Amalfi has been on my list for a very long time, so this time when I went to Italy I knew I had to make it down there.
My first revelation was that ‘Amalfi Coast’ referred to a number of communities along a rocky shoreline of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Amalfi itself is a medium sized town, and I used it as a base to explore other areas, easily accessible by ferry.
Getting down to the coast is a bit tricky – you take a train into Salerno (in my case, from Rome) and from there you can take the bus or a ferry into Amalfi itself. I took the bus, and I highly recommend taking the ferry instead to anyone heading down there – the bus is hot and crowded and, though it’s only an hour, it feels like a long ride. I only had a backpack, but I imagine if you’ve got luggage it’s even more difficult.
Once I got there, wow. It’s stupefyingly beautiful. All I can say is, if the Amalfi Coast has been on your bucket list, you need to just find a way to go. You won’t regret it. Tomorrow – images from my trip to Capri!