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Palazzo Santa Croce

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    • Day 46

      Amalfi Coast

      September 19, 2022 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

      Today's day trip was great :) I didn't get to do the hike I was initially planning but seeing the coast on a gorgeous day was great. There were cliffs everywhere with huge rock faces! My preference is definitely Cinque Terre because it is way less touristy and less city-like but hey, Cinque Terre set the bar pretty high. Beautiful last day in Italy!Read more

    • Day 5

      Practically Perfect Positano 🍋

      September 12, 2023 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

      Early rise this morning at 6 am, followed by ‘feeding time at the zoo’… But, a little (tiny) better of a food selection than yesterday… Exploration of the beautiful Amalfi coast today… First stop was Sorrento where German and I enjoyed a relaxing coffee at one of the side walk cafes… After ditching the commentated tour leader with her incessant babbling… There is only so much of the historical aspects we need to hear about. It’s go, go, go…. Sometimes you just want to relax! So we took a moment to be in the moment 🧘🏻‍♂️

      This trend continued throughout the day, allowing us to more comfortably, relax and enjoy the 30° weather, and the picture postcard scenes all along the Amalfi coast.

      Second destination was Positano, and it honestly takes your breath away as you will see in the pictures. Instagram models around every corner, snapping themselves in various ‘wanky’ poses! 😳🙄💃🏼

      Tale from Positano 👉

      In ancient times, a Turkish boat became beached just off the shores of what has since come to be known as Positano. Aboard the ship was a painting of the Virgin Mary. Legend has it that the captain heard the painting whisper "posa, posa" ('set me down, set me down') and he obediently threw the image into the sea 🌊

      We had simple lunch of panini with ham & cheese 🧀 and absolutely delectable pastry 🥐 full of lemon 🍋 cream: famous in area! We enjoyed sitting in front of the amazingly beautiful cathedral down by the Bay. We then boarded a boat (shit show #1) that took us along the rest of the coast passing by Praiano and stopping at Amalfi, which I think is my favourite town of the day!
      Lemons everywhere! 🍋🍋🍋🍋🍋🍋🍋🍋🍋

      We made sure that we had the obligatory lemon 🍋 sorbet inside the lemon with a leaf 🍃 sticking out the top and bees swarming around it! At €10 it is pretty expensive, but you just have to go with the flow! 😜

      I won’t go into the absolute shit show of boarding and un-boarding on the boats that ferry along the coast to the towns along the Amalfi coast! It is a simply breathtaking area but due to the difficulties in navigating and access & the geographical restrictions to these towns (…along with the exorbitant tourist trap 🪤 prices I don’t think I will re-visit, so I am making the most of this once-in-a-lifetime experience! 🚌🇮🇹🍋💃🏼✊🏻☀️🥵👅🕺🏼
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    • Day 10

      Amalfitana

      May 27 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

      Wir befahren heute auf die Amalfitana, die berühmte Küstenstraße an der Amalfiküste. Bis Positano geht es ganz gut voran, dann wird es schmäler. Wenn Busse entgegen kommen, wird es zum Teil recht eng. Leider gibt es wenig Ausweichen, und dort, wo die Fahrbahnränder einigermaßen ein Halten erlauben, ist alles mit italienischen Fahrzeugen vollgeparkt. In den Orten ist ein Parken sowieso illusorisch, da werden sogar Mofas abgeschleppt. Das ein oder andere Foto gelingt dennoch und wir sind fasziniert von der malerischen Steilküste.
      Amalfi ist extrem lebendig. Touristen, Mofas, Autos, Busse, Polizisten: Alles kreuz und quer. Wir fahren bis Atrani und wieder zurück. Zum Abschluß spazieren wir zum Dorf Sant'Agata neben unserem Hotel und genießen dort unser Pranzo. Wir werden vom Chef des Hauses für ein Foto zu einem romantischen Plätzchen im Garten geführt.
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