Time to head south - The Amalfi Coast
On this month-long trip we’ve traveled from Lake Como in the Lombardy region and traversed the Veneto going through Verona and Venice. We dropped down into Tuscany, the heart of the Renaissance. Now, it’s time to head south to the fabled Amalfi Coast.
The Amalfi Coast is a peninsula just south of Naples that juts out into the Mediterranean Sea. It’s known for it’s steep cliffs which drop quickly into the water. To go from town to town you must rely on a narrow road that twists along the sides of those cliffs. This area of Italy is everything you expect it to be: bright, sunny, relaxed and beautiful.
We chose to stay in Positano about half way along the southern coast of the peninsula. This is the view of Positano from high on The Amalfi Coast Route (SS 163 Amalfitana) which follows the shoreline from Sorrento south to Salerno, The center of town is the red domed structure, the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption. As a counterpoint, flanking the church are the towns famous beaches flush with folks working on their tans.