Hello from Amalfi, Italy


In preparation four our trip to Italy next spring, We have enrolled in a few on-line “learn Italian” classes.   At least I’ll be able to say “My sandwich is cold or hot”!  I’ve also subscribed to some interesting Italian websites to keep touch with a few of the towns we will visit.  Here’s the latest update from an Amalfi news letter.


Ready for the festive holiday season in Amalfi!

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The holiday atmosphere arrived in Amalfi at the end of November just in time for the Festival of Sant’ Andrea. Every year, Amalfi is decked out for Christmas and also for the winter celebration of the town’s patron saint on November 30th. It was a gloriously sunny day for the procession and the town was packed. Once again the incredible statue of Sant’ Andrea was carried through town, along the beach for a special benediction and safely run (yes run!) up the steps of the Duomo. It’s always quite the event to experience!

Winter has been treating us very kindly so far this year on the Amalfi Coast. Warmer than usual temperatures and sunny weather have meant unexpected lunches out dining by the sea. It’s a gorgeous view any time of the year, but especially so now as it feels like gift.

The holidays are just around the corner, which means the Christmas sweets have arrived! Pasticceria Pansa in Amalfi makes my favorite dessert for the season – their mostaccioli ripieni. These are chocolates filled with a rich chocolate filling infused with orange, rum and cinnamon. Heavenly! I look forward to these chocolates all year long. Pansa also has a lemon panettone, the traditional Italian Christmas sweet bread, but with an Amalfi twist!

As this year comes to a close, I wanted to say grazie for following my journey on the Amalfi Coast and being a part of Ciao Amalfi. Wherever and however you are celebrating, I wish you a peaceful holiday season and wonderful start to 2017!

xoxo … Laura

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What’s On in December

See all Amalfi Coast Events here.



Winter is a quiet time in Amalfi’s harbor. But when the weather is nice, even in December there are a few boats running for tours along the coast. See more and follow my new daily Instagram Story for Ciao Amalfi here.


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