I often get asked, "What is the Amalfi Coast?"
The answer I give is to refer people to this page of my blog; I tell them to watch a few of the videos and read the articles that are linked to further down the page.
I warn them that once you've discovered the Amalfi Coast there is no going back.
Okay, so what is the Amalfi Coast? Well, it is a stretch of heartbreakingly beautiful coastline, stretching from Positano to Vietri sul Mare.
Along the coast are soaring cliffs and the bluest seas you'll ever set eyes upon. Delightful little villages, filled with cottages painted orange, lemon, and peach, climb their way up hillsides, while surrounding the villages are picturesque olive groves, lemon orchards, and vineyards.
Getting here is awe-inspiring, particularly if you arrive by boat.
You will usually sail into either Amalfi (as in the video above) or Positano. Unless you are lucky enough to have your own boat, you will likely arrive on one of the well-priced ferries from Sorrento or Salerno.
When you consider the experience awaiting you the ferry voyage has to be one of the world's greatest bargains. That view is truly priceless
In fact, there are only two ways to arrive here, by boat or by road. The road is something else, spectacular it is, but a little hair-raising too.
I can honestly say that I have never seen its equal in my entire lifetime of traveling.
You feel like you want to wrap it all up and take it with you through the rest of your life. Actually, you do that anyway. The memories made here stay with you always.
What happens on the Amalfi Coast stays with you always and you'll feel you've left a little bit of yourself on the Amalfi Coast forever.