A magical place in Italy - Praiano
Praiano is in Campania, Italy. It's a part of the world famous Amalfi Coast, a really beautiful and quiet place. There are dozens of hotels on the steep cliffs.
The best way to enjoy Praiano is by foot. There are lots of interesting paths and stairs, some very vertical, that meander amongst gardens, olive trees, lemon trees, etc. These cannot be truly appreciated by day-tripping. These paths not only provide quaint walks, but they also provide a network of "roads" that allow the locals to avoid walking along the main thoroughfares.
Chiesa di San Luca
Chiesa di San Gennaro.
Chiesa di San Tommaso, for its unique climate.
Chiesa di Santa Caterina, on the 163 Statal Road.
Chiesa di San Giovanni, with a wonderful floor and pipe organ.
Chiesa SS.Annunziata, on the beach La Praia.
Chiesa S.Maria di Costantinopoli, with a wonderful landscape.
WHAT TO DO....
- Relax - Praiano is a fairly quintessential Italian village located amongst the hullabaloo of the the neighboring towns. You will find many of the local towns people gathering in the squares of Chiesa San Luca and San Gennaro, especially in the evening. The children will often be playing soccer. Enjoy the many walks, vistas, footpaths and aromas throughout the town. Town that is quite different from others on the coast because of it's original italian spirit not spoiled by huge amounts of tourists.
- There are two beaches in Praiano. The first is called Marina di Praia, located between two rock formations but lacking sun in the afternoon, and the other is called La Gavitella, the only beach on the Amalfi Coast with sun exposure all day (betw.9,30am to 8,00 pm during summer time).
- Cooking Classes - There seem to be quite a few cooking schools in the area, but they are not widely advertised or easy to find.