Amalfi Coast

By grace.g.yang ยท November 11, 2013
Under: Travels

These days, I’ve been thinking about the fun Ken and I had on our honeymoon. I never posted all of the photos from the trip, so I’ll spend some time this week highlighting our European adventure. We started off in Amalfi, after flying out of Chicago on Monday after the wedding. I can’t believe it’s been four months already! Time flies when you’re having fun.

For our honeymoon, we wanted to do some relaxation and some exploration as well. Amalfi is great for relaxation because it’s not a very large town and you can just stay in your hotel if you want, or you can explore the nearby towns (Sorrento, Positano, and Capri, the island not too far away). I was very nervous about going to Amalfi because I get car-sick/sea-sick very easily (one of the reasons I love living in New York – you can take public transportation everywhere); the roads are very narrow and the drivers there can be very aggressive.

Getting to Amalfi was a little difficult; we originally had a flight from Chicago to New York to Paris to Naples, however, we had problems with the flights and ended up getting re-routed to Rome. Our hotel was nice enough to send someone to Rome to pick us up and drive us to Amalfi (around 4 hours by car). The views when we arrived were breathtaking:




Delta lost our luggage and we ended up having to walk into the town square to pick up some local t-shirts, toothbrushes, and necessities. It was a short walk from our hotel to the town square (Amalfi is very small and you can explore it by foot in one day if you’re a fast walker). The main area of town is very lively at night and during the day has a lot of tourists:



Of course we had to stop for gelato – this time, mint chocolate chip:


The main attraction in Amalfi is the Saint Andrew’s Cathedral:


You can sit outside a cafe and enjoy the scenery of the town and people watch as they enter the cathedral:


We had a very relaxing stay in Amalfi and were able to also visit Sorrento and Positano during our short stay in Italy. More on those towns this week!

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