Travel Tuesday: Amalfi [ Amalfi Coast, no. 2 ]
I am back for another week of Travel Tuesday. I am looking back at our 2017 trip to Europe for our two-year anniversary. [ Click here for all current posts from our 2017 Europe Trip ]
The stunning namesake of the Amalfi Coast, the bustling seaside town of Amalfi is easily accessible by ferry, bus, and rental cars. The piazza is lively with musicians, souvenir shops, gelato stands, and restaurants. And smack in the middle of it all is the towering cathedral of Amalfi, the Duomo di Sant'Andrea, where St. Andrew's remains are in the crypt (which were brought there from Constantinople). It was a ten minute ferry ride for us from our home-base in Minori (see my post on Minori HERE).
As the ferry made its way towards Amalfi, the white buildings across the cliffside was magnificent. Once we reached the marina, we were able to cross a busy street and the Piazza del Duomo and cathedral were right there! No need for anything other than your two feet to get around!
Piazza del Duomo and Duomo di Sant'Andrea
A statue of St. Andrew in front of the cathedral surrounded by a large fountain. There were musicians here playing beautiful music that made the atmosphere so idyllic and charming. But it was definitely busier than our quiet little village of Minori where we were staying.
We visited the cathedral, which includes the crypts that house St. Andrew's remains as well as this beautiful Cloister del Paradiso. Built in the 9th and 10th centuries, it has undergone many changes and represents a plethora of architectural styles, including Arab-Roman, Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque.
I loved this view of Amalfi's piazza from the cathedral
After visiting the cathedral, we explored the side streets from the piazza and found some gelato, which was incredible. Then Greg was a good sport and snapped a few photos of me in a few spots that I wanted to remember.
We headed back to the marina to catch the next ferry going towards Minori and I was just captivated by the view. The surrounding hills and the colorful town amidst the blue skies and sea water was something I never want to forget.
Next Tuesday, I will be sharing photos and memories from our hike up to the jaw-dropping Villa Cimbrone in Ravello!