Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Positano & Amalfi, Italy


How time has flown by (how are we almost at the end of May?)

A few weeks ago, C and I flew out to Italy with a few of our friends to celebrate our birthdays as the girls and I are all hitting the big 3-0 (eek!). We decided to plan a trip last year to get together to give our twenties a big send off.

When we were trying to decide where to go, there was one location that kept getting thrown back into the pot. Holly and Flo had previously visited this area on their honeymoon and had said nothing but good things...

Done deal.

Fast forward to a year, past the planning, the scheduling and all the Whatsapp chats and we finally made it to Naples, where we would spend the night before picking up the hire car to make our way to our villa in Sant'Agata, near Sorrento.

One of the very first things we wanted to do was to hire a boat to sail down the Amalfi coast...



Incredible. You don't need to own a boat license up to a certain size, but as Flo knows boats, naturally he was Captain for the day!


There are no words to describe how amazing it was driving down the coast (although, the cross-waves from other boats on our little tiny speedboat = a lot of motion sickness...!)





There's truly no better way to see Positano and Amalfi than by boat!

Amalfi
You can pay for boat tours, but as they normally follow a tight schedule, we decided to go and do our own thing so we could decide how long we wanted to spend in Amalfi and Positano.
Positano




April is the best time to go. It's not quite high season yet and you aren't slowed down by hordes of fellow tourists and whilst it is still busy enough, you never get fed up the way you would if you visit in the summer. We've visited Italy a number of times during April and it always seems to be the best time - weather is pretty decent too, enough sun and the perfect temperature!



Amalfi cathedral

We managed to drop anchor and visit Amalfi and Positano, stopping for a stroll and a bite of lunch.

Speeding by the coast


Our boat rental company: Nautica Sic Sic


Strolling through the cute shops in Positano
Homewares - no space in our luggage sadly :(
Stopped off for a gelato













These two places were some of my favourites to photograph. It's so hard to take a 'bad' photo, everything you see is stunning, and it's so easy to capture the spirit of the towns.



C + I
The entire day was incredible. The best part? Being able to spend it with everyone else. I don't think I stopped laughing from the moment we stepped foot into the speedboat (from when Cam started singing The Lonely Island's I'm on a Boat with perfect fluency, to the one of many times where the waves had gotten the better of us and soaked us from head to toe! AhemVickStephenahem)

Sorry to photo spam, they were just all too pretty not to share..!

More on our trip soon...

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