Amalfi, Italy

31 Mar
Duomo di Amalfi and the piazza.

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Amalfi!!

An absolutely gorgeous place in Southern Italy surely a paradise of its own. Often confused for the coast it’s named for, Amafli is one of the oldest seaports keeping its small town traditions and lifestyles despite the influx of tourists every season. Amalfi’s quaint size allows you to engage with its people with one short stroll through the main road of town. Lemons the size of grapefruits, red chillies strung up and hanging by the dozen, hand painted mosaic ceramic tiles on storefront tables line the narrow road crowded with people who hug the wall every time a car has to squeeze by.

My husband proposed in Rome inside the Coloseum in 2009 and had already set up wedding planners to meet in Amalfi to start planning our wedding.  How could I say no?? So I said yes and yes, and we began our week in Amalfi with a wedding on our mind. We got to know the people quickly as my husband’s grandfather came from this town. They are friendly and warm passionate people. Its a place in which you’d love to spend a simple charming life.

Some of our fav restaurants are Il Teatro, Pizze Meme, Pizze Donna Stella. Our reception was at Marina Grande http://www.ristorantemarinagrande.com , our hotel for all our guests was Hotel Floridiana http://www.hotelfloridiana.it , the best desserts, coffee and pastries  are at the oldest cafe/bakery at Pansa in the main square.

I’m so happy we made Amalfi our special home. It is one of those magical places that never leave your soul, and after many years of tourist visits, it’s never lost its traditional Italian village feel.

I love you Amalfi!!

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2 Responses to “Amalfi, Italy”

  1. Taku K. April 7, 2011 at 15:36 #

    I remember liking Amalfi a lot as well. It was off-season when I was there, but it still had its own charm. I can only imagine how beautiful your wedding must have been there!

  2. Andrew Petcher April 7, 2011 at 04:01 #

    I agree! Amalfi is a magical place, I have visited twice and would gladly return again and again.

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