Gabrielle and Case celebrated their wedding in glamorous style with a whistlestop tour and photo shoot in some of the Amalfi Coast’s most pretty and picturesque seaside locations.
The couple first stopped in the fascinating and utterly characteristic tiny seaside town of Atrani where they wandered up and down the steep staircases and through the pretty main square to the beach area.
Atrani is in the valley of the Dragone River, so-called because legend tells of a terrible dragon that would breathe fire and would hide himself there. Atrani is so tiny that it is actually the smallest town on the Amalfi Coast.
The beauty of Atrani’s narrow alleys and pathways, squares, buildings and charming ‘scalinatelle’ (stairways) as well as its wonderful atmosphere make it a truly unique experience. Though it is part of the Amalfi Coast, Atrani is the only town along the coast to faithfully preserve its antique, traditional characteristics.
The main square of this traditional fishing village leads directly to the beach via an antique passageway which was created to save boats from storms at sea.
From Atrani the couple travelled to nearby Amalfi, the vibrant and bustling seaside town surrounded by dramatic cliffs and coastal scenery which was once the capital of the maritime republic known as the Duchy of Amalfi and one of the most important trading powers in the Mediterranean.
The elegant couple captured stunning sea views from the town’s port and promenade area before visiting the magnificent 11th Century Duomo di Amalfi, the Cathedral of Sant’Andrea (Saint Andrew), which dominates the town’s bustling and bright main square from a magnificent height. The Cathedral reached by a long staircase stretching up from the town’s main suqare, Piazza Duomo, evocatively mixes the Byzantine and Norman styles of architecture that were popular at it’s time of construction.
Finally, the couple stopped in the pretty seaside town of Maiori, a popular tourist resort since Roman times which features the greatest unbroken stretch of beach on the Amalfi coastine. The expanse of sand and pebble beach leading to the crystal clear Mediterranean waters make Maiori a favoured holiday destination and a very appealing photo location!
What a wonderful and picturesque wedding experience!