Oct 10, 2013

Amalfi Coast Drive


Guys, the Amalfi Coast is stupid gorgeous. Roads are windy and I almost lost my lunch a few times, but it's so beautiful, I'd barf a million times just to see it again. Sorry for that visual. Aside from Santorini & Mykonos, this was one of our favorite stops on our Med cruise. And not just for its gorgeousness, but also the food. OH, THE FOOD! Their lemons are the size of your head, I kid you not. But, more on that later. After spending roughly 2 hours exploring Pompeii, we hopped back into our comfy 10-passenger van and started our hour long Amalfi Coast drive. Final destination? POSITANO! Well, and Sorrento, but we hit that up on our drive back to the cruise ship.

Even though the drive was rough on my tummy, our driver (and sharply dressed tour guide) gave us lots of info about the Amalfi Coast along the way. He also stopped the van at a few key lookout points so we could snap photos of the too-stunning-for-words views. I might as well stop typing now because nothing I tell you will be able to compare to actually seeing this coastline for yourself. Rome is great, Cinque Terre is fabulous, but the Amalfi Coast (even more notably, Positano) is mega wonderful. Italy hasn't been my favorite county we've visited during our time in Europe, but this region? I'd go back in a heartbeat.

Scenes from Positano & Sorrento coming soon...

34 comments:

  1. just wow. this has shot to the top of my must see list, it looks stunning. thank you for sharing your gorgeous photos! x

    Miho @ Wander to Wonder

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  2. oh wow! so beautiful! I really wish that I had been able to drive the Amalfi Coast when I was Italy. Guess I'll have to save it for next time :)

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  3. The Amalfi Coast is amazing! I cant wait to go back!

    http://www.sundaynightpaper.com

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  4. Words cannot describe how badly I want to visit these places!!! Ahhh!!! I recently read "Wild" by Cheryl Strayed and am now getting into "Love with a chance of drowning" (highly recommend) and now posts like theeese, and Hello, Wanderlust! There you are.

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  5. I haven't been to the Amalfi Coast yet. I can see why Liz Taylor loved it from your pics. It still looks special.

    Louisa @ My Family & Abruzzo

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    1. Add it to your travel list! It's a place you can't miss!

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  6. I'm running into issues where I keep hanging my mind on what trips to plan for next year. This has got me all confused!!!!! Can't wait I read more :)

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  7. I love seeing places in Italy I haven't been, because it is probably one of my favourite places. This looks absolutely amazing!

    Dannielle | Chic-a-DeeDee

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  8. Wow, it is truly beautiful and definetely on my wish list! I had read before about their famous lemons and they're indeed worthy of their fame. Those lemons are HUGE!

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  9. Stunning photos! What it must be like to live on the edge of a cliff! :)
    http://liveitinerantly.com

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    1. Thank you!! Man, I wish I could live on the edge of one of those cliffs. I'd never leave!

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  10. These photos are magical! I haven't been to Italy and have never really been interested in Venice or Rome for some reason. But Cinque Terre and the Amalfi Coast have me dying to visit. Oh how these pictures spark my wanderlust :) xxx

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  11. Gorgeous! One of my favorite days in Italy was riding a scooter down the Amalfi Coast. I absolutely fell in love with southern Italy, chaos and all.

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  12. These photos are incredible! I have been dying to visit the Amalfi Coast/Positano forever...I loved Cinque Terre, and this looks like the same kind of amazing! xoxo

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  13. Ugh, I want to go!!! I just need to move to Italy.

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  14. Oh, I'm going in two weeks and can't wait!!! Great pics!

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    1. Oh yay! You're going to adore it! Have fun! :)

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  15. Gorgeous! Can't wait to see more pictures!:)

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  16. Bahahahah lemons the size of head. I do want to hear more about that later. We're considering going to Amalfi coast for our honeymoon. Looks be-autiful!

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    1. They were some pretty delicious lemons, that's for sure! A honeymoon there would be amazing!

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  17. Oh my goodness, so beautiful! Reminds my of my trip to the French Riviera this summer. I just love the bright, multicolored buildings on the cliffside

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  18. Ha! Stupid gorgeous...yep, that's about the most accurate description for it. I've been down there a few times and I still can't find the words for it...

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  19. Wow, wow, wow! The Amalfi Coast looks stunning!

    I started feeling icky while driving along the twists and turns of Highway 1 through Big Sur, California. But just like you, I would do it all over again anyway because the beauty of the coastline is worth it!

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  20. It is stupid gorgeous! And you are too cute in that hat :)

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  21. Gorgeous photos, and the scenery ain't bad either ;)

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  22. I have heard so many amazing things about the Amalfi Coast and these pictures just make me want to go even more. Gorgeous!

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  23. Wow, those views are spectacular. So jealous.

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  24. Hi! Could you share how/what cruise line took you here? And if it was an extra tour that you had to take? The pictures are absolutely gorgeous and I would love some travel tips on how to get here. I'm also in the Air Force and stationed in Ramstein. Thanks

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  25. Hi There
    Im going on a cruise in July and would love to do a similar excursion - Pompeii, Positano and Sorrento. Did you do this through a private touring company, if so can you please share the name ? I'm so concerned about finding a reliable company that offers the excursion and ensures punctuality as I dont want to risk missing my ship.
    Thanks

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