Greetings from the Amalfi Coast
So if you don’t follow me on Instagram or haven’t guessed by the title of this blog, I’m currently in Italy with the fam exploring the beautiful towns of Sorrento and Ravello, this is our 4th year coming to Italy and you could say that this is a ‘family favourite’. Every time I come here I am stunned by the colours and scenery that Italy has to offer, I think I can truly say I have seen houses every colour of the rainbow (I want to live in a pink house!).
My favourite day of the holiday was when me and the family rented a boat, our driver, Raphael took us all along the Amalfi Coast and stopped a couple of times to let us snorkel. He then took us to Capri where we had a seafood lunch quite possibly the best meal of my life!
Whilst in Ravello, we visited a restaurant right at the top and watched the sunset – the food was amazing too. We visited nearby towns Amalfi and Minori and being into street photography, I got some great shots of the locals going about their business. We ate pizza until it came out of our ears – yum!! Its also not every day you come across a rabbit on the sidewalk – a brave rabbit at that, he had no fear and wasn’t fazed by tourists, vespas or any street noise!
Our next stop was Sorrento, we checked into our hotel, The Bellevue Syrene and this hotel was right up my street, the decor was 50s glamor and had famous people up on the walls like Sophia Loren. Our room was to die for, we had an amazing sea view, a four poster (though that wasn’t mine) and incredible art on the ceiling – the artist must of had a sore neck by the time he had finished.
The hotel was only steps away from the town so we went exploring and yet again ate more pizza. I learnt that the Italians don’t seem to go out until later in the evening and I love how their meals are a real occasion. Something us Brits don’t seem to do enough of.
I packed loads but also left a pile of freshly ironed clothes out after my mum specifically said ‘put them straight into your suitcase’ – guess I’m paying the price, sorry mum! The Amalfi generally has a casual vibe so its usually maxi dresses, skirts and shorts but the one thing I have to say is a pair of trainers are a must due to the amount of exploring. Another thing I learnt is not to enter a church without covering your shoulders – oops!
I have had so much fun in Italy but looking forward to getting back to my pooch. Sadly school still exists so I have to go there as well.