The Anacapri chairlift brings you to the top of the Island of Capri, showing this incredible view of the Mediterranean. This is one of my favorite photos from the weekend, because the sky and ocean mesh together, hiding the horizon line.
Ciao! I just returned from an amazing weekend at the Amalfi Coast in southern Italy. Besides getting atrociously sea sick on the boat ride to the Island of Capri, it was probably one of the best weekends I have had yet. We traveled to Sorrento, Capri, Anacapri, Positano, and of course the historical city of Pompei.
On Friday, we explored the Island of Capri. After the ferry ride, I unfortunately could not bring myself to go on the boat cruise around the entire island, so I stayed behind and explored Marina Grande, the main port of Capri. Eventually, I found myself on one of the rocky beaches along the Marina Grande, where the water was fluorescent turquoise. There I experienced the calming and unique sound of the water coming up to shore and retreating back, moving the large smooth pebbled rocks with each wave. After, we went higher on the Island of Capri, to the village of Anacapri. There is where we ate lunch, went to a chocolate and limoncello tasting, and took the Anacapri chairlift to the top of the Island.
Next was Positano on Saturday. A relaxing sunny day on the black sand beach, but also an exhilarating day for someone like me who is frightened by heights and water. Yes, I went cliff jumping and cave swimming in Positano. I jumped off a 15 foot cliff, (which doesn’t seem substantial but when you are looking down it adds up) twice! After that adrenaline rush, the rest of the day was used to tan and swim in the Mediterranean.
Lastly, we toured Pompei on Sunday on our way back to Florence. I wish we could have stayed there longer, the information we learned during our tour was fascinating and our guide was animated and informed. There was still so much to see that I didn’t get to, I will hopefully return to Pompei to appreciate it again.
A picture is worth 1000 words, so the galleries of my whole weekend will be up soon to show the pure beauty of Amalfi.