One of my favorite places in Europe is the Amalfi Coast in Italy. The reason may be that it reminds me a lot of California – Highway 1 Big Sur – with its rocky coastline, sunny weather and blue sea. But as soon as you see the LEMONS – the size of grapefruit – you know you’re not in California anymore.
The closest airport to the Amalfi Coast is in Naples (about 1hr 30min by car), and the drive there is one of the world’s most picturesque drives in the world. The landscape and coast are so fascinating that they are even protected by Unesco. It’s not only a beautiful, but also very thrilling sightseeing road and can be intimidating for some drivers. Think Italian Vespa’s and local SITA bus speeding past you at hairpin turns along cliffs high above the sea. Many locals will suggest going by public transportation. I disagree – the best part of going to the Amalfi coast is driving yourself….or ermm…having your husband drive 🙂 So, don’t listen to the online reviews and go rent a car or motorcycle (even better) and take advantage of the endless photo opportunities along the way.