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Exploring the Amalfi Coast

After four days in Capri we headed over to the mainland to start our voyage north. Before we started jumping on trains instead of boats, we stopped to admire the Amalfi Coast. When our boat pulled up to the coastline, we were amazed at how the city was built into the cliff side.

Positano from the boat
Positano from the boat

We stayed on the main square in Amalfi at Hotel Amalfi. The life of the city is felt here and people come for food, shopping and live music. There’s a cathedral on the square that demands your attention. We spent a lot of time taking pictures on the beautiful staircase. We also spent take eating some delicious gelato on those stairs.

If you visit Amalfi, be sure that you take the time to visit Positano and Ravello. It’s about a 20-30 minute bus ride to both locations and well worth it. Positano has plenty of shops, artwork and restaurants. The restaurant, Le Tre Sorelle, is right on the ocean and the staff is pleasant. Pleasant enough that they bought me and my cousins heart shaped appetizers!

Ravello was one of my absolute favorite places on my trip. The winding roads up the cliff side may give you a panic attack, but I promise you the view is worth it. Ravello sits high above the coast and gives you a beautiful view of the sea. There’s a quaint square in the town that screams “historic.” You can look down into the ravines to see all the lemon groves that the Amalfi Coast is famous for. When you visit Ravello, take the time to just take in the sights and appreciate the true beauty of the coast.

Needless to say, there is a lot to do on the Amalfi Coast. One thing that we didn’t have time for that I was desperately wanting to do was visit Pompeii. It’s about an hour and a half bus ride to get to Pompeii and we unfortunately only had about two days on the coast. What other cities can you visit? Sorrento, Salerno and Praiano just to name a few. I highly recommend taking a look into visiting the Amalfi Coast if you’re heading over to southern Italy!

4 thoughts on “Exploring the Amalfi Coast

    1. Thanks, Stephen!! It’s absolutely amazing there. It’s for sure one of my favorite places. If you ever get a chance to go, make sure you have more than a couple days. We didn’t realize how much there was to do and see in town and about an hour or so outside of town.

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