Amalfi Coast, Italy

During a Mediterranean cruise we did in 2013 we stopped at Naples where we had arranged for a day trip down the Amalfi Coast. We stopped at the stunning town of Amalfi and then had a wonderful lunch at Fattoria la Tagliata high on the hillside in Positano overlooking the ocean.

Amalfi is a town in a dramatic natural setting below steep cliffs on Italy’s southwest coast. Between the 9th and 11th centuries, it was the seat of a powerful maritime republic. The Arab-Norman Sant’Andrea cathedral at the heart of town, with its striped Byzantine facade, survives from this era. The Museo Arsenale Amalfi is a medieval shipyard-turned-exhibition space.

Positano

Positano is a cliffside village on southern Italy’s Amalfi Coast. It’s a well-known holiday destination with a pebble beachfront and steep, narrow streets lined with boutiques and cafes. Its Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta features a majolica-tiled dome and a 13th-century Byzantine icon of the Virgin Mary. The Sentiero degli Dei hiking trail links Positano to other coastal towns.

Our driver took us to a wonderful restaurant, Fattoria la Tagliata, at the top of the hill overlooking the town and offering stunning views out over the sea.

Our driver

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