Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Gelato in Amalfi on a Rainy Morning

The beautiful town of Amalfi, Italy.
On Monday morning we were bussed over to the town of Amalfi, the largest of the coastal towns in Salerno.   The town is surrounded by dramatic cliffs and coastal scenery.  It began raining soon after we arrived at the town square.  Despite the intermittent showers we were able to have a good view of  Saint Andrew's Cathedral (Duomo) that overlooks the Piazza Duomo or town square..  This area has been very dry—three months with little rain— so the rain was welcomed by the locals, but we wished it had held off a day. 
The Duomo overlooking the town square.
At times there were heavy downpours, and we had to duck into the little shops for refuge.  Dan and I sought cover in a little coffee shop that also served gelato and other ice cream treats.
A deluge of rain flooding street in  Amalfi.
I had pistachio gelato and Dan had a banana split.
Lemons are grown in the area around Amalfi and they are plentiful in the markets.  There are also many products made from lemons: candy, biscotti, candles, and soap, for example.

A basket of lemons for sale in market.

1 comment:

  1. This is a beautiful place, hope the rain stays away!