Travel Destination – Italy’s Stunning Amalfi Coast

Oct 8,2014
As you may have guessed, that grueling travel day was totally worn it it as soon as I arrived in Amalfi. My hotel, once an eighteenth-century palazzo, is a beautiful 27-room modern accommodation across from the sea.


My balcony provides me with a view of the beach and tonight the full moon shines brightly. Amalfi is a lively town with plenty of restaurants that stay open late, so once freshened up, I requested a recommendation for a place to eat which was not in the main square.
20141010-230459.jpgWithin ten minutes I arrived on foot at L’Abside Restaurant and Wine Bar, which I reached by walking through the bustling Piazza del Duomo and the Amalfi Cathedral of St Andrew with its huge staircase. Hundreds of people were on the street tonight in this summery-like weather. Turning left I walked up a steep alley until I came upon the small Piazza del Dogi.

20141010-230005.jpgThe restaurant’s outdoor tables were full. Of course it was typical Italian dinner time, 9:15PM, so the kind waitress had me sit inside and wait a few minutes for a table outside. The ambience is perfect in this temperate climate where a scarf might not even be needed. A glass of prosecco, some acqua naturale, and homemade ravioli with a green salad was just what I needed.

The waiters and waitresses spoke English and I overheard a lot of English conversation from visitors British accents. I felt like I was in heaven here and already knew that the next four days were going to be perfect. My plan here was to relax and enjoy Amalfi, maybe visit the nearby town of Ravello and take the boat to Capri for a few hours. Buonannote. More about Amalfi tomorrow.20141010-232903.jpg


About Margie Miklas

An award-winning author, Margie Miklas writes medical thrillers and travel memoirs about Italy, a place which has captured her passion for travel. She is also the creator and owner of the travel blog, Margie in Italy, and a contributing writer for an Italian-American newspaper. A retired critical-care nurse, she enjoys spending time with her family, including her three cats. Her favorite place is the beach, and she likes learning new computer skills, when she is not writing. A member of the Florida Writers Association, Margie makes her home in Florida.
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6 Responses to Travel Destination – Italy’s Stunning Amalfi Coast

  1. Paula says:

    Hello Margie, just spent two wonderful weeks on the Amalfi Coast staying in Montepertuso above Positano. The buses back and forth along the coast were hellish (hot and crowded) but the ferries were fantastic! We actually had lunch at the same restaurant in Amalfi. Enjoy your stay!


  2. tstaffaroni says:

    Amazing pictures, I definitely need to travel to southern Italy on my next trip! Thank you for sharing with us all.


  3. imarancher says:

    Love your appreciation for the architecture, the people, the food, the weather and well, the Italian way of life! They are all parts of the glorious Italian experience and nobody details it better than you.


  4. What wonderful pictures!


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