Italy Travel

Amalfi Coast

Located about an hour and a half drive south of Naples, lies the famous Amalfi Coast of Southern Italy. The coast officially stretches from the northern end of Sorrento to the southernmost end of Salerno. Along the windy stretch of coastline lie several villages varying in size, each boasting its own unique character and charm.

From the local citrus groves, come the lemons that have officially been sanctioned for the production of Limoncello, an after dinner liqueur. The Mediterranean Sea offers a lovely array of fish and other seafood that is seamlessly incorporated into the dishes served at the many fine restaurants in the area.

In addition to the drinks and cuisine are a variety of artisanal shops to fulfill your every desire. Porcelain, jewelry, linens, and leather goods can be found along the many walkways with prices ranging to fit any budget. To get to Amalfi, you need to fly into Naples and then you can take a train, bus or if you’re brave enough, rent a car. We rented a car and first drove through the mountain ranges and on the way home, along the coast. Despite the “no horns” traffic sign, the only thing you hear as you drive along the coast is the sound of horns honking as drivers assert their muscle on the narrow highway. In a way, it has to be this way because if you are too timid, you’ll never get anywhere. The colorful coast is too beautiful to drive past and in a short time, you realize that everyone else on the road has the exact same idea.

 

 

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