A Great View in Atrani

I’ve visited the Amalfi Coast in Italy twice now, including this past April for a spring break trip.  April is the beginning of the tourist season in that area, but the weather is still changeable and it’s not yet warm enough to swim.  The entire Amalfi Coast is beautiful, and well worth a visit.  There’s always the tough choice of where to stay — Amalfi, Positano, somewhere else?  We’ve stayed twice in Atrani, and it’s certainly my favorite place to stay.

Atrani is located next door to Amalfi, the two are connected by a tunnel or by following the road along the coast.  Either way is a short walk — perhaps a quarter of a mile through the tunnel, or a half mile if walking along the coastal road.  Although it’s very close to Amalfi, it’s a world apart.  It’s relatively quiet, with just a few shops and restaurants.  I like it very much.

When vacationing with photography as a goal, I’m always looking for places to stay that have a great view.  So I was excited to find an apartment in Atrani that had a rooftop terrace all to ourselves.  The only downside was that was about 200 stairs up from the beach area — so every time you wanted to go somewhere, it was 200 down, and another 200 to return.  This wasn’t so terrible in April, but I had flashbacks to a previous trip to Atrani in July 2019 when it was about 90 degrees and climbing was quite taxing.

A Great View in Atrani

A Great View in Atrani

We had great weather and the view was incredible.  I did find myself shooting sunrise, sunset, and daytime shots all from the same vantage point, as I might not have access to it in the future.  Rentals seem to come and go, as opposed to hotels which are much more consistent.  Here’s a photo from our rooftop terrace looking out over Atrani on a sunny afternoon.

Amalfi and Positano always get the most attention from tourists along the coast, but Atrani is beautiful and worth a look.  On a future trip, I hope to check out some of the other less traveled villages such as Minori, Maori, Cetara, etc.

There will a few other posts from Atrani with this view — I got some great shots!


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