From Florence, we took a train to Salerno.
Once at Salerno, we took a ferry to the town of Amalfi. The ferries follow the Amalfi coastline so the scenery is pretty nice. These ferries are convenient as they run often and are usually right on time (in comparison to local buses as sometimes they are full by the time they get to your stop). If your travels permit, we recommend travelling the coast by ferry.
We preferred staying in Atrani, a small village right next to Amalfi town (within walking distance). It was much quieter, less traffic, fewer tourists and very PICTURESQUE!
We stayed at Eva’s rooms. Now, to get there from the wharf in Amalfi is a bit tricky. We wanted to take a cab as we thought Atrani was farther away. The cab driver looked at us with an “annoyed” face and waved his hand to the direction of Atrani. We then figured out that we actually had to walk there. As you get up the hill from the wharf there is a pedestrