Saturday, May 5, 2012

After many twisting, winding roads with tight hairpin turns, we arrived in Ravello, Italy late yesterday.

My husband's daily driving in Istanbul and throughout our travels in Turkey prepared him well for the crazy, but beautiful drive from Napoli to Ravello. The only annoying part was practically being driven off the road by monstrous tour buses! I despise large tour buses.

Upon our secure arrival in Ravello, I could finally relax and just soak up this amazing view. It's everything I've seen in photos and movies, but so much grander in person.

Today, we're hiking down from Ravello to Atrani and then to the town of Amalfi. It's easier going down, so I think we'll take the local bus back up.


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Miss Footloose | Life in the Expat Lane said...

Yes, those tour buses! Glad you managed to negotiate the drive. It is spectacular. What would it be like to actually live there? Mmm ... carrying the groceries up all those many steps might not be such fun. But maybe the views would make up for it?

jaz@octoberfarm said...

have fun! it is so beautiful there!

Unknown said...

Wow, what a spectacular view, Joy! Enjoy!!

Karen said...

Fantastic view. I love the name too. It sounds so glamorous - Almafi Coast. You can just picture Lee Radziwill and Jackie O around the corner.

Joy said...

@Miss Footloose, yes living there might be a whole different story, but it was certainly beautiful to visit!

I was surprised to see many older Italian women walking up/down the stairs and on the side of the road carrying what looked like groceries from the markets.

Joy said...

@Joyce, Claudia and Karen, yes, amazing views! But I did not enjoy the drive along the coast with my husband driving - the roads are so narrow at times and you can't see around the corner. A bit unnerving!

Barcelona Rental24h said...

Amalfi Coast is an excellent place for relaxation and enjoyment of beautiful scenery all around you.

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