your first day after arriving at the hotel, wake up to sun filtering into your
room. Open the windows and gaze upon one of the most enchanting views of sea
and sky on the Amalfi Coast.
After enjoying a peaceful breakfast in the sun-filled, panoramic area of the
hotel reserved for this service, prepare to visit the town of Amalfi.
There is something magical about the serpentine coastal road which winds its
way above the rocky slopes. Heaven appears to be diving into the sea to capture
the attention of both tourist and resident alike. Carts loaded with oranges,
lemons, nuts, peppers and vegetables in season are parked at the most panoramic
vistas and are beautiful to look at and photograph.
Amalfi is very picturesque with its narrow streets, bars, shops redolent of
lemon, restaurants dedicated to the cult of traditional cuisine, and architectural
masterpieces (like the Duomo), but especially the tranquil atmosphere which characterizes
the whole Amalfi Coast. Amalfi, guardian of the traditions of the four maritime
republics, is witness to a past rich in trade with the Orient. The arabesque
and Byzantine architecture of the cathedral, along with the 'Chiostro of Paradise',
and the atmosphere that can still be felt in its narrow streets make it an attraction
unique in the world.
Visiting the stores and little shops is like taking a trip to a world of colors
and scents. Amalfi is a place to admire, and why not purchase some of the magnificent
artistic ceramics. If shopping and sightseeing stimulate your appetite, stop
by one of the local bakeries to taste the local 'delizia al limone', a sponge
cake filled with a lemon cream and whipped cream. Then make sure to taste the
famous 'limoncello', a liqueur made exclusively from Amalfitani lemons.
After sunset and a romantic dinner between "mare e monti" (sea and mountains)
life after work begins. Some go to sleep, while others revive their nocturnal
instincts. Hunters, viveurs, lovers in search of shooting stars, and those in
search of festivities crowd stairway-filled Positano, the beaches and the dancing
clubs wedged between the sky and the sea of Amalfi.