Day 2: Amalfi and Ravello
Amalfi is a small town on the coast of the same name in Southern Italy. From the Amalfi Coast Road, it doesn’t look like much, but get off the tour bus and walk into town and it’s a gem. I counted something like 50 gelato stands in 2 blocks. Oh, maybe that’s an exaggeration, but believe me when I say there was plenty of gelato. And ceramics decorated with this part of Italy’s trademark lemons. And a pretty duomo in the center of town. And hand-made paper. And a lovely liqueur called Limencello. And laundry on every balcony. I bought an adorable little ceramic juicer. I already have a spot picked out for it in my kitchen.
In the afternoon we drove up an even curvier road than the Amalfi Coast Road, into the town of Ravello. Ravello is famous for its summer music festival. I should remember to put this festival on my official bucket list. Located high on a hill, Ravello is also famous for its Villa Rufulo, with its wonderful gardens and spectacular view of the coast.
Here are some of my favorite pictures I took today: