After a scrumptious breakfast, we were picked up by our tour operator to discover three authentic pearls of the Mediterranean. First stop on our trip was Sorrento, a picturesque town perched over the sea and distinguished by small alleys, craft workshops and the scent of lemon trees in the air. Later we headed towards Positano, post which we had our lunch at a restaurant with an amazing view of the sea. After this, we were driven to the pretty town of Amalfi. Overall, the tour was a perfect way to break from our regular busy schedule and ideal for this holiday trip. At the end of the trip, we were dropped back to our Hotel by the tour operating company. We took a cab and reached the Naples airport to catch the flight to Milan. At night, we checked into our hotel in Milan.
AmalfiAmalfi, the first major tourist town on the coast from Salerno side. The old town was still opening up for the tourists at 9AM. Basilica at the center of old town is an attraction. The lemon is ultra famous in Amalfi. I have never seen such big lemons in any other places. Also refreshing lemon and orange candies are available. As soon as we took some photos inside and outside of basilica, decided to go to Ravello.
The bus from sorento to Amalfi takes about 2 hours through some fo the best coastal routes ever . They charge you around 20 euros round trip for two people. You will be going through positano , which is the hub of club parties on the amalfian coast, and a very picturesque little town. After reaching Amalfi , we walked around the city for a while , exploring its lanes and admiring its beauty . You can hike up the stairs to see the old church and the naval museum or roam around near the bus stop , which is very scenic. After my fours hours in Amalfi I left back for Sorrento.
The journey started and the most beautiful thing I noticed immediately are the orange and lemons trees grown along the roads. We came by various lemon and orange orchards too. The Amalfi Coast is a stretch of 50 km which runs along the ocean and is famous world-wide for its beauty. People say driving on this road is one of the luxuries of an Italian Holiday. The bus slowly took serpentine turns moving out of the town of Sorrento. The first glimpse of the ocean and you are mind-blown. You have only seen this in movies and in your dreams. Now, it is in front of you. How do you react to something like that? The bus kept turning around and we got glimpses of the ocean from different angles. Blue and still. The ocean sparkled like a sky full of stars. Pictures might give you an idea of what I am talking about.