Amalfi, Positano and Ravello

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.

Amalfi Coast
Amalfi Coast
Amalfi Coast

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.

Amalfi Coast

Amalfi Coast

We love mountains and the sea so the Amalfi coast was perfect.

Amalfi Coast

Amalfi Coast

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.

Amalfi Coast

Amalfi Coast

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.

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Amalfi was bustling with people. It was hot so we sat on the steps in the shade with a gelato.

Amalfi Coast

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.

Amalfi Coast

Amalfi Coast

There of lots of shops selling colourful majolica ware, lemons feature everywhere.

Amalfi Coast

Then we headed up into the mountains for lunch.

Amalfi Coast

Amalfi Coast

Amalfi Coast

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.

Amalfi Coast

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The view was rather spectacular too, don’t you think?

Amalfi Coast

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7 Responses to Amalfi, Positano and Ravello

  1. Oh wow its stunning….. And that mountain of paper…. I think I have to go there. Beautiful place x

  2. eganj1 says:

    I was kicking myself for not going to the paper shop but I might go back one day. It’s what Harry and Megan’s wedding invitations were printed on, I wondered if I bought some I’d be too scared to use it.

  3. Helen says:

    Beautiful photos! I haven’t been to Positano and Ravello since I was about 15… a LONG while ago. How delightful that it doesn’t seem to have changed much, if at all 😊

  4. Jean Thatcher says:

    very nice thanks Jean Thatcher Original Art in Porcelain, Watercolor and Mixed Media http://www.JeanThePainter.com

    On Sun, Nov 4, 2018 at 5:35 AM Kiln Fired Art Blog wrote:

    > eganj1 posted: “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), > so we opted for a bus tour and an experienced ” >

  5. alysen55 says:

    And you weren’t scared on the bus? I was near a window and sometimes it looked like our tires were right on the edge … those drivers really know what they’re doing! Kind of like the Parisian ones :). Beautiful pictures, brought back some nice memories. Thank You.

    • eganj1 says:

      No the bus ride didn’t rally bother me. I was more scared leaping off the chair lift on Capri. I had visions of me going round again 😁

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