Monday, December 12, 2011

Travel Log: Amalfi Coast, Italy

Midway through our Mediterranean cruise, we found our way to Naples, Italy. I didn't find the city as interesting as Rome or Florence so we decided to do a tour of the Amalfi Coast and the ancient ruins at Pompeii. The southern coast of Italy is absolutely beautiful. The waters are calm with a shade of blue and green. It is also famed by its production of limoncello, an Italian liqueor. I never had limoncello in the States but here it's super strong. A shot of tequila pales in comparison.

The town of Amalfi is also known for the Piazza del Duomo and Duomo di Amalfi (dedicated to Saint Andrew the Apostle). There were various cafes in the piazza offering limoncello, gelato, pizza and specialty items. I think the most unique thing we did was drink the fresh spring water from Saint Andrew's Fountain. It was the clearest water we've ever tasted. It was pretty amazing to be at the site where the relics of Saint Andrew the Apostle resided.


Carole said...

Nice post. The Amalfi coast and Positano are on my Travel Bucket List

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