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    Walking down to Atrani

    by sandysmith Updated Jul 11, 2003
    which way?

    The walk uses the old Roman road of Via Fiume down to the main square of Atrani, which is dominated by the church of Salvarore de Bireto.
    The path is clearly signposted once you reach the steps down to road junction with Ravello...so lets go......

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    Churches and towers

    by sandysmith Updated Jul 2, 2003
    church ruins

    Nearer to Atrani you will see abandoned church ruins and and the Tower of Ziro - where a grissly tale relates that Giovanna d'Aragon, otherwise knoewn aas the Duchess of Amalfi, was enclosed here with her children in about 1510.

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    Nearly there...

    by sandysmith Updated Jul 2, 2003
    church in Atrani

    At the top end of the village of Atrani is this lovely old church and the steps have now been whitewashed - looked fairly recently painted too. So when you see these whitewashed steps you are nearly there...but for pics of Atrani, I will save for Atrani page itself :-)

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    Steps and steps

    by sandysmith Written Jul 2, 2003
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    ..of course Atrani is well below Scala so we can expect lots of steps down. Be careful where you tread as the mules use these paths too. We we never encoutered them during our walks but we saw the evidence :-S

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    Atrani Glimpses

    by sandysmith Written Jul 2, 2003
    view of Atrani

    After only 40 mins from Scala the rooftops of Atrani and the coastline come into view.
    Just as well its only a short walk as a day is needed to explore Atrani and its larger neighbour Amalfi.

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    Pogerola

    by sandysmith Updated Jul 2, 2003
    Pogerola

    Another village is passed high above us- this one is Pogerola and up here there are great balcony views as it straddles the hill beween Atrani and Amalfi.

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    Lemon groves

    by sandysmith Written Jul 2, 2003
    the lemon path

    The walk takes us right underneath the lemon groves...I could have just stretched up my hand amd plucked one

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    Passing Pontone

    by sandysmith Updated Jul 2, 2003
    Pontone

    On the way down there is a lovely view of the medieval village of Pontone with its terraced gardens and vineyards below. Another walk would take us through this village later in the week.

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