…and finally Amalfi

and finally Amalfi

From Marina del Cantone towards Salerno the road halfway up the walls of the Lattari mountains that end to the sea is beautiful, in a special way by motorcycle: make a curve and you are wide in front of the blue sea, the curve after you enter in a green mountain fjord, another curve and Positano appears.

Then passes through Praiano, the fjord of Furore and finally, after Conca dei Marini, a last tunnel and suddenly you find the port of Amalfi.

Amalfi with its beauty attracts tourists from all over the world and our first impression was to have arrived in a too crowded place. But it was enough to get away a bit ‘from Piazza del Duomo to find the right atmosphere.

We followed some advices Nello, the friendly owner of Villa Lara hotel, gave us and we had a great time! For days on the beach we went to the Lido of Artists, a pebble beach that is reached by boat from the port: the short journey, with the wonderful view of Amalfi and the surrounding cliffs, marked the beginning and the end of days spent in baths, reading, naps and snacks.

And we had beautiful walks including Gods Pathway that, starting from Praiano, climbs in next to Agerola and then, along the top of the mountains, comes to Nocelle (a tiny village where the most effective means of transport is still the donkey) and finally he drops to Positano; in practice a dolomitic type trekking admiring the spectacle of the Gulf of Salerno. On the way back we promptly recovered calories burned with a delicious puff pastry at Pasticceria Pansa!

For dinner there was plenty of choice; of all the good restaurants available, one whose name says it all, and that just does not disappoint: da Ciccio, cielo, mare e terra (Ciccio sea sky and earth)!

Amalfi coast

 
amalfi coast

 

 

amalfi

 

 

and finally Amalfi

 

 

amalfi

 

 

and finally Amalfi

 

 

and finally Amalfi

 

 

amalfi

 

 

amalfi

 

 

amalfi

 

 

amalfi

 

 

amalfi

 

 

pasticceria Pansa

 

 

pasticceria Pansa

 

 

Pasticceria Pansa

 

 

and finally Amalfi

 

 

and finally Amalfi

 

 

street food

 

 

amalfi

 

 

and finally Amalfi

 

 

amalfi

 

 
gods pathway

 

 

gods pathway

 

 

gods pathway

 

 

and finally Amalfi

 

 

gods pathway

 

 

and finally Amalfi

 

 

and finally Amalfi

 

 

and finally Amalfi

 

 

amalfi

 

 

Amalfi

 

 

and finally Amalfi

 

 

and finally Amalfi

 

 

back home

 

 

 

Rita Palazzi
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