Traveling In Italy The Amalfi Coast

If you​ were to​ make a​ list of​ the​ most beautiful places to​ visit in​ the​ world,​ then the​ Amalfi coast in​ Italy would have to​ be in​ the​ top ten category.

This is​ the​ coast which is​ famous for hairpin turns,​ breathtaking views,​ sweet lemons (I mean sweet) charming hotels and picturesque towns.

The Amalfi Coast is​ situated in​ the​ southern side of​ the​ Sorrentine Peninsula of​ Italy the​ best way to​ visit the​ coast is​ to​ fly to​ Naples,​ rent a​ car and drive down to​ Sorrento. if​ you​ make Sorrento your base camp,​ you​ can spend several days visiting the​ jewel towns of​ the​ Amalfi Coast at​ your leisure.

Start in​ Sorrento and drive to​ Positano. it​ is​ best to​ carry a​ Michelin map with you​ to​ avoid getting lost.

Before you​ arrive in​ Positano,​ you​ might want to​ stop at​ Positano Belvedere; a​ vantage point on​ the​ road that allows you​ to​ see the​ town of​ Positano in​ the​ distance. the​ view is​ breathtaking.

When you​ arrive in​ Positano,​ stop and walk around town. Chances are you​ have seen it​ in​ commercials. Once a​ small fishing village,​ it​ is​ now popular with the​ international crowd and some celebrities who stay at​ Positano’s 4 and 5 star hotels.

Most houses look like small boxes painted white with bougainvilleas growing along the​ walls.

After Positano,​ continue to​ Vertica Maggiore,​ and then Furore del Valle,​ another gem of​ a​ town. Near by is​ the​ Emerald Grotto. an​ emerald color cave only reachable by boat. the​ water of​ the​ Tyrrhenian Sea,​ enters the​ cave and the​ sun takes care of​ the​ rest.

Continue to​ the​ town of​ Amalfi and Ravello. Ravello also has unforgettable views.
In Ravello,​ you​ will see white washed houses perched on​ the​ hills with gardens planted with vines,​ lemon and olive trees. it​ is​ a​ major tourist destination,​ the​ beauty of​ the​ city,​ and its charm,​ has inspired its inhabitants and guests for centuries.

Things to​ see:

Ravello:
Villa Rudolfo
Villa Cimbrone
Cathedral

Amalfi:
St Andrea Cathedral
Cloisters of​ Paradise (Chiostro del Paradiso)

Dining in​ the​ region:

Sorrento and the​ Amalfi coast are situated in​ the​ Campania region,​ and typical southern dishes are likely to​ appear on​ the​ menus. Among those are pizza,​ pasta,​ tomatoes,​ eggplant,​ mozzarella cheese,​ seafood and citrus fruits.

If you​ have ever had tomato and mozzarella salad,​ you​ will surely have it​ there. it​ is​ called “Insalata Caprese” named after the​ Island of​ Capri. the​ famous San Marzano plum tomatoes that grow in​ the​ region,​ together with silky soft buffalo mozzarella cheese,​ olive oil and basil,​ will surely make a​ delightful dish.

And let’s not forget the​ wines. the​ region is​ rich in​ volcanic soil,​ an​ ideal medium to​ grow grapevines,​ and although wines from this region are not well known internationally,​ they are just as​ good as​ more popular Italian varieties. Wine at​ lunch and dinner is​ usually served in​ small carafes,​ but you​ can also order wines by the​ bottle.

Don’t forget to​ finish your meal with a​ cup of​ dark espresso just as​ most Italians do.

Resources:

If you​ decide to​ go,​ arm yourself with a​ good map and a​ good guide book. My favorite travel guides are Frommers and Michelin. you​ can find them at​ any major bookstore.
Italians are a​ friendly people by nature and driving around the​ area should not be difficult even if​ you​ don’t speak Italian.
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