Oh Amalfi Coast, we think you are the most magical place! The breathtaking views on the Amalfi Coast are truly like nothing you have ever experienced. Climb as high as you can go, and you’ll see the most gorgeous swaths of pastels built into hillside cliffs, boats coasting through the water below, and winding roads paralleling the jagged coast, make this area so fantastic. The first of many, many times to the Amalfi Coast was with Jon’s parents Lori and Joe.
First, we all visited Pompeii, and then moved onto the Amalfi Coast. We had a driver take us around to make things a little bit easier for everyone. Everything we had heard about driving on the Amalfi Coast is true, and we’re so glad that we didn’t have to drive it ourselves during our initiation into the area. In the future, we drove it many times on our own. The twists, narrow roads, speedy cars, buses, and scooters were enough to make anyone feel a little queasy. But it made this trip quite exciting!
We visited the town of Amalfi, which is a quaint town on the water. It has an older feel to it than the other towns on the coast, with a Duomo and piazza. It also has many ceramic and glass shops. At one such store, we bought decorative oil and vinegar holders, as well as salt and pepper holders.
Next, we went back up the coast, above Positano, to eat lunch at Fattoria La Tagliata. Overlooking the sea and cliffs, we ate like kings with eight different antipasti, four different pastas, and four different desserts! And of course, we can’t forget about the many limoncello drinks. Simply delicious!
Positano is located in a beautiful valley, and it opens up to a magnificent stretch of coastline. The very narrow streets with boutiques on either side of them are pretty charming. Winding pathways and staircases guaranteed that we had amazing views around every corner!
We were fortunate to live so close to the Amalfi Coast that we were able to come back with future guests. There are so many towns along the Amalfi Coast, and each have their own charm, purpose, and breathtaking views, but Amalfi and Positano consistently stand out, with good reason!
With each visit, we discovered something new in this area. The changing seasons, new perspectives, and infinite opportunities in this area make it the perfect place to visit again and again.