Sunday, 16 May 2010

An Esthetic Feast seconda Trudi E

Our next stop was the town of Amalfi, which is at the end of a spectacular 40 km drive along the narrow winding Amalfi coast road, where the mountains drop precipitously into the sea.

By now we were on an esthetic overload. There was another elaborate duomo, with its cloister in the central square accented by numerous beautiful fountains. In addition there was an extensive array of detailed painted tile murals depicting local scenes.
Amalfi is also known for its fine hand made paper, which has been produced since the 12th C.
Our last visit was to the magical mountain top village of Ravello. It is a terraced pedestrian village surrounded by gardens, citrus groves and vineyards.
There are many splendid 11th & 12th century villas, which have been restored and converted into luxury hotels. It too has attracted many artists and craftsman, and is a favorite vacation destination for celebrities.

This part of the world is a treasure trove of natural and man made beauty. The steep cliffs, perched villages, terraces of citrus fruits, vineyards and the gorgeous buildings adorned with hand painted tiles and frescos make this a feast for ones esthetic senses.
Needless to say, the friendly locals and fabulous food is just one more reason to visit.


  1. Love hearing about your trip Trudi, sound absolutely divine, wish I were there! Continue to have a great time.

  2. Oh, how I love the Amalfi Coast! Hubby and spent several days there in a wonderful converted monastery. The views were spectacular.

  3. Trudi, thanks for taking us along again. I enjoyed this little trip. ~ Sarah

  4. This is very interesting..Must say the plates are beautiful. I do not know anything about this pottery, so a very interesting read..
    Thanks for visiting my blog..and have a great day.

  5. Whether they are French, Italian, Moroccan, or whatever, there is something really striking about tiles as an artistic medium. And seeing these beautiful frescoes is a reminder that the faienciers of France came from Italy in the beginning ...