Exploring Amalfi

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As I looked back through my diary from my trip to Italy, I felt inspired to type up today’s post in ‘diary’ format (expect lots of photos)…

9am – Breakfast time! I had my usual bowl of pineapple and pear first (balancing out the bad stuff), before going up to make my bacon roll with a side of scrambled eggs – and croissants were mandatory for snacking on later.

10.30am – We wandered into town to do some shopping, popping into a local supermarkets to pick up essentials – bottled water, chocolate (Ritter Sport and Milka are the best) and a few packs of my favourite pens to feed my pen obsession.

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12.45 – We hopped onto the City Sights tour bus which drove us all along the Amalfi coast, passing places like pretty Positano, to where we ended up – Amalfi. I would highly recommend taking one of these coach tours as you can stop off along the way and visit smaller areas that are slightly less swamped by tourists, for a small price. We decided to spend our time in Amalfi as it seemed like it had more to do and I wanted to visit the Amalfi Cathedral and see its’ cloister. It’s a shame the weather was so miserable but we made the most of it despite the drizzle, after all we were in Italy and we had croissants to devour…

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You see it in films and on TV but I couldn’t believe just how beautiful the Amalfi Coast was – I felt like I was in a James Bond movie cruising along (ignore the fact that I was actually sat in a coach, far less impressive) The views were spectacular, breathtaking actually. I will say it again but Sorrento and the surrounding areas are almost too stunning to capture on camera, the photos just don’t do it justice.

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Amalfi-71.15pm – We arrived in Amalfi and took a walk in search of food and coffee. We came across this cute cafe bar overlooking the sea so we grabbed a table outside to enjoy the scenery – there was a photo shoot happening on the beach next to us which kept us entertained too (but as my dad pointed out they definitely weren’t ‘model material’ – alright Tyra Banks…)

1.45pm – After refuelling we explored the town and took a stroll through the square. The architecture was beautiful, particularly the bell tower which made it into most of my shots. It stands tall above the clean white buildings and at one point I almost gave myself neck ache from staring up at it so much.

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We didn’t do any shopping or even look in many shops, we enjoyed stepping into the local’s footsteps and walked up past the town and through a more residential area. It felt so quiet and peaceful, surrounded by all the gorgeous greenery…

4pm – It was time to head back through town and grab a snack for the road – our coach was due in at half past and was the last one back to Sorrento! Of course we had to stop off and try some gelato – and a coffee.

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4.30pm – It started to rain as soon as we got onto the bus, almost like a sign for how we felt about leaving. Camera in hand, I spent my journey back listening to music and staring out the window. Goodbye Amalfi, until next time…

5.30pm – We got back to the hotel and got changed for dinner. I threw on my favourite polka dot dress and a pair of suede wedges – it was wine time.

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In case you’ve missed the previous posts, here are the links for Sorrento and Capri’s travel posts.

Last one of the Italian adventure series next week – Pompeii and Vesuvius!

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