Daily life on the Amalfi Coast can be challenging, but this robust Italian smiles as he easily climbs more than three hundred steps to and from work every day. Seventy-three years young, Crescenzo is the caretaker of an abandoned castle high above the town of Maiori.
The ancient steps are uneven, built by hand with rocks of diverse shapes and sizes. In many places they are covered with grass and dirt, and in some instances, the staircase consists of tiers of dirt bolstered by stones. No handrail exists to aid in the uphill hike.
Crescenzo grins as he turns and gazes down to find me twenty stairs behind him while I pause to catch my breath. This lofty landscape is rugged, yet spectacular, and the panoramic view from the top is the ultimate reward.
~Excerpt from Colors of Naples and the Amalfi Coast
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