Catch up on my first Italy post here! After exploring (and eating) as much as possible in Rome for 3 days - it was time to take the train south to the Amalfi coast! We arrived in Salerno and then drove to Maiori where we were staying for the next 5 days. The coastal towns in that area are so beautiful! The first night we walked from Maiori to Minori and ate an INCREDIBLE meal at Ristorante Pizzeria Giardiniello. I remember walking through the streets at dusk as the lights started to glow, turning the corner and seeing this amazing old church. I love that feeling of not knowing what you might find as you discover the details that make a town unique.
The next day a small group of us chartered a boat to take us along the coast and up to Positano. If you’ve seen Under the Tuscan Sun as many times as I have you’ll know that Positano is the quintessential coastal town where Marcello lived and reminded Frances that she’s still got it. If you ever find yourself there - make sure you can arrange to spend a few hours at least! It was so lovely and I wish we had been able to spend the whole day there.
The wedding was probably the most beautiful wedding I’ll ever go to! I mean, it was on the coast of Italy so I really can’t think of a more idyllic location. We all took a bus up into the hills where the town of Ravello sits. The view from the ceremony site was so beautiful! Afterwards we all walked back through the town to the center square and explored a bit.
The reception was held at the Norman Tower, the biggest and oldest one on the Amalfi Coast, built between 1250 and 1300. We enjoyed yummy hors d'oeuvres and cocktails on the rooftop before dinner and dancing inside. It was such a memorable and special day!
After traveling back to Rome we had one last day to check out the flower markets, drink wine, and eat more pasta! We still talk about our trip and how much we love Italy. I’m sure some day we’ll go back. Until then - a least I have the memories and these photographs to take me back!