 Euros can get us 4 gelato instead...) :)

    That brings me to saying that I forgot how much I missed the gelato here, but then again, probably best that we don't have it back home because I'd have it every day. The pistachio is my absolute favourite. Sounds weird, but it's honestly a must.

    We then had supper with Richard and my caprese ravioli was to die for. The only thing in Italy is they serve the food super weirdly. They don't serve them as appetizers (we ordered bruschetta) and most of the time they serve it last or one plate at a time.

    To end off the night, we were going to catch the 50 minute train from Sorrento and Amalfi, but turns out the last one was at 9:30 so we missed it (by 7 minutes). We had to wait for the 11 o'clock bus and it took 2 and a half hours to get back to Naples.

    Regardless of the time it took, our day was amazing and we are totally dead. 😴 Too bad I can't add more than six pictures to this post because it doesn't do it justice.
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