The Amalfi Coast

Amalfi – where the real Italy begins

Anthony Bourdain:

“Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.”

Driving along the “SS 163 Amalfitana” or “Amalfi Coast route” from Positano to Salerna is a spectacular experience.

Though the whole area is like a crowded amusement park you still get an impression of its stunning beauty. From the steep streets of Positano to the spectacular views from Rafaello.

Positano
The Town of Positano

 

The-view-from-Rafaello-is-spectacular
The-view-from-Rafaello-is-spectacular

Italy begins at the Amalfi coast

There are a lot of images of Italy but only a few of them are from the northern parts of the country. Some would go as far as to say that “the real Italy” begins at Amalfi. Everthing north of it is just another country. This is a claim that it is easy to agree with. Here are the steep cliff falling into the emerald ocean, orchards clinging to what little soil can be found and picturesque towns with their narrow streets. The only thing that can spoil this beautiful landscape are the hords of holiday makers that swarm in from june through august. The roads are crowded and the towns are jammed.

The tourists swarm in the narrow streets of Amalfi
The tourists swarm in the narrow streets of Amalfi

The only thing that unsettles the impression are the crowded roads: Amalfi – a crowded beauty

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