The Amalfi Coast’s beauty stuns me into complete speechlessness.
There are so many little details in this region that add up to create a gorgeous sum of its parts; so many that to be able to merely put them into words – or to barely begin to describe the loveliness that is this place – requires recounting of every single detail.
I don’t even know where to start – so I’ll just tell you what I can remember of its immense beauty.
Maybe it’s the wind that strokes your face as you cruise in the car along the curvy, narrow coastal route, which has been voted one of the world’s best coastal drives.
Or maybe it’s the lemon trees along the roadside, their branches heavy with large yellow fruit swollen with ripeness. Perhaps it’s also the plants growing haphazardly by the side, flushed with flowers of every shape and color; evidence of summer.
But mostly I believe, it’s the fact that as you drive from town to town along the coast (from Sorrento to Positano to Amalfi and then uphill to Ravello), you have the vast blue waters on your right and tall towering cliffs on your left.
Views like this required us to stop the car every so often to stop and stare, and then get a picture in between.
I may sound like I’m waxing lyrical, but trust me – this is a beauty so magnificent it literally takes your breath and heart away.
(If I haven’t lost you yet, and you want to follow me on my adventure, read right on…)