We took a day trip to the Amalfi Coast with a driver, who suggested a plan but let us guide ourselves around. Overnight three cruise ships docked. One behemoth shot fireworks at 1 am and woke us up. Rude.
Because of the cruises, our driver Mario suggested we start in Ravello because the cruise ship tours would start at the other end of the coast at Positano. Ravello is in the Lattari mountains, not on the coast and has some spectacular views. The town is fairly small in population, except during its summer music festival.
The Villa has been around since the 11th century but it’s current state is due to an Englishman, Lord Grimthorpe, who had the landscaping done. The Terrace of Infinity is particularly awe inspiring or scary.
Mario booked us lunch at a restaurant between Amalfi and Positano. The terrace in front of the restaurant had a view that included Sophia Loren’s villa (the white building near the water with its private cable car).
By this point, Scott’s knees were suffering from all the up and down. We had thought of spending a few days here but figured the area was going to be too much for bad knees. Turns out right we were right.
Nine and a half hours later, we were back to Naples in time to see the biggest cruise ship depart.
“Egg” of coconut cream and mango sitting on cocoa nibs: