I am sure the Amalfi road has to be one of the most famous drives in the world, however having noticed that every Italian car seems to have been knocked about, (not surprising when you have seen the driving) we opted for a bus tour and an experienced driver to take us along the narrow winding road with hairpin bends and sheer drops.
I have wanted to go to Positano for a very long time, my mother had a painting which I think was Positano, I loved looking at the ice cream colours of the buildings.
We love mountains and the sea so the Amalfi coast was perfect.
We took a boat trip along the coast, this is where the rich and famous live. The house below belongs to Sophia Loren, there is a chair lift to take her up the cliff if you look closely.
On our way back up the beach in Positano we saw Mr Bill Nighy taking some photos. I didn’t want to interrupt his moment so waited until he walked off to get a photo.
Amalfi was bustling with people. It was hot so we sat on the steps in the shade with a gelato.
Amalfi is famous for handmade paper, I found this beautiful shop but decided to call in on the way back to the bus, but unfortunately I forgot.
There of lots of shops selling colourful majolica ware, lemons feature everywhere.
Then we headed up into the mountains for lunch.
Ravello, known as the music town was much quieter than the coastal villages and towns but it’s not like that when the music festival is on.
The view was rather spectacular too, don’t you think?