The Amalfi Coast, Italy
In May we got to go to the Amalfi Coast. Oh boy there are just not words to tell you about how wonderful it was. We're sure you have seen pictures and it's just like the pictures...only better! We stayed in little town called Praiano at Casa Privata and just drove around to the different towns each day. The infamous Positano was about a 15 min drive from our hotel, or a 10 minute water taxi ride.
The roads are windy and the parking it pretty dang tight, but seriously what's better than several little towns built around hundreds of acres of lemon and orange trees, where everything smells like rosemary and lavender? Nothing. Overall, we'd probably say that the Amalfi Coast is one of our top 5 destinations we've ever been too.
If you are in the area then you must stay here! Everything is perfect. We are both literally sitting here contemplating if we should post this place because it is such a gem, but after much contemplation we figured we should share this huge slice of heaven.
Ravello is a small town about a 15/20 minute vespa ride from the town of Amalfi. Boy were there some serious hills in order to make it there, but the views were so worth it. The town of Ravello was so quaint and quiet and not busy at all. We just walked around, shopped the local ceramics and peaked into different galleries to enjoy the artwork.
Le Sirenuse - This is a super swanky but beautiful hotel to go see and enjoy a drink and some snacks on the terrace.
Max’s Restaurant - There weren't a whole lot of tourists there which we loved, and it's like you're in an art gallery.
La Taverna di Masaniello (in Amalfi) - This place seemed a bit touristy but the pizza was some of the best we had our whole trip.
We've never seen a city this beautiful. I mean we get it, it is a bit touristy in the summer, but it is seriously the most insanely built city we've ever seen. Imagine a city built into the mountains, with lemon and orange trees surrounding you. The beach feels like something straight out of the 70's, which is just so classic.
On one of the days that we were staying on the Italian coast, we decided to rent mopeds (BEST DECISION EVER!)...We highly recommend doing this, not only are they a blast but if you hire a taxi and get car sick easily, it will most likely happen on the Amalfi Coast because everything is so windy! We just zipped around from town to town and went to Amalfi first (just to clarify...the whole coastal area is called the Amalfi Coast but there is actually a town called Amalfi as well). We grabbed lunch in Amalfi and had to stop for some gelato as well before heading to the next town.
This hotel/wedding venue is also a place that you can go and just walk around the grounds and enjoy the stunning views. There is an entrance fee but it was well worth it! There are beautiful gardens there and views that are out of this world!