Happy Ferragosto! We are turning our planes to the beautiful Amalfi Coast this week to find out what all the fuss is about. Well-deserved, righteously emphasized fuss, that is.
The Costiera Amalfitana is located on the northern coast of the Salerno Gulf overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea, in Salerno, Southern Italy. It has also been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997.
The thirty mile coastal road offers its viewers beautiful views of Italian villas, fishing villages, and perfect beaches. The Amalfi coast is also the perfect link to both luxury and history, with the lush island of Capri a mere boat ride away and day trips to Pompeii being offered like fresh, hot piadini.
But just in case these delicious images have yet to convince you, here’s some fun facts that certainly will:
- The Amalfi coast has a Mediterranean climate, meaning it boasts warm summers and miled winters. Its thirteen municipalities also make it a perfectly picturesque tourist hotspot.
- The entire area is a well-known cultivator of lemons (sfusato amalfitano), meaning its streets and little alleys are practically flowing with cool, fresh limoncello you can enjoy on one of their spacious terraces after a hearty spaghetti lunch.
- It is incredibly safe. While busy Italian cities such as Rome and Florence satisfy one’s wandering soul, the cobbled streets of the Amalfi coast are some of the safest areas in the entire Italian coast. Most areas are well lighted, and pedlars and pick-pockets are known to be absent from the coastal paradise.
- No matter the angle, the view is AMAZING.
Happy travels, all! If anyone needs us, we’ll be sipping limoncello on our Vespa somewhere between Sorrento and Salerno. Peace!