Southern Italy has its own relationship with traffic laws, norms, and sanity. I made the mistake of stopping at a red light in Naples one time and the guy behind me almost lost it on the horn. I think there is a lot to be said for a small, nimble bike, but I wouldn't read that as "slow" and suggest not skimping on enough power to move along. Particularly if "we" means two up.
The Giro d'Italia will be running for most of May -- Italy's version of the Tour de France. Not through Amalfi, this year it starts in Sardinia and works its way around the instep of the boot then over to the heel and up the east coast. It will be up in the Alps, etc., by late May. Lots of epic rides up there. My bucket list involves seeing the race go by, yours probably doesn't, just realize it's in town and is a spectacle to either behold or avoid.
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