Tramonto colorato sopra Praiano
"Colorful sunset above Praiano"...
Visiting Positano, one cannot help but notice the diminutive town snuggled in the side of a cliff jutting out into the Mediterranean Sea seven miles south of Positano. The tiny village seemed to glow every evening with the last bit of sunlight raining down as Praiano extended its petals skyward. High above the cliffs, buildings are scattered about with just enough via and strada to support the population of just over 2000. And, like most places in Italy, there is a church for about every 300 parishioners of its population. The most famous are the Church of San Luca Evangelista, famous for its splendid majolica floor, the Church of Santa Maria a Castro, and the Convent of San Domenico located in the high Campo valley with breathtaking views. The vista of Praiano facing northward toward Positano brightly displays a prominent gold colored church with the traditional majolica tile dome named Parrocchia Di San Gennaro, one of the most beautiful churches on the Amalfi Coast. In addition to the maze of little lanes, narrow flights of steps, and pastel colored cottages, one of the most characteristic features of Praiano is the majolica tiled votive shrines, which can be seen throughout the town. The shrines were constructed by the local families in order to both claim their ownership of a particular property and to obtain its divine protection. The town displays the most romantic sunsets on the Amalfi Coast with two beautiful beaches, Marina di Praia and Cala della Gavitella. The latter beach catches the sun from dawn until dusk and can be reached from the center of the town via a pathway interspersed with short flights of steps. From my vantage point for this image and many others, it mystically seemed as though the sun never set on the bellissimo villaggio molto piccolo of Praiano.
- Dino Carbetta
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