Italy’s Amalfi Coast is a hotbed for the well-heeled crowd and tourists seeking a slice of the colorful good life.
With it’s colorful towns and gorgeous Mediterranean backdrop, it’s worth a week on anyone’s bucket list.
We chose to hire a driver to get us from Sorrento to Positano, and then from Positano to Ravello – and it was worth every penny. Between the narrow windy roads and the crazy local drivers, the chance of banging up a rental car is just too high. We decided to brave the city bus from Ravello to Salerno, and it was also a great experience living like a local.
Capri in the Rearview
Watching Capri fade into the distance as we head toward our Amalfi Coast adventure.
After a crazy curvy ride we finally see Positano in front of us.
Positano bulges out from the hills above the sea.
The clouds cleared off long enough for us to get out and make a play day. The Marina di Praia is set in a tiny cove in Priaino, and is completely packed in the summer. Since we hit it in shoulder season, we saw maybe 2 other tourists along with a whole host of workers painting and getting ready for high season.
A dazzling moonlight display over Praiano from our waterfront balcony at the Hotel Costa Diva