Sunday, July 24, 2011

The Amalfi Coast, Italy

For the second half of our Italian vacation, we went to the Amalfi Coast and stayed in Positano. The absolute beauty of this place is indescribable. It was absolutely breathtaking and unfortunately, pictures don't do it justice. This was my favorite part of the vacation because of how beautiful and relaxing it was, although Rome was great too!

Positano, Italy

Our driver stopped at the top of a cliff when we were first driving in so that we could look down on Positano. Seeing the gorgeous town built into the cliff for the first time was amazing. We had so much fun exploring the town and learning the bus system the first day that we were there.

At the Beach!

The next day, we went down to the beach! It was such a fun experience to swim in the Mediterranean and to be on a dark sand beach, which is very different than the light sand beaches we have here on the East Coast!


My absolute favorite day was when we went to Capri! Capri was absolutely gorgeous as well and had great shopping. The highlight of the day though, was taking a private boat around and getting to visit and swim in all of the famous grottos.

Swimming in the Mediterranean

The famous Faraglioni Rocks

The Blue Grotto

The Blue Grotto is the most famous, the the most beautiful grotto around Capri. The grotto earned its name because of the way the light passes through an underwater cavity and shines through the water which creates a blue reflection that illuminates the grotto. It was difficult to get a good picture inside because it was very dark.


Our final day on the Amalfi Coast, we headed over to Sorrento for a few hours. Sorrento was a lot of fun and had great shopping, but Positano was still the most beautiful in my opinion!

Positano and the Amalfi Coast was like nothing I have ever seen before. It was positvely stunning and I hope to go back someday soon!

The next and final post about my trip to Italy will be about... the food!

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