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to Amalfi Coast by travel2000
Quote: The beauty of this coastal drive is that there are so many towns along the way. You could spend a week or more leisurely driving through. I have come back twice already, and I'm ready for more!
Try not to think of this as a day or side trip. The coast is a destination in itself.
If you want to avoid crowds, try to travel in late fall or early spring. The entire summer months are crowded, all the way from May to September.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 2, 2000
Parking is a problem-you have to park in one of the lots at the top of the cliff as no cars are allowed further down. If you stay in a hotel, there should be parking available.
This is a coastal town where you can roam the narrow streets and make your way (eventually) down towards the water. There is a small beach and some restaurants by the water. There are also many many stores, more for window-shopping as the merchandise is quite touristy.
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 2, 2000
Member Rating 1 out of 5 on November 2, 2000
When we arrived in Ravello, we first parked in the Piazza before the walled entrance into old town. We had lunch at one of the restaurants perched high on the cliff-the food was delicious and the view even better. We then walked into town and up to Villa Cimbrone. The walk takes you through town, little local stores selling ceramics, grape vines (very tasty! we sneaked a few grapes) and charming small hotels.
You have to pay to get into the Villa. We made a beeline for the Belvedere Infinity, the vista point. It overlooks the Bay of Salerno-the water is so blue and clear you feel like you should dive in. It really is one of the most beautiful views in the world. Worth every effort to drive there.
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