Monday, November 5th, 2018
We were on our motor coach by 9:00 AM for a drive and tour of a portion of the Amalfi Coast. The road twists and turns and is narrow!
Hold on as we travel the highway!
Very narrow road with really no room for error! Yikes!
It was difficult to really get a great picture of the twists and turns along State Road 163! We stopped at some of the towns along our drive. Others we viewed from the bus.
Our first stop was at a lookout over Positano. Looking down on the beach area it reminded us of the movie “Under the Tuscan Sun”! (In that movie the main character, Frances, played by Diane Lane drinks Limoncello on the beach with Marcello, played by Raoul Bova.) The views were breathtaking!
A few pictures from Positano.
As we were motoring along the Amalfi Coast road we saw tucked into the rock face a miniature village of Praiano and it has a nativity scene!
We also stopped at the town of Amalfi which also had steep cliffs. The Amalfi Cathedral was worth the time to visit.
We had a wonderful lunch at a small restaurant along the piazza before we were back on the bus to continue our drive. Ravello was the next town where we stopped and walked around. It hosts concerts during the summertime and is known for the Ravello festival which they’ve hosted for 66 years!
After visiting Ravello, we took a road through the mountains and the highway to the road that leads back to Sorrento. The traffic was horrendous and it took much longer than expected. We had time to freshen up and meet our guide to walk into town and she pointed out highlights of places to see and places to eat and shop. Because we had a big lunch, we stopped in a local market and bought some cheese and crackers and had that for dinner with some local wine!