Next on our spreadsheet of plans was a driving tour of the Amalfi coast and Vyse was back at the helm navigating us along the tricky, twists and turns on one track roads hugging the cliffs of Amalfi. Our first stop was to the town of Ravello where we were blessed with the last parking spot in the lot closest to the town.
Here is a video of our tour through Amalfi, click on the photo below. The story continues below…..
We walked up the stairways that opened up to an amazing view of the piazza high up in the hills, with a cathedral, shops and restaurants to explore. We then bought tickets for the Villa Rufolo which wasn’t that exciting but its grounds offered some spectacular views, great photo ops of the ocean and coastline. Here is a link to our Ravello photos.
We had planned on stopping in Amalfi but had difficulties finding parking so we did the drive by tour and headed for Positano. We drove down through the town, towards the beach and found a reasonable parking lot to stop for a few hours.
The town is very pretty, nestled on the sea, climbing high above on the seaside cliffs that are the iconic views of the coastline. We wandered for a couple of hours and then made our way back to retrieve our car, continuing on the coastal trail. Here is a link to our Positano Photos.
Soon we were passing Sorrento and shortly back to our home base in Vico Equense. When we arrived back Vyse was talking with the guy who looked after our apartment and he mentioned a great view-point in Santa Maria del Castello where you could look down upon Positano from high up in the hills. He said it was particularly scenic in the evening and worth a look. Vyse and Janet decided they were going to venture out for a peek, Sandra and I stayed at home as I was feeling poorly and she had enough after the long, twisting journey. After watching the video and pics that Janet took I was sorry I missed it but can image it from the photos she took. Next post we are visiting Sorrento.