’23 Oct: Amalfi

Arrivederci Naples e Caio Amalfi Town

Our last chance in Naples to say “we should look that up”.

Heading down from town our landlord sent a taxi to take us and our luggage to the ferry, but no, Naples was running a Marathon and we had to get out and walk the last bit, but no problem, we had plenty of time and it was fun to zig-zag along the route.

We visited Sorrento previously on a day trip, first stop on the ferry up the Amalfi Coast.


We had so many ideas for our time here and then we decided, heck, we’re tired and this place here in Amalfi Town is great. So no, we didn’t go to any of your favorite places. “Oh no you didn’t go here” “Oh no you didn’t go there.” No, we did not, and we’re entirely happy, so in the words of our Sir Paul McCartney, let it be!

Here come several pictures on our way to Positano. In Positano 4/5ths of the passengers got off which was amazing, we could stretch and breathe.

Catch the view of the church dome and then you can follow as the ferry gets closer and then moves away.

Check out the path leading from the large white building to the beach, and you can see the road too.

We didn’t get this view from the ferry – entering the port of Amalfi Town (the internet: Geographical Cure).

First day’s lunch. Mine was very good (anchovies with fennel and orange and house red), Windy’s less so (cheese ravioli).

More to come! I’m home now and to-dos are piling up!

Eating Out Twice In Amalfi Town

For an early lunch we walked out of town and chose this quiet place with a dog being King of the Patio. The food was delightful as were the owner and the service staff and particularly the dog,

We were heading out of town and up the hill to have a tour of the Museo della Carta, the Paper Museum in Amalfi, the number 2 attraction after the Cathedral. We loved it!

Our group, the leftmost guy being the tour guide who was fun and informative. We started out just four of us and the rest joined later.

And of course, Exit Through the Gift Shop where they had a ton of cool hand-made paper, and products to use with the really lovely paper designs, shapes, purposes.

We wanted to see about the Lemon Experience but once there we found they were closed, so we headed back and along the way… and you can see how these look like the opening scenes of sailing into Sorrento, Positano, and Amalfi.

We went home for a rest and then out for dinner at the fancy place just across the walk-street and up the alley from where we were staying.

Look up!

I (quietly!) asked the waiter to put a candle in our dessert, which they did, and it was a festive and delicious Last Birthday Event of the trip.

Duomo Di Amalfi And Views

Our destination, built in the 1200s, was the cemetery with the panoramic views. We only got this far since the cemetery was closed, but the view was still quite grand.

The fleet of tour boats returning.

It’s hard to picture since the harbor looks small and shallow but from Britannica: “Although it was known in the 4th century, Amalfi was of little importance until the mid-6th century under the Byzantines. As one of the first Italian maritime republics in the 9th century, it rivaled Pisa, Genoa, Venice, and Gaeta as a naval power in trade with the East.”

There is a magnificent medieval cathedral that dominates the skyline and included among it’s claims to fame are relics of St Andrew. This picture doesn’t show the bell tower but you can see it in the city-scapes above.

Our street in the early hours. This was our last day and we went home early to get clean and pack up for the long long journey home.

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