Cruising through Ravello and Amalfi

Our final day in the Amalfi Coast was spent doing a private 5-hour car tour of Positano, Ravello, and Amalfi. We used Leonardo Travels for the tour and it was honestly the perfect ending to my two week trip in Italy! Initially, I had wanted my sister to drive throughout the coast (since I don’t know how to drive) but the roads are as narrow as a one-way despite being a two-way street and with the winding corners, it’s a little terrifying to see a bus coming at you all of a sudden! I ended up having nightmares of us falling off the cliffs to our death after researching what driving is like in Amalfi Coast and since my sister ended up breaking her shoulder anyway, I hired a car for us to explore the other towns. Our driver was so kind and he made stops along the drive where he thought it would be a great opportunity to take photos.

PRIVATE CAR HIRE:
5-hour Private Tour: €180 (for 2 people)
8-hour Private Tour: €220 (for 2 people
Reservations required
Cash only
You can book the car hire with Leonard Travels here

On our way to Amalfi, our driver took us to the Furore Bridge. This bridge is definitely worth stopping by for since a famous diving competition is held every year in July at the natural fjord of Furore. The view from the bridge is incredible and a little scary knowing that people jump off it for the diving competition!

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FURORE BRIDGE

When we got to Amalfi, I took my sister to the bakery known for its sfogliatella called Pasticceria Andrea Pansa. Amalfi Coast is known for their sfogliatella (it’s the controversial origin) so we ordered torvta ricotta e pele and sfogliatella for breakfast. After our breakfast, we walked around and I found a really cute stall that had handpainted jars filled with limoncello as well as lemon pasta! I bought both as souvenirs for myself.

DID YOU KNOW?
Amalfi Coast is known for: Sfogliatella, limoncello, and olive oil

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SFOGLIATELLA AND CAPPUCCINO AT PASTICCERIA ANDREA PANSA
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AMALFI

We also stopped by Ravello, which had really cute gardens and home to iconic cliff-side gardens. There really isn’t a place like this in the world! I honestly really recommend the car tour because parking is also very expensive and hard to find in the Amalfi Coast and our driver was so great at giving us enough time to explore each town.

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INSIDE A GARDEN IN RAVELLO
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RAVELLO
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BEACHES IN AMALFI COAST
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HOUSES IN AMALFI COAST

After our private car tour in the Amalfi Coast, our driver dropped us off at the Salerno train station so that we could catch the train back to Rome. Initially, we were going to stay in Sorrento but realized with the early flight the next morning, it was a terrible idea since it’s roughly a three hour train ride and was smarter to stay in Rome and order a taxi to take us to the airport.

TRAIN:
Salerno to Roma Termini
Travel Time: 3h
Total: €59
Total per person: €29,50

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