When I think about ”La Bella Italia”, I have only good things to say. From the multitude of beautiful tourist attractions to its culinary specialties, Italy is simply wonderful.
There are a lot of beautiful places which really deserve to be visited and this is why Italy is one of the countries I have visited so many times so far.
This year I managed to check off the Amalfi Coast, which is one of the most beautiful places in Italy. In case you are going to visit this amazing area, I would like to share a few tips with you, which I’m sure you will really appreciate:
1.First of all, you should see the entire area by taking a car ride along the coast. The union between the high mountains and the sea creates spectacular landscapes and panoramas and it will be a delight to admire them.
On the other hand, parking may be a real problem, because there are not enough parking spaces in the area. Despite this aspect, the coast is definitely worth visiting.
2.Don’t leave the Amalfi Coast without visiting the amazing Positano! This picturesque village was the main reason I dreamed with all my heart to visit this part of Italy. The best place to go to if you want to admire the beauty of Positano is Marina Grande, its most famous beach.
This lovely village built into the hillside of the Amalfi Coast is an oasis of beauty. Make sure you will also admire the village at night because the multitude of lights which embellish the entire place is simply fabulous.
3.The Amalfi Coast is blessed with a lot of beautiful beaches and you should try to add as many as you can to your trip list. Marina di Praia, Marina di Conca and Marina Grande are the ones you should definitely not miss. These amazing beaches are real oases of peace.
4.You should visit the town of Amalfi because it shelters a lot of beautiful tourist attractions. Before I got to the town of Amalfi, I stopped at the side of the road and I took an amazing picture of this lovely settlement. I think it’s one of the most beautiful pictures I have taken on this coast. It could successfully replace a postcard because it perfectly portrays the beauty of the entire area.
5.This part of Italy is also shrouded in mystery thanks to its tumultuous history. The place which perfectly highlights this idea is the ancient city of Pompeii. Nowadays the place is an archaeological site which shelters the ruins of the famous city.
Mount Vesuvius erupted and buried the ancient Roman city of Pompeii under a thick carpet of volcanic ash. You will need at least a few hours to visit this site because it covers a large area, but I assure you that it is worth the effort because you will find out a lot of historical details.
6.The experience of visiting the lively Naples is both challenging and exciting. Besides its beautiful tourist attractions, Naples is about chaos, litter, policemen, laundry which flutters in the wrought iron balconies and about the best pizza ever.
It’s real madness, but it is worth visiting at least once in a lifetime. I must confess that Naples is the only European city which reminded me of the chaotic Asia.
7.Another place that you should definitely visit is the luxurious Island of Capri. Situated in the Tyrrhenian Sea, this small island is famous for its unique landscapes and its beautiful tourist attractions. I like to call Capri” the island of flowers” thanks to the multitude of flowers which are a real delight for the tourists.
You should spend at least one day on this island, in case you want to have enough time to admire its most famous places.
8.In case you want to save a considerable amount of money, you shouldn’t rent a room situated in the most famous villages and towns of the Amalfi Coast. It might sound unbelievable but a room could cost 10 times more than another one situated in a nearby city.
I personally chose to spend three nights in Naples, which is about 55 kilometers away from Positano, and four nights in Pompei, which is situated 35 kilometers away. It was a one-hour drive, but it helped me save a lot of money.
9.I developed a passion for porchetta which is a delicious fatty and moist boneless pork roast stuffed with aromatic herbs. I can’t believe that I have been to Italy so many times and that only this year I have discovered this Italian specialty. You should definitely try it because it is simply delicious. Make sure you will also try their fish specialties because the Amalfi Coast is famous for its local fish dishes.
10.Last but not least, you should take a break and go shopping. This might be a great way to relax and recharge your batteries.