The Amalfi Coast in southern Italy is known for its undeniable beauty and mind-blowing views. Every time I visit I feel like I’m in heaven. Most towns have their own beaches and this section of the beach at Amalfi caught my eye with its colorful green and yellow striped umbrellas.
Farther down the beach are blue umbrellas and read and white striped umbrellas, based on the vendors who operate these areas where you can rent umbrellas and beach chairs for the day or part of the day.
I shot this photo in May, not yet summer, so the beaches were nowhere near as crowded as they would be during the peak of the season. August is the worst as far as crowds go, and in fact the Amalfi Coast road frequently comes to a standstill, from what I’ve been told by the locals and the taxi drivers.
The sand was warm, the shimmering water of the Tyrrhenian Sea inviting, and the brilliant sun felt so good against my skin.
I can never stay away long from this dazzling stretch of coastline in Italy, so it should surprise no one that I am making plans to return this fall. While I will most likely visit Amalfi, my home for those days will be another exquisite beach in Positano, where I hope to find inspiration to write.
Stay tuned for more exciting details.
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