After going out with a bang in Amsterdam, spending our last night out on the town with our favorite Amsterdam resident Bram and being introduced to a local delicacy Febo…check it out, it was back to Florence for one day of laundry before heading to Amalfi!
Tuesday, we hopped on the train from Florence to Naples where we made a quick pit stop for some famous Naples pizza before making the one hour twisty, windy drive down to the Amalfi Coast. About 20 minutes away from the villa that we are renting for the week we pulled over for a bottle of wine, where we learned that Italy doesn’t have any laws against open containers, or drinking in the car (don’t worry we weren’t the ones driving).
When we arrived at our villa we hit a bit of a bump in the road, well more like a steep switchback road that we weren’t allowed to drive our car down. So, it was walking down from there and then a sudden realization that, in our case, what goes down must go up, but at least we know how we will be getting our workout in for the next five days.
Amalfi is one of our favorite vacation spots, and a place that we have been coming to for the last three summers. Yesterday we spent the day walking around the town of Amalfi, the first place we ever visited along this coastal oasis. After a couple hours of shopping and a lite lunch, we headed up to the storybook town of Ravello.
On our maiden voyage to the Amalfi Coast, we stumbled upon this picturesque hillside town while driving up the mountain. Yesterday we walked around Ravello, wandering through the narrow cobblestone streets. Don’t worry about getting lost in this fanciful town, whichever path you take you will always end up atop a beautiful vista with panoramic views of the coast.
We spent the afternoon relaxing in a garden lounge sipping our Aperol Spritz (the official drink of Italian summer) and indulging in some homemade lemon cakes and gelato. Before heading back down the mountain, we grabbed in a couple of roadies for our stroll back down to the car park.
Toddling down the streets, now filled with onlookers, we ran across a blushing bride and her bridesmaids. Seeing her parade through the town on her way to the alter was the perfect end to our dreamlike day.
Sarah is officially planning her Ravello wedding, 2021. Will the real Prince Charming please stand up?
On our way back to our villa we stopped at the market to grab some sausages and pasta for our home cooked meal, courtesy of chef Taylor.
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