Tuesday, March 06, 2012

The Way to the Cemetery in Amalfi

Someone said that if you want to understand a nation, a country, you have to visit it's cemetery.

During my last visit of Amalfi (you could read my 2 previous posts about it ),
I wanted to explore it's streets. One of them passed near Amalfi's cemetery and promised a short way to the other point of the town I wanted to visit and very nice view.
On the map everything was simple and clear.
In this post I want to show you those streets.

I needed about half an hour to discover the beginning of the street. All the residents sent me in the hotel, in the parking and in other places of touristic interest. Finally, the right solution. The man who was near the entrance in the street said: I could not imagine you can look for THIS street...

Дорога на Кладбище в Амальфи

The first steps of the street promised good, as you can see on the photo. But those were only the first meters.
Some stairs, passes and tunels...

Дорога на Кладбище в Амальфи

Дорога на Кладбище в Амальфи

Дорога на Кладбище в Амальфи

...and I took the wrong street...


Дорога на Кладбище в Амальфи

This one goes down to the sea again. And I need the opposite side of the valley!
Fortunatelly, I remembered the way I did before and easily turned back.
I'm not very brave to walk, I have to admit, and do it on purpose to exercise my body and to turn back my health. If it is possible. So, this walk was relatively complicated for me. But I did it!!!

Nice views encouraged me

Дорога на Кладбище в Амальфи

And, finally, here is the street that goes to the cemetery. I was... a little astonished...

Дорога на Кладбище в Амальфи

Дорога на Кладбище в Амальфи

I still do not understand how they take the coffins there??? It's possible to pass only standing on your feet...
The cemetery is that building of the monastery where you can see the palm here on the photo:

Дорога на Кладбище в Амальфи

I could see all the town of Amalfi from there and enjoy the brightly shining sun, too.

Дорога на Кладбище в Амальфи

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