Amalfi Things to Do

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    The coast

    by solopes Updated Dec 28, 2013

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    Steep slopes plung into the sea, here and there with small towns perching over each other or even over the water.

    It is really not much inviting to swim, with the small stripes of sand squeezed among houses and rocks, but it composes wonderful landscapes, making the tour of the peninsula a very pleasant day... or week.

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    Lemons of the Amalfi Coast

    by angiebabe Updated Oct 26, 2013

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    Lemons grow in abundance around the Amalfi Coast and they seem to have become an icon or emblem for the area.

    Tourist shops have lemons on all sorts of things for sale - aprons, teatowels with recipes of the famed sweet Limoncello lemon drink that is made with all these lemons, carry bags, bottle stoppers, all sorts of knick knacks and household items.

    Ive seen house tile number plates decorated with lemons and even road signs and antique porcelain lemons for sale in antique shops!

    I was pleased to actually see real lemons growing, and also being harvested, as it was the lemon season when I was visiting in November. This must involve a fair bit of hard work I imagine as the areas they were in were the typical steep slopes coming down from the winding wilds of the hills up to Ravello, that are so prevalent around the area!!

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    The Church

    by solopes Updated Feb 16, 2013

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    Dating from the XIX century but several times reconstructed and adapted, the cathedral of St. Andre shows an oriental look, with evidence to the Paradise Cloister built in the XIII century.

    The kids followed me in, but, to be honest, Fernanda preferred to walk along the streets Genova and Capuano, because they… you know, so we had to rush.

    A curious question: People visiting Amalfi do really care about churches?

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    Reality vs Imagination

    by solopes Updated Apr 10, 2012

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    When I decided to travel along the Amalfitan coast, I was expecting to see some of the most beautiful beaches of Italy.

    Well, "beaches" is not the exact word to describe what I saw. there are a few small banks of sand stretched in the hills, but calling them beaches is... a favour.

    It's possible to swim, the water seems very calm (I don't imagine the temperature) and the sights are... awesome. If you take your yacht, that's a fabulous destination. I "forgot" mine, and by the road, I only caught a good collection of good views.

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    Visit Ravello

    by Jetgirly Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    A Quiet Street in Ravello

    Known as the City of Music, Ravello is a thirty-minute bus ride from Amalfi. Perched high upon a cliff, the town offers excellent views of the sea and countryside, as well as concerts and musical events year-round. High-flying travelers may wish to stay in one of Ravello's many five-star hotels, avoiding the touristic hustle and bustle of Amalfi.

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    Piazza Duomo

    by aukahkay Written Oct 14, 2009

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    The Piazza Duomo is the center of Amalfi village. The Cathedral of Saint Andrew dominates the piazza. On the piazza are numerous cafes, restaurants, shops and hotels. What a better way to spend a lazy afternoon than sitting down in a cafe over a cup of cappucino and watching the world go by.

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    Saint Andrew's Cathedral

    by aukahkay Written Oct 14, 2009

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    Dominating the Piazza Duomo is Saint Andrew's Cathedral. The cathedral dates back to the 11th century and its interior is adorned in the late Baroque style with a nave and two aisles divided by 20 columns. Within the cathedral is a bronze statue of Saint Andrew.

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    Duomo of Saint Andrew

    by Balam Written May 23, 2009

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    Overlooking the Piazza Duomo at the top of a magnificent flight of stairs is the Duomo of Saint Andrew. The cathedral dates back to 1000 AD

    The gold caisson ceiling has four large fresco's by Andrea d'Aste depicting the flagellation of Saint Andrew, the miracle of Manna, The crucifixion of Saint Andrew and the Saint on the cross. The interior is adorned in the late baroque style with three naves divided by 20 columns.
    From the left hand nave a flight of stairs leads to the crypt. These stairs were built in 1203 for Cardinal Pietro Capuano, who on the 18th May 1208 brought Saint Andrew's remains to the cathedral from Constantinople following the Sack of of the city by the Crusaders.
    The Cathedral crypt contains a tomb that is said still holds a portion of the relics of the apostle. A golden reliquary which originally housed his skull and another one used for processions through Amalfi on holy days can also be seen.
    During Mass on these holy days, St Andrew's relics are said to exude a liquid called "St. Andrew's Manna". The faithful are anointed with the liquid, and many believe it to be miraculous.

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  • Amalfi by boat cruise

    by BigAppleBabe Written Mar 27, 2009

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    Hi y'all!!
    Have just got around to start posting about my Italy trip in October 2008 and already planning on returning this September since my husband and I had such a beautiful time in the Amalfi Coast. The highlight was a full-day tour we did with Charter LaDolceVita where we took a private boat to Capri and saw the Blue Grotto, went swimming in Marina Piccola, our captains actually guided the boat through the hole in the Capri rocks (Faraglini?) and after circling the island we then cruised over and had a seafood lunch in a tiny town called Nerrano. Our captain Rocco and Sebastano were a dream and their English was easy to follow as they showed us the points around the coast. After such a hectic time trekking through Rome, Venice and Florence it was just a lovely time to chill out on the boat and take lots of pictures - the boat's name was actually 'Hot' which we found amusing!

