Discover Amalfi Coast

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Welcome to my blog. I document my adventures and unique experiences  on the Amalfi Coast.  I hope you enjoy La bella Vita!

Buongiorno
 My piccola terrazza

My piccola terrazza

You know when you've woken up in Italy when an alarm clock has no purpose! Instead the bells chime and ring at 7:00 am. They wake me up to open the shutters of my piccola terrazza, the suns rays peeking over the mountains. Pure bliss. I look down and see the priest of the Saint Maria Magdalena reading his book next to his faithful furry companion Martino, who rests his head in his lap.

 Write here…

Write here…

I look down and  life is beginning in the parking lot of Atrani. I can see Alfonso, and elderly man, waddling the promenade. He has the morning Repubblica tucked under his arm. I decide that it's time for breakfast so I slip into a cool cotton dress and some sandals and make my way to Andrea Pansa in Amalfi.

Through the alleyways, I can smell the sweet aroma of prank being prepared and it's only 9:00am!  I am greeted with friendly Buongiornos from people that I hardly know, people that I don't believe that I've exchanged a conversation with, but that really brightens my day. It's amazing how a simple greeting can have such a wonderful impact on your attitude.

A Morning Passangiata

 

Now at Andrea Pansa, I squeeze through  and find a space at the stand up bar, ready to order my quick breakfast. There are the regulars who indulge in a cafe and a cornetto (croissant) before heading off to start their day. I stand amongst the local men who bounce topics off each other like they're at netball practice . Emerging topics could include anything. Whether this be that the price of laundry detergent has creeped up 1 euro more than what it used to be or whether they are revising in chronological order their daily duties.

"Devo ricordare compare Mozzarella per Maria: I must remember to buy Mozzarella for Maria"

" Non devi compare Bocconcini, è più meglio": No! Buy Bocconcini, it is much better" and so another topic arises, a debate on Mozzarella vs Bocconcini, a conversation about cheese!!!

I stand, enjoying listening to their debate while spooning the froth off the top of my cappuccino. I leave half a bag of sugar behind. Did you know that if you leave half a bag of sugar, they will reuse it instead of wasting the sugar?

I finish, I pay and so my day has begun. With a quick "Buona Giornata", I too am ready for what the day has in store for me.

 The Stand up bar in Andrea Pansa.

The Stand up bar in Andrea Pansa.

5 TOP HIGHLIGHTS ON THE AMALFI COAST UNDER 5 Euro

5 TOP HIGHLIGHTS ON THE AMALFI COAST UNDER 5 Euro

La Mattina

La Mattina