The day after our hike we were tired, but we wanted to take advantage of being in the Amalfi coast. The easy town to get to from Bomerano was Amalfi, so we thought we’d walk around there for an afternoon.
We started at the Amalfi Cathedral dedicated to St. Andrew. The exterior of the Cathedral is very impressive with its gold mosaics, Romanesque, Byzantine, and Gothic architecture and design influences. There are four small towers on top of the church that are covered in colorful majolica tile. Inside the cathedral there are ancient frescoes, a small museum, a crypt, and finally the cathedral itself.
They had a huge, elaborate nativity scene. The best one I’ve seen in Italy so far. Complete with lots of lemons and goats.
Some man was working in the pulpit area and saw me taking photos. So he decided to playfully pose for my picture.
After the cathedral we walked through covered lemon groves near the mountain trails. Even the lemons must curl up under blankets during the cold wintertime. After that we went window shopping and I decided to buy a beautiful lemon tile and we bought some lemon pasta. Yes, lemon pasta!
Finally we finished the day off with watching the sunset and dinner. As we waited for the bus back to Bomerano, we ended up talking to another traveler at the bus stop. She was from Singapore and when she shared with her we were going to Thailand in two months she was full of helpful tips! The great thing about travelling is trading stories and tips with other tourists/travellers you meet along the way.