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    What was that movie??

    by Pawtuxet Updated Nov 28, 2008

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    See my hotel tip for more on this gorgeous spot. There was a movie made (one of those chick flicks) where the man chases the woman to Italy and catches up to her in this posh hotel on the Amalfi coast. Great shots of the area..."feel good" movie...of course they wind up together in the end. What was the name of that movie? Come on all you movie buffs...surely someone remembers!?
    Whatever....I know I'd like to stay for a few days and take a cruise in this wonderful boat (in fact several boats) which are at your disposal as a guest of the hotel. MMMMMmmmmm
    UPDATE FROM MY READERS The movie was "Only You" with Marissa Tomei and Robert Downey, jr. It was made in Positano...a tiny village along the way on the coast.

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    Grotta di Smeraldo (Emerald Grotto)

    by Karlie85 Written Jul 13, 2008

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    The Emerald Grotto is a cave 5 km west of the town of Amalfi, about a 10 minute boat ride. It was discovered by a fisherman in 1932. The way the light reflects off of the water gives it its name.

    You buy tickets for the boat ride at a ticket booth on the shore, just west of the roundabout for 10 Euros each and then go to the main dock, where you’ll take your receipt to the ticket booth. The ride is picturesque, offering a nice view of the coastal towns along the way. Upon arrival at the grotto, you have to pay another 5 Euros per person to go inside the cave. Once you get into the cave, you go into a small boat where a tour guide rows you around the grotto, explaining the history of the grotto in Italian and English. It only takes about 5 minutes to go around the whole thing. Hop back on the main boat and return to Amalfi. The whole thing took about 30 minutes.

    Because of the name, we expected the grotto to be more spectacular than it was. The “emerald” part of the grotto is only about 1/3 of the whole thing. The rest of the water looks dark and you can barely see down. The man rowing the boat was somewhat cheesy and overly solicited tips. The grotto was nice to see, but it was overpriced and overrated. There are lots of nice things to do on the Amalfi Coast, so I wouldn’t put this at the top of my priority list.

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    Relax on the beach

    by Karlie85 Written Jul 13, 2008

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    Amalfi is a very small, quiet town, so there are not a lot of attractions. If you just feel like relaxing and lounging around, head down to the beach. There is a public beach that is free and a few private beaches that you have to pay to use. At the public beach, you can rent a sun bed and umbrella, but you can also just lay out a towel and not be charged. The beach itself is somewhat rocky, so bring flip flops or sandals. The water is fairly warm in the summer and clear. Bring goggles is you want to see what’s swimming below the surface, and also to protect your eyes from the stinging salt water. Be aware that the water gets fairly deep right away.

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    THE DUOMO SANT'ANDREA

    by travelgourmet Updated Jun 23, 2008

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    STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN

    As you enter the town of Amalfi through the Arch at the waterfront, you come upon a square. Many shops and restaurants surround this square, but your eyes will take you higher up and to the right. It is the Duomo of Amalfi, St. Andrews Cathedral, orginally built in the ninth century, remodeled in 1203, and rebuilt in 1865. The Campanile, bell tower, built in the twelfth century, dominates the sky line.

    To reach the catherdral you must look at the steep stairs to get your body ready for the struggle to the top, then start your ascent up the stairs. It is like the stairway to heaven. If you can, climb to the top and touch the beautiful stones that make up this grand structure. The feeling of the past comes alive with your touch. The bronze door was cast in Constantinople in 1066. Inside is the crypt holding the remains of St. Andrew the Apostle, brought to the Duomo in the thirteenth century.

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    Up to beautiful Ravello in the hills above!

    by angiebabe Updated Mar 2, 2008

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    See my Ravello tips too - Ravello is the stunning viewpoint spot up in the hills above Amalfi and Atrani - the place with the beautiful photos looking down over the Amalfi coast.

    Buses leave about half hourly from the main bus area in the front of the shops down at the Amalfi waterside for the 6 kilometre steep winding uphill road trip which takes about 20 to 30 minutes up to Ravello.
    That means buying a 'one hour' ticket which is only about 1 euro 50.

    They are just as frequent coming back but as recommended in one of my Ravello tips walking back down is an enjoyable thing to do - its downhill all the way and interesting to see the local life around the area along the way - lemons were being harvested when I was there.

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    Luxury boating

    by chrissy_11 Updated Nov 14, 2007

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    'Mistral'

    The day trip to Capri and along the Costiera Amalfitana is something which will stay with you for the rest of your life.
    The colour of the waters, the rugged coastline and the houses perched precariously on the cliff tops are pictures embedded in your brain.

    This boat trip was part of my prize winning trip to Italy.
    It was organised through http://www.sunland.it/ Sunland Viaggi

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