CHRISTMAS at the Amalfi coast is a magical experience

See how the local people celebrate Christmas, with cribs - some of them several hundred years old - in the churches and many private homes and with fireworks. See in Atrani (picturesque town close to Amalfi) the star descending from the mountain to the church. Visit the famous christmas market in Napels where they sell all kinds of figures representing the holy family, sheep, saints.... for the cribs. Or watch the midnight mess in the Grotta della Smeralda where 200 divers visit the underwater crib. Watch the historical costume parade on December 25th and 26th. Check the following website showing some nice photos from Christmas in Atrani.

From Christmas to beginning of March nativity sets are displayed both in the different towns, in churches and in private homes. Especially interesting are the cribs in Praiano (see photos below), which can be seen the whole year. Around Christmas however they are beautifully illuminated. They show landscapes with churches, houses, the people at work (like fishermen with their nets). They can be found alongside the main road - the Amalfitana - between the villa and the next village Praiano. Some are 15 m (45 ft) long and 3 m (9 ft) broad. Very nicely done.

Photos of the landscape around Christmas

Amalfi coast Villa la Madonnina view to Praiano winter
                View from Villa
Amalffi coast winter view from bar fiordo
      Cafe Fiordo close to the villa
Amalffi coast winter high waves below Villa la Madonnina
                  Rough sea
Amalffi coast winter Amalfi
                Coast to Amalfi
Amalfi coast in winter Amalfi
                   Palms in Amalfi
Amalfi coast in winter Amalfi
                       Amalfi
Amalfi coast in winter Fiordo di Furore
                 Fiordo di Furore
Amalfi coast in winter Positano
                      Positano
Amalfi coast in winter Praiano
       Chiesa San Genaro in Praiano
Amalfi coast in winter crib in Praiano
                     Crib inPraiano
Amalfi coast in winter crib in Praiano
                   Crib in Praiano
Amalfi coast in winter crib in Praiano
                 Crib in Praiano
Amalfi coast in Winter crib in Amalfi with fountain
                Crib in Amalfi
Amalfi coast in winter crib in Amalfi with fountain
          Crib in Amalfi with fountain
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