First off, 24 hours is too little time to spend in the Amalfi coast.
That being said, we decided we would give it our very best shot while on our road trip across Italy. It was our final stop in our rickshaw afterall.
As with every other day, we arrived in the middle of the night. Actually, that sounds more dramatic than it really is – we arrived around 8.30ish so it was definitely one of the earlier evenings.
As it turns out, we arrived to a party at our villa. Alas, it was a 10 year old’s birthday party not one to celebrate our triumphant completion of our road trip but we decided to pretend the party was thrown for us. 🙂
All three of us were absolutely tired by this point and decided to go check out our rooms and the farmhouse grounds – silly idea really considering it was night time and tricky to see anything that wasn’t lit.
Before long, the call for dinner was made and we hurried on up to the restaurant for some much needed food and liquid libation! 😉 (Dinner wasn’t spectacular here but we were all too hungry to over-think it).
The very next morning, we decided to get up bright and early to catch our flights (we actually ended up leading to this mad rush around Pompeii).
Finally, we started to see more of what our view from up here was and it was quite an amazing sight. Everyone was asleep – asides the donkey which had me in fits of giggles during the night. A couple of times it brayed and I’d never really heard what a donkey sounds like and I swear, it’s the oddest thing ever. It’s ridiculous and so inconsistent. I’m not much of a sleep-giggler so this was definitely a new experience for me.
Lloyd and I said our farewell to Gabriele who was absolutely an amazing person to have on this road trip! He’s a crazy character – in a very good way.
Before we left, our hosts insisted that we have some espressos to wake us up properly (much needed, might I add) and some biscuits. They most definitely did the trick.
The rest of the morning was spent exploring the windy, twisted roads of the Amalfi coast (albeit not in as much depth as I would have liked – hence why we definitely have to come back) and the of course, in Pompeii.
Now do you see why I definitely have to go back?I find it like a lot like Cinque Terre, I wasn’t thinking about it till I first found out about it and now it’s all I can think of. We barely scratched the surface with the Amalfi coast and I’m already plotting our return! 🙂
Have you ever been to the Amalfi coast? What did you think? If you haven’t, would you like you like to visit?