While we were traveling in Europe our next excursion was Amalfi, A UNESCO "World Heritage Site": A small little town situated in the province of Salerno, in the Campania. A town which is as tiny as never presumed, as magical as never expected , as beautiful as a fairy-tale. Probably an artists with his paintbrush sat relaxed and painted a landscape of his dream destination.Typically white washed houses covered with the creepers of bougainvillea and other Mediterranean vegetation . Amalfi apparently just in front of my eyes became my most favorite destination and i never wanted to come back from there.We had a very short time there and that have been the biggest regret of my life .A place where i would like to spend my entire life was with me just for a day and half .
In the shorter lime i wanted to explore the most of it and grab as many memories as i can. Our stay was at Atrani . it is located to the east of Amalfi ,almost ten minutes drive down the coast.walking also is very convenient provided how much language you have . We chose Atrani because of an unique reason that it contributes to the smallest community in all of Italy and looks as good as you are in Greece.To grab the charm of both beauty and nature we were happy with the Air BNB and the warmth of our host. We were happy that we chose Atrani for our stay..
The day started early unlike those of usual lazy mornings of our Eurotrip days.The best part of Amalfi is that it’s not a big place .One can easily walk from one end to the other in about 20-30 minutes. The town is well organized specially when it come to people who prefer to walk.There is a separate tunnel based rode made only for the walk lovers . This starts in between Amalfi to Atrani and takes us to Almafi in just a few minuets via so many magnificent land marks of this town . No wonder why Britishers chosen this to be the most popular holiday destination for their luxury.
To reach Amalfi there are only bus and ferry services from Salerno via Minori (a small town in Italy).The trip to Amalfi from Sorrento is approx. 1 hour and 15 minutes (depending on traffic) otherwise this can blow out to two hours.July and August are the two most wanted months for tourism. So make your arrangements accordingly :) . The ferry season opens from Easter weekend and runs until mid to late October with connections from Amalfi to Positano, Salerno, Capri, Naples and Sorrento and is very convenient to access. Headquartered in Naples, the Metro del Mare is an extension of public transport -- by sea. It connects the northern ports to Amalfi.A close small town Ravello, 20 Mins away from Amalfi also attracts lots of tourist . It is situated in the hills above Amalfi. The place offers stunning views to the travelers for the gardens it has and also spectacular Duomo, the Cathedral of Ravello.
Amalfi has squares which are connected by pedestrian streets full of restaurants, souvenir shops and tourists.Everyone must try their lemon gelato, Limoncello , and lemon sorbet.The 10th century Cathedral situated in the middle of the town is definitely a great tourist attraction. The bell tower of the Cathedral is visible from the harbor.For the charm of some of the most beautiful European era paintings there is a place called The Cloister of Paradise situated next to Cathedral is an eyecatcher for its columns build in typical Arabic style and a must go for the art lovers for the paintings of roman era.
Amalfi Beaches are beautiful with a wide colorful spread of sunbeds for the convenience of tourist and it definitely attracts a big crowd. Water is deep blue one of its own kind that it is sometimes difficult to take your eyes off the shore.Pebbled shore which i still admire had a different vibe altogether. Amalfi is a perfect amalgamation of nature, deep blue ocean, lush green mountains, colorful houses, beautiful beaches and lots of fun.it's a divine holiday destination one must go and never skip. it looks like a excursion but its a lifetime experience.
My 10 takeaway from Amalfi are highly recommended for you:
1. The ferry ride
2. Beach bath
3. Vietri sul mare bright colored artistic ceramic tiles.
4. A walk at Scala, the oldest town of Amalfi and the walking tunnel between Atrani and Amalfi
6. Memories of The Cloister of Paradise
7. Time at Cathedral --"Duomo di Amalfi"
8. Hire a bike and rome around Amalfi.
9. The taste of handmade delicious Pasta
10. Pictures of fairy-tale landscapes and memories of a lifetime.