Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Amalfi Drive seems like a dream!

My trip to Italy seems a long time ago already, but i can still remember the beautiful scenery of the Amalfi drive.
We had such lovely weather that day unlike some who went the following day , so we were very lucky to catch some glorious views! We had an early start at 8am but it was worth it seeing the sun on the water overlooking Capri and the road was not to busy thank goodness as anyone who has done this will know that the road is very very narrow in places with sheer drops on the left hand side, quite breathtaking at times! The drive took us to the beautiful town of Amalfi, then onto Ravello.

One of the many little villages set in the hillside
With the 5star hotel at the edge! Mega money to stay!

We stopped here for a coffee break just an hour into the journey
i passed on the coffee just wanted to admire the view.

This was just a rock formation honestly!
But it is now known as the Madonna holding flowers
once you were passed it you could see nothing from
the other direction.

A better view i think of the formation

Just loved the colour of the sea here, and the boats getting
ready to go out.
We are now in Amalfi.
This picture i am very proud of, after i looked
in the guide book this was in it.
The original 13th century road in Amalfi

Again this one was also in the guide book.
In medieval times it was named the Valley of the Mills
The beautiful cathedral
Dedicated to the Apostle Andrew
One of the ceilings in the cathedral
I left the flash on and promptly got told off, so
felt i should not take anymore inside.
A beautiful view from Ravello looking down with
the mountains in the distance.
A view of Minnori taken n Ravello

View from the mountains from the coach.
As you can see we climbed and climbed to one of the highest points.

One of my favourite days of the whole holiday such contrasting views from the high mountains to the hillside towns ans the sea of course with its wonderful colours.


Tricia said...

WOW J - some amazing views and you deserve to be proud of the wonderful "steps" picture - it's really lovely as are all the others - that really is blue sea!

Oh yes - very narrow roads and not for the faint-hearted :D

Sounds like a wonderful ride!

avalon said...

Tricia: Thankyou so much. I know you have been to Sorrento and Amalfi so you can appreciate the spectacular views of that coast, the photos do not do not do justice i am afraid. But when the same picture comes up in a book i knew i took the right photo that day. A memory to keep!

Pete said...

lovely. odd about the cathedral tho!

Cindy said...

I came across your blog via Wytchwood Ramblings, and have enjoyed seeing your photos of your trip to Sorrento and the Almalfi coast. We are planning a trip to see this part of Italy next year ... seeing your photos has made me even more keen to go to lovely Italy.

avalon said...

Pete: Thankyou, it was lovely to be there. The cathedral was amazing inside as well as outside, know what you mean about odd, italy being mainly a catholic country.

avalon said...

Hi Cindy and welcome. Thankyou for you kind words about Sorrento. You will love every minute of your holiday there it is beautiful, especially the Amalfi drive so that is one thing you must do. xx

oldcrow61 said...

Lovely photos. Would love to see it some day.