Spotlight on … The Amazing Amalfi Coast
What makes this region so very appealing? How about drop-dead gorgeous scenery to start? You can take it in from either the tortuous, windy road hewn into the mountainside or from the numerous hydrofoils and ferries that ply the coast. If you try the road, you might want to take the public bus — it has the right of way on those hairpin turns. It’s never the one that has to back up or pull over. Luckily, every one drives pretty slowly, so death does not feel imminent! Sorrento makes a good base. It marks the end of the train line from Naples & from there, it’s an easy hop to Positano or Capri.
Positano: surely someone must have designed the postcard first & then built the town clinging to the hillsides to match! This is a vertical place of pinks, yellows & whites; a public bus can transport the weary up & down the hill. Ceramics, fashions & the magnificent views draw day trippers & shoppers alike. If you can spend the night, so much better. Looking out from the hillside at sunset to that crystalline water with a nice glass of something to sip, makes for a perfect moment. Then, too, so does the romantic boat rides at dusk, whisking you back to Sorrento under a full moon.
Don’t forget to check out Amalfi, located a bit further down the coast. It’s absolutely beautiful and worth the drive!
Hey…while you’re at it, don’t forget Pompeii, it’s only a quick 30 minutes by train from Sorrento. Absolutely as amazing as they say!!
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