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Jun 11

Driving in the Amalfi Coast of Italy

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It is probably one of the most beautiful regions of Italy, and in a country such as this a place has to be really stunning to be included among the best. The Amalfi coast is a group of little towns along an amazing  coastline of wonderful blue tones.

Time runs here in a different way, and even when it can get crowded in the most hot touristy months of summer, this corner of the earth is usually quiet. I do not think that the Amalfi coast is overrated, actually everything looks so beautiful and authentic, from the locals that are so friendly, to the amazing cuisine and of course the heavenly limoncello.

 

It is not that far from Rome, one can get into Sorrento after no more than four hours along a great highway. Almost arriving one has to cross through Naples. This is a city that certainly has many attractions, but that I think it looks better from afar than from inside. The Vesuvius volcano offers such a magical setting for pictures and everything in the air just seems thrilling.

 

When we were there we decided to spend our first night in a a little bed and breakfast just outside Sorrento. It was a good deal with breakfast included plus we were able to park our car for free.

 

The following morning we were welcomed by a fantastic view of the sea with the many ferries departing from Naples in the way to Capri, an Island with many beautiful possibilities for the traveler.

 

We decided to spend our first day in Positano, so we drove there. It was challenging, at some point the street was so narrow that we were wondering if we were able to pass with our car, and I should note that we were driving a small Fiat car. We choose secondary roads –these are more challenging- but they offer a more genuine panorama. Positano is a beautiful town between the mountains and the sea. We spent this day there walking around, enjoying sounds and smells and of course delighted by the beauty of the fantastic, luxury well run hotel Le Sireneuse. That was a restful night!

 

We drove the following day to Amalfi, another of the most colorful and historical towns in the region. Everything is so gorgeous, it just simply seems that it has come out of a painting. The mountains in the back of the town are impressive. How tall they are and how they rise from the sea so quickly to such high altitudes!

 

We ended our adventure in Sorrento. This is a bigger town, but still It has not lost the magic of the Amalfi coast. There are many and big hotels, excellent restaurants and great pubs. Here is produced some of the best Limoncello: a must try for anyone visiting the region. It is so easy to fall in love with Limoncello!

 

Italy is full of fantastic destinations. Amalfi is one of those that a visitor should not miss when visiting this amazing country.

 

Amalfi Coast

Amalfi Coast

Here the region is steeped in history and beauty

Amalfi Coast

Amalfi Coast

The local goods and shops of Positano

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Amalfi Coast

Many hotels and guest houses have panoramic views

Amalfi Coast

Amalfi Coast

The town of Positano is a beautiful spot on the coast

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Amalfi Coast

The sheer beauty of Amalfi is a lifetime wonder

Amalfi Coast

Amalfi Coast

The beauty of castles and turrets is abundant

Amalfi Coast

Amalfi Coast

The sheer rock cliffs have spectacular roads which wrap around their thrilling edges

Amalfi Coast

Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi coast and peninsula is always quiet and laid back

Amalfi Coast

Amalfi Coast

The azure blue waters of the Amalfi Coast

Amalfi Coast

Amalfi Coast

The intimate comforts of an Amalfi Bed and Breakfast

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