The winter seashore, the Christmas lights that peep along the coastline of houses and churches, the islands – empty of tourists but full of charm. Is there anything more romantic than a Christmas spent on the Amalfi Coast?
Positano, Sorrento, Amalfi – where the communities deeply feel the religiousness of the nativity of Christ- become themselves some kind of small cribs, warm and picturesque.
That’s why it’s definitely worth spending the Christmas holidays on the Amalfi Coast. An experience that makes you feel the Christmas mood much more than one can believe.
The thousand cribs of the Amalfi Coast
The nativity is a very felt moment on the coast: every town and village celebrate Christmas with its own crib, unique and special. There are classic ones, made of papier-mâché and cork, but also modern ones.
Here in Positano the nativity scene is set up in the famous Fornillo Cave. In Massa Lubrense, on the other hand, you can find it inside a two-thousand-year-old olive tree.
In Amalfi, the nativity scene is rich with small Seventeenth or Eighteenth century works of art.
Even the sea welcomes the nativity in a soft embrace, inside the Grotta dello Smeraldo near Amalfi.
In the small village of Vico Equense you can attend a real people nativity, in which all the inhabitants of the village wear their traditional costumes and move around the center streets to represent the birth of Christ.
The Artists’ Lights Fair in Salerno
In Salerno, from November 9 to January 20, Christmas is celebrated with millions of artificial lights that create special scenes along the streets and squares of the entire city: the 2017 edition celebrated the world of fairy tales, this year one is dedicated to the marine world.
To admire this stunning show from above, there will be a large ferris wheel open all day from 10 to 24, and a small kingdom of Santa Claus will be set up for children, where reindeer and elves will engage them with funny Christmas games.
Moreover, you will have the chance to visit a very special crib, made of real sand.
Positano is one of the most beautiful places to visit at Christmas, with its lights, the nativity scene and the traditional charity market in Piazza dei Mulini. Handcrafted objects, small presents made by students and local artists, such as candles, centerpieces, hand-embroidered objects, decorations for the home and for the Christmas tree.
For those who want to experience a truly incomparable Christmas experience, it is worth spending a day or a weekend in Naples, visit the wonderful street of the cribs of San Gregorio Armeno and the many markets set up in the historic center.