22 August 2015, Saturday
23.08.2015 30 °C
Weather today is fine and hot.
Left Assisi at 7:45am and headed for the Amalfi coast. Had a morning tea stop and lunch stop at roadside rest stops before arriving at the Amalfi coast early afternoon. On the way we passed behind Rome suburbs before pasing behind Naples and sighted Mt Vesuvius for the first time.
At 2:00pm we changed from our coach to a couple of mini buses for the drive to Positano, a town on the Amalfi coast. The roads are narrow and winding, but the coastline is beautiful, although difficult to photograph from a moving vehicle. We had a couple of quick photo stops for the Amalfi Coast, although parking seems to be a case of relying on following vehicles to find away around your vehicle.
Driving into Positano was an adventure, as the mini buses had to negotiate hair pin curves, narrow lanes with oncoming traffic, and pedestrians. The buses dropped us half way into the town, and we walked down to the beach and back. In addition to the town and beach being crowded, there were also many boats and yachts of all sizes cruising the coast or moored on bays or off beaches. It is impossible to give a single example of Positano, but the following photos give an indication.
Go back to our hotel at 5:30pm, and had an hour to unpack and freshen up before our optional tour of "Sorrento flavours" a 4 course meal (including various pizzas) at a local restaurant. After a filling meal, we walked back to the hotel, approximately 15 minutes away.