Night and day on the Amalfi Coast

I recently had the chance to spend a couple of days with a friend between Salerno, Amalfi and Sorrento.

Since it was the very first time I visited the Amalfi Coast – maybe the most famous and beautiful coastal drive in Italy – I have been really impressed from the beauty of all the picturesque, small towns clinging on cliffs, almost suspended between a deep blue sea and a bright blue sky.

The drive itself is quite an experience, with the extremely winding, incredibly narrow road leading you from a borough to the next in a seamless patchwork of bends, skirting rocks on one side and cliffs on the other. All of this trying to avoid pedestrians, buses, motorcycles, vespas, joggers… and more. Something definitely not for the faint of heart!

In all this beautiful mess, I must say I was really lucky. No, not because I managed to drive through all that all the way, even more than once. Ok well… for that too I must say!

However the reason for I think I was lucky is because, without even knowing it, I happened to find myself in Atrani on the very night they celebrate their patron saint, the holy Mary Magdalene, with a fireworks show.

Without saying, I had my camera with me and, even if finding a proper location to portray the show at the very last moment has been quite difficult, I managed in taking some nice pictures.

I was so enchanted by the beauty of the place that the following day I drove back there in the early morning to take few more pictures of Atrani, Amalfi and Positano just after sunrise.

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