The Amalfi Coast
If you were to compile a list of the most stunning places to visit worldwide, the Amalfi Coast in Italy should be included in the top ten categories.
The coast is known for its hairpin turns stunning views, sweet lemons (I refer to them as sweet), charming hotels, and beautiful towns.
The Amalfi Coast is located in the southern portion of the peninsula of Sorrentine in Italy. The most effective way to travel to this coast is to fly into Naples, rent a car, and drive to Sorrento. If you choose to make Sorrento your base, it is possible to spend several days touring the most beautiful towns along the Amalfi Coast on your leisure.
Start at Sorrento and continue towards Positano. It is best to have a Michelin map to ensure you aren’t lost.
When you get to Positano, You may want to visit Positano Belvedere, a vantage point along the road that permits you to view all of the city and townships in Positano from a distance. The views are breathtaking.
Once you have arrived in Positano, make sure to stop and stroll around Positano town. You’ve likely seen it on TV commercials. The city was once a tiny fishing community, and it is now very popular with the international crowd and celebrities who are staying in Positano’s five and 4-star hotels.
The majority of houses appear to be small boxes, painted white, with bougainvilleas that grow in the walls.
After Positano After Positano, travel towards Vertica Maggiore, then Furore del Valle, another beautiful town. Nearby is the Emerald Grotto and a cave of emerald hue that is only accessible by boat. The waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea enter the cave, and the sun then takes charge of the rest.
Continue to Ravello, the city of Amalfi, along with Ravello. Ravello is also a place with breathtaking views.
In Ravello, You will find white-washed houses atop the hills, with gardens dotted with lemons, vines, as well as the olive tree. It is a top-rated tourist attraction, and the splendour of the city and its charm have attracted the city’s residents and guests for centuries.
Things to look for:
- Villa Rudolfo
- Villa Cimbrone
- St Andrea Cathedral
- Cloisters of Paradise (Chiostro del Paradiso)
Food and drink in the area:
Sorrento, as well as the Amalfi coast, lies inside the Campania region. Typical southern dishes will appear on menus, and some include pizza pasta, tomato and mozzarella cheese, eggplant, citrus fruits and seafood.
If you’ve ever eaten tomatoes and mozzarella salad, you’ll indeed find it in your kitchen. It’s known as “Insalata Caprese,” named after the Island of Capri. The well-known San Marzano plum tomatoes are grown in the region, along with the silky soft buffalo mozzarella cheese and olive oil and basil, are sure to make delicious food.
Let’s not forget about the wines. The region is filled with volcanic soils, making it the perfect place for growing grapevines. And even though wines from this region aren’t widely acknowledged internationally, they’re comparable to more well-known Italian varieties. The wine served at dinner and lunch is typically served in small glass bottles; however you can also purchase wines in bottles.
Don’t forget to end your meal with a cup of dark espresso as most Italians do.