The Amalfi of My Dreams… Bella Italia


amalfi-coast-hillside-view_28001_600x450As I bask in the warmth of the Arizona sun—the woodpeckers sing, the doves coo their morning songs. Yet, my visions and dreams on this clement, sun-drenched morning reside in Amalfi—the true home that lies deep within my heart….as deep as the depths of the Mediterranean Sea that envelope this exquisite yet, haunting city of my dreams.

My friend Nini provided this picturesque photo of the charming Amalfi Coast and I felt compelled to share the beauty…Come dream with me?

Amalfi

Amalfi is a town and commune in the province of Salerno, in the region of CampaniaItaly, on the Gulf of Salerno. It lies at the mouth of a deep ravine, at the foot of Monte Cerreto surrounded by dramatic cliffs and coastal scenery. The town of Amalfi was the capital of the maritime republic known as the Duchy of Amalfi, an important trading power in the Mediterranean between 839 and around 1200.

In the 1920s and 1930s, Amalfi was a popular holiday destination for the British upper class and aristocracy. I’m certain you can understand why.

Amalfi is the main town of the coast on which it is located, named Costiera Amalfitana (Amalfi Coast), and is today an important tourist destination together with other towns on the same coast, such as PositanoRavello and others. Amalfi is included in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Bella, Amalfi, we will meet again soon…

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. Thanks Lana, would love to go there, and see it in person.

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    1. You’re welcome, Paul! I would love for you to go there too! While there are many beautiful places on this earth, Amalfi is my idea of Heaven 🙂

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    1. Isn’t it incredible?? 🙂 Thanks so much for your comment!!

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  2. Bill says:

    A place you could RELAX

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    1. Oh so true, Bill. I had a dream just last evening that inspired me to write a bit about Amalfi–that and the prompting of a wonderful friend who looks after me 🙂 Relax a I shall. Best, Lana

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