Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Amalfi #Holidays

Cheers from Amalfi!
I'm just back from a 10-day break in Italy - Roma and I stayed on the beautiful Amalfi Coast and in Naples. We arrived very early into Naples airport where we were picked up by a driver who took us straight to the town of Amalfi via Ravello over the steep mountain climbs. Our apartment in Amalfi was provided by AmalfiVacation and I certainly recommend this company for holidays in this area. The town of Amalfi is lovely and we enjoyed the tiny streets and shops. The restaurants are plentiful and we certainly enjoyed the pasta and pizza. On our first morning there were fire works set off just after 7 o'clock (6 am on our biological clocks) - odd, noisy, unwelcome (at that hour), and a bit scary. The valley of the town fed the loud bangs up to our apartment and we had an early start on our first day. 

We were three nights in Amalfi and on one of the days we took a day trip to Positano 15 kms further down the coast. We went by bus which must be one of the best roller coaster rides in Europe. Great fun! (we returned by ferry). Positano has lots of winding narrow streets and many shops. We had lunch on a veranda overlooking the beach while we watched a man paint a picture of the coast. He had completed the painting by the time we finished lunch and we went down to have a look. It looked better from a distance and we didn't buy.


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