The Amalfi Coast

Our first port of call on this trip will be Salerno, or for more familiarity the Amalfi Coast. When we were on our last Meditteranean cruise, aboard the Norwegian Epic, we stopped in Naples (north of Amalfi) Salerno is south.

On our last trip along the Amalfi coast, we visited ate pizza in Sorrento, took in the views of Positano, and ventured around Pompeii. This time, we will do a more in-depth visit to the Amalfi Coast, with visits to Positano, Ravello, and Amalfi.

Here are some photos from our trip previously:

 

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Sunrise over Vesuvius
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Pizza in Sorrento
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Walking through Sorrento
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Overlooking Positano
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View of Vesuvius from Pompeii ruins
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Pompeii Ruins

So the Amalfi Coast is the coastline on the southern coast of the Sorrentine Penninsula in the Provence of Salerno. Here is a map for reference:

It attracts HOARDS of tourists each year and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The area is known for limoncello liqueur, and you will see lemon trees everywhere!

This time instead of focusing a large portion of our shore excursion on Pompeii, we are diving into the Amalfi Coast. We are touring with Joe Banana Limos, a company we used on our last cruise. This tour can be found on their web-site. We will visit Amalfi, Ravello, Praiano, Furore, Conca Dei Marini, and Positano. We modified the set itinerary a bit (perks of creating private tours). We will do a flip of the plan, and we are hoping to catch a ferry back to Salerno so we can view the Amalfi Coast up close from the water. If for some reason, we are unable to secure tickets or the ferry is not running (rough seas, etc) we will go back with our tour guide.

I will post either during our trip (depending on the wi-fi) or upon our return! So the follow-up post will be full of photos! We will be touring the Amalfi on May 20th, hopefully we are not too jet lagged! Wish us luck!

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