Amalfi Coast, Italy

The Amalfi Coast is a breathtaking stretch of rugged coastline and vibrant villages. Located between the larger towns of Sorrento and Salerno in the Campania region of Italy, the Amalfi Coast has been designated as an UNESCO World Heritage Site.

My family’s trek to the Amalfi Coast began with a train ride from Naples to Salerno. Once in Salerno (which is a charming town as well), we had the option of riding a bus through tight mountain roads to the smaller towns or taking a ferry. As you can see below, the ferry offers sweeping views of dramatic coastline, vibrant villas, terraced vineyards, and cliffside lemon groves.

Our time was somewhat limited so we were only able to spend time in the villages of Amalfi and Positano. Here are some of my favorites from Amalfi taken in the village and from the ferry.

From Amalfi, we hopped on another ferry and made our way to Positano. While already part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, my daughter informed me it is also a premier spot for a coveted Instagram photo. Let me tell you, it isn’t an easy shot to get. As you are gaining access to the beach, I wouldn’t mention anything about taking a photo.

Our time was cut short in Positano by rain and rough seas. The last image is where the ferry docks to load passengers. Somehow, the captain managed to get us loaded for the last ferry out. If you are planing a similar trip the Amalfi Coast, there are ferry options out of Naples as well as Sorrento which, in hindsight, may have been the most scenic option. The only real downside for taking the ferry is weather. If the forecast is good, go for it.

4 thoughts on “Amalfi Coast, Italy

  1. Hi David,
    The Amalfi coast is one of my dream destinations. I’ve been to Naples twice; the most recent time back in 2010 on a cruise ship (not so recent really…) and I took the ferry over to Sorrento for the day whilst my husband and daughter went to Vesuvius.
    Sadly I knew I didn’t have time to get the bus around to Positano or Amalfi, but I will get there one day.

    Your photos are great, and thank you for liking my blog too.
    I look forward to seeing more of your travels too.

    1. Hi Genevieve, thanks so much for the comment and so glad you enjoyed the photos. 😊 Seems we all have places we are looking to get to or just missed…myself included. I wanted to get to Sorrento on my last trip but time was too tight. It’s hard to top the Amalfi Coast for photo opportunities but Capri and Cinque Terre are equally mesmerizing. Look forward to exploring more of your travels as well.

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