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Packing for the Amalfi Coast at Christmas
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Hi

I'm not packing quite yet but would like some tips on what kind of clothes to pack for the trip.  

Do people tend to dress up for dinner? 

What has been the average temperature in previous years, do we need thick jumpers?

Do people tend to take just hand luggage?

Any tips would be appreciated  Wink

Thanks
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Hi Alison

I was on this trip last year and loved it (so much so I considered going again this year!)!...

I think people mostly did dress for dinner, not sparkly stuff or long frocks, but out of jeans and trainers– Christmas Eve was a little special (no spoilers). I didn’t take any big jumpers with me but it was chilly on the evening walking around Sorrento – gloves and hat recommended. And as bags are included in the cost of the holiday everyone except 1 lady had luggage for the hold of the plane. Days were fairly warm (think UK spring – 13 degrees ); evenings were chilly as you would expect – walking around Pompeii was quite warm.

Midnight Mass in Minori (close to the Hotel on the beachfront) was pretty quiet compared to other Midnight Masses I’ve attended – it’s more popular to go to the Cathedral in Amalfi (you could catch a cab but I don’t know what the procedure would be to get back to Minori – wouldn’t want to be stranded miles from my bed). Minori Midnight Mass was really very nice, I don’t want to give too many spoilers but it’s worth hanging about until the very end and following the priest ….

I have submitted a review from my trip in 2018 which you can find if you look for it. The many Nativity scenes at churches were a special delight for me (it’s not for everyone but I loved them); in Amalfi on the main street there is one in a fountain (actually in the fountain). There are a few in Minori too – one at the main Church set out as a manger which you can walk through, and please don’t miss the one in the courtyard at the Santa Lucia church which is so pretty – it’s in a tiny street almost hidden away. This was found by a fellow traveller who spotted – and followed - a Christmas star lit up in an alleyway …. it’s so worth the short walk from the Hotel. The same fellow traveller has some terrific photos on Flikr, but I don’t like to share his account without his approval.

Enjoy the trip!

Ann
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(19/11/2019, 03:04 PM)ItalyLover Wrote: Hi Alison

I was on this trip last year and loved it (so much so I considered going again this year!)!...  

I think people mostly did dress for dinner, not sparkly stuff or long frocks, but out of jeans and trainers– Christmas Eve was a little special (no spoilers).  I didn’t take any big jumpers with me but it was chilly on the evening walking around Sorrento – gloves and hat recommended.  And as bags are included in the cost of the holiday everyone except 1 lady had luggage for the hold of the plane.   Days were fairly warm (think UK spring – 13 degrees ); evenings were chilly as you would expect – walking around Pompeii was quite warm.    

Midnight Mass in Minori (close to the Hotel on the beachfront) was pretty quiet compared to other Midnight Masses I’ve attended – it’s more popular to go to the Cathedral in Amalfi (you could catch a cab but I don’t know what the procedure would be to get back to Minori – wouldn’t want to be stranded miles from my bed).  Minori Midnight Mass was really very nice, I don’t want to give too many spoilers but it’s worth hanging about until the very end and following the priest ….

I have submitted a review from my trip in 2018 which you can find if you look for it.  The many Nativity scenes at churches were a special delight for me (it’s not for everyone but I loved them); in Amalfi on the main street there is one in a fountain (actually in the fountain).  There are a few in Minori too – one at the main Church set out as a manger which you can walk through, and please don’t miss the one in the courtyard at the Santa Lucia church which is so pretty – it’s in a tiny street almost hidden away.  This was found by a fellow traveller who spotted – and followed - a Christmas star lit up in an alleyway …. it’s so worth the short walk from the Hotel.  The same fellow traveller has some terrific photos on Flikr, but I don’t like to share his account without his approval.

Enjoy the trip!

Ann

Ann

Thank you so much for all that really useful information, I really appreciate it and now feel more prepared for the trip.

I will look for your review and look forward to reading it.

Alison
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