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Amalfi by Alfa Romeo

I dug this video up on Youtube, and quite liked it.  It’s a short documentary with a presenter who finds chaotic Naples, dirty, grimy, but vibrant.  She promptly flees the city in her red Alfa Romeo convertible and heads off towards Vesuvius, and then along the winding roads of the Amalfi coastline towards Positano, the emerald grotto, and ends up in the town of Amalfi itself.

Adding to the flavour of the video is the classic Italian Alfa Romeo Spyder which the presenter, Julia, drives.  The pizza and mandolin music is a little clichéd, but what the heck, the views are stunning.   The video is from April 2008, and while it is unlikely that the scenery has changed much, the prices mentioned might well have.

OK, on to the video.

Amalfi Coast, Italy

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The Amalfi coastline is not a bad spot, as I am sure you will agree, and quite a contrast to frenetic Naples too.  Italy is full of spots which take your breath away.  Fancy a two year holiday in Italy?  It might, just, be enough time to see all that the country has to offer.

Alas, I have not been to Amalfi, but I have been to Naples, which is pretty chaotic, and not one of the most beautiful cities in Italy, well, I did not think so, but then I have seen Rome and Florence.  However, sitting in the sea off Naples is Capri, which is enchanting.  I know, I’ve been there.

One of these days I’ll get round to seeing the Amalfi area in the flesh, and photographing it.

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