Amalfi Coast

Get ready to be inundated with my Amalfi Coast pictures. It was hard to narrow it down for the blog because the coastal landscape of this part of the Mediterranean is unlike any other I’ve ever experienced. In a word, breathtaking.

We stayed in Amalfi (the main town of the coast), at the Santa Caterina Hotel. I cannot recommend this jewel of a hotel enough, it was old-world class and glamour but with an easy beachlife vibe. The hotel is filled with lots of artwork and antique furniture. Even the floor of our suite had the local artisan hand-painted ceramic tiles. The food and service is outstanding, the servers wear proper jackets. But it was never stuffy, simply friendly and accommodating. The beach club/pool was right at sea level and it was fabulous. I think I drank my body weight in rosé there.

After our stay in Rome, where we walked the city like it was our job, we took it easy in Amalfi. I suppose like the locals do. We did walk into the main town and attended Sunday mass at the Amalfi Cathedral. We also visited Positano to sightsee and have dinner at La Tagliata (a big thank you to Elena, our trusted travel agent, for this wonderful rec). Sadly, we didn’t make it to the island of Capri. The water was too rough for boats to sail to Capri for one of the days of our stay. I also think my family was worried about my lack of sea legs when we took the water taxi from Amalfi to Positano, the boat ride was very choppy and I wasn’t feeling my best. This may or may not have been exacerbated by my rosé imbibement mere hours before. So, my husband and I hope to return to the Amalfi Coast someday and visit Capri, hopefully when the Mediterranean is more calm.

So, here we go!

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Enjoying the view and Prosecco from our terrace. Forever 21 Life In Progress chambray top (sold out); Paige Denim white jeans; Steve Madden Ecentric leopard sneakers; Cartier tank watch; Banana Republic Favtory Store metallic snakeskin belt (old).

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Part of the Santa Caterina property, as seen from their Beach Club. I half expected to witness a princess popping out of the tower doors and onto the terrace.

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Close-up shot of the gorgeous hand-painted tile floors of our suite. Also, my husband’s new shoes from the Salvatore Ferragamo store in Rome. How gorgeous are these with the light oyster leather and blue soles!

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Aboard the water taxi in Amalfi, en route to Positano.

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Positano! I love this picture of my husband and me, he looks so handsome in his linen ensemble. Bailey 44 striped column midi dress (old); American Eagle Outfitters cotton knit motorcycle jacket (old, similar); Lucky Brand Wekka sandals in black; Marc by Marc Jacobs grey crossbody bag (old, but awesome dupe).

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La Tagliata restaurant in Positano. One of our best meals of our Italian trip, and that’s saying a lot! It’s family owned and operated, a true delight and experience. There’s no menu, they just bring you all these amazing courses of delicious delights. Everything is local, farm-to-table long before it became the rage here. It sits atop the mountain and overlooks the Mediterranean Sea. The views and open air dining are unrivaled. You must dine here, given the opportunity. Allow yourself at least 2 hours, if not more, to have a leisurely meal. And to enjoy the local limoncello as an after-dinner treat. This restaurant was also the best value for the euro.

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The view from La Tagliata. Stunning.

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Amalfi Cathedral. This gorgeous cathedral dates back to the 1200’s. My family and I attended Sunday mass and it was truly wonderful. Although we don’t speak Italian, we were still able to follow the mass. The locals were so warm and friendly during the Sign of Peace (I will never forget the Italian word for peace, pace). We loved how the children were involved too, their angelic voices singing the hymns and shaking hands for the Sign of Peace.

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Our walk into town at Amalfi. Mopeds and motorcycles abound in Italy.

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Adorable sea-themed car along our walk.

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Climbing higher and higher through a small street in Amalfi. Spot my husband leading the charge (smartly in the shade).

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The spectacular view from our open-air table at Eolo, a Michelin star restaurant that specializes in seafood. Another top meal of our trip, excellence on all fronts. We were lucky to get the sunset during our dinner and then the lights started to twinkle along the coast.

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Pre-dinner picture of my dad, sister and me. How cute are they? Isabel Marant pour H&M silk dress (old); Lucky Brand Wekka sandals in black; Marc by Marc Jacobs grey crossbody bag (old, but awesome dupe).

Hope you enjoyed the pics of Amalfi. Have you been? Please do tell if I must return with a day trip to Capri. If you haven’t been, did this spark your interest to visit this beautiful coast?

Have a safe and fun-filled Memorial Day weekend with your loved ones and a heartfelt thank you to the women and men who have died while serving in our country’s armed forces. xx

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. ina
    May 22, 2015 @ 12:35:58

    Great pics! The last time we were there,we went to Liguria. Need to see the Amalfi coast:)

    Reply

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