Amalfi Coast, Italy.

  • Tanooki89

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    Apr 04, 2014 4:51 PM GMT
    Has anyone ever come to Italy's Amalfi Coast or is planning to do it?
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    Apr 04, 2014 5:42 PM GMT
    A few years ago I went with my parents on a tour to the Amalfi Coast, including going to Napoli and Pompeii). It was awesome. Beautiful area, great food, but very scary to drive around there because of the narrow roads. We were in a bus and everyone was cringing going around all the turns, but we made it out alive. ;-)
  • sideout

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    Apr 04, 2014 6:36 PM GMT
    Almafi was beautiful. Very touristy but it's still good fun. We stayed in Sorrento which was just a cheap bus ride from the coast and Ravello.
    I didn't like Naples - was a bit of a dingy place. And if you do make it up there - it's the one place I'd recommend to REALLY protect your pack. The pickpockets are some of the best in the biz!
  • ATLANTIS7

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    Apr 04, 2014 6:53 PM GMT
    Love it been there done it!
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    Apr 04, 2014 7:03 PM GMT
    I really like sailing from Capri to Positano, or hiking through the Valle delle Ferriere nature reserve. Capri is beautiful for daytime walking, but I like Positano for dinner and after dinner clubs. The Ravello hills are another place not to miss for hiking.
  • builtnycguy

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    Apr 04, 2014 7:14 PM GMT
    I plan to be there mid-June.
  • BillandChuck

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    Apr 04, 2014 7:34 PM GMT
    That entire area, from Naples, around the peninsula, all the way to Salerno is delightful. Our favorite area there is Capri, but we also love all the coastal towns, too (and we share that of all, Naples would be the least favorite of places, except for the historical interest of Pompei). On the mainland, Positano is probably our favorite, and Castellamare is probably the most interesting (other than Pompei). Amalfi is a wonderful throwback to bygone eras of vast, crowded beaches during the summer, more Italians from other areas enjoying a holiday there, and visitors, all enjoying the sun and the city's exciting season. The people are fun and are there to have fun.
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    Apr 04, 2014 10:31 PM GMT
    BillandChuck saidThat entire area, from Naples, around the peninsula, all the way to Salerno is delightful. Our favorite area there is Capri, but we also love all the coastal towns, too (and we share that of all, Naples would be the least favorite of places, except for the historical interest of Pompei). On the mainland, Positano is probably our favorite, and Castellamare is probably the most interesting (other than Pompei). Amalfi is a wonderful throwback to bygone eras of vast, crowded beaches during the summer, more Italians from other areas enjoying a holiday there, and visitors, all enjoying the sun and the city's exciting season. The people are fun and are there to have fun.

    I'm going to start carrying your bags on your trips. I'm sure the kids won't do it for you so might as well get someone that appreciates it…pick me, pick me icon_smile.gif
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    Apr 05, 2014 1:24 AM GMT
    You must have lunch on the poolside terrace of the Hotel Le Sirenuse in Positano on the Amalfi cliffs overlooking the Mediterranean. This is one of 'the' views you should experience in your lifetime. Amazing!
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    Apr 05, 2014 2:11 AM GMT
    You also need to take the hydrofoil to Capri.
  • JamesItaly

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    Apr 05, 2014 1:58 PM GMT
    Vado a Salerno per la prima volta a fine giugno/luglio. Uno dei miei studenti d'inglese a brescia ha offerto di ospitarmi al suo appartamento laggiù.
    Com'e? Cosa dovrei aspettare??
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    Apr 05, 2014 5:05 PM GMT
    JamesItaly saidVado a Salerno per la prima volta a fine giugno/luglio. Uno dei miei studenti d'inglese a brescia ha offerto di ospitarmi al suo appartamento laggiù.
    Com'e? Cosa dovrei aspettare??

    Translation:
    I'm going to Salerno for the first time in late June / July. One of my English students in brescia offered to put me up at his apartment there.
    How come? What should I expect?
  • Tanooki89

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    Apr 05, 2014 7:41 PM GMT
    JamesItaly saidVado a Salerno per la prima volta a fine giugno/luglio. Uno dei miei studenti d'inglese a brescia ha offerto di ospitarmi al suo appartamento laggiù.
    Com'e? Cosa dovrei aspettare??


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    Apr 05, 2014 9:18 PM GMT
    I love Italy. I've been four times, but the closest I've come to the Amalfi coast is Naples, Capri, and Pompeii. Guess I'll have to make another trip back. icon_biggrin.gif
  • Tanooki89

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    Apr 05, 2014 9:36 PM GMT
    You have to! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 05, 2014 9:42 PM GMT
    Ho visitato le cittadine di Amalfi e Positano 7 anni fa.
    Bellisima!. Anche sono andato alle isole Capri e Ischia.
  • Tanooki89

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    Apr 05, 2014 9:58 PM GMT
    If anyone is going to visit the Amalfi Coast this year let me know. icon_smile.gif
  • BillandChuck

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    Apr 05, 2014 10:48 PM GMT
    Koastal saidYou must have lunch on the poolside terrace of the Hotel Le Sirenuse in Positano on the Amalfi cliffs overlooking the Mediterranean. This is one of 'the' views you should experience in your lifetime. Amazing!

    Or even better stay there and enjoy the late afternoon fading of the sun from your balcony. Amazing! Good call, Koastal!!! Two thumbs up!
  • Suetonius

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    Apr 06, 2014 6:19 AM GMT
    It looks like the OP already lives there - but for anyone else going-
    consider taking the bus up to Ravello, visiting the gardens of the Villa Cimbrone, and the view from the vertical drop down to the sea. Eat or have refreshment on the outdoor terrace of the hotel Villa Maria (great views). If you like walking, you can walk back down to Amalfi on a path/road along the stream (inquire locally if it has been restored since last year's floods).

    Also Pompeii and Herculaneum are quite close via the Circumvesuviana train that runs to/from Naples.
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    Apr 06, 2014 7:10 AM GMT
    It's in my top 5 "places to go before I die"
  • Tanooki89

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    Apr 06, 2014 5:35 PM GMT
    Suetonius saidIt looks like the OP already lives there - but for anyone else going-
    consider taking the bus up to Ravello, visiting the gardens of the Villa Cimbrone, and the view from the vertical drop down to the sea. Eat or have refreshment on the outdoor terrace of the hotel Villa Maria (great views). If you like walking, you can walk back down to Amalfi on a path/road along the stream (inquire locally if it has been restored since last year's floods).

    Also Pompeii and Herculaneum are quite close via the Circumvesuviana train that runs to/from Naples.


    The path has been restored. icon_smile.gif
  • Tanooki89

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    Apr 06, 2014 6:47 PM GMT
    BP201 saidIt's in my top 5 "places to go before I die"


    I agree ;)
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    Apr 09, 2014 9:08 AM GMT
    I've only been to Rome and Vatican city. Hm, heard about this place, it's beautiful. I'd love to come back to Italy again and visit Amalfi Coast and Venice too. icon_biggrin.gif
  • BillandChuck

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    Apr 09, 2014 5:40 PM GMT
    socalx10 saidI've only been to Rome and Vatican city. Hm, heard about this place, it's beautiful. I'd love to come back to Italy again and visit Amalfi Coast and Venice too. icon_biggrin.gif

    Ah, Venice is an entire trip, an entire country in itself. Do yourself a favor and DO IT.
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    Apr 09, 2014 5:46 PM GMT
    Anyone who's down south should visit Paestum. They have Greek ruins which rival those in Athens, and a museum with a beautiful painting, The Tomb of the Diver.

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    There are three temples there which are extremely well-preserved and worth seeing:

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    Here's a map:

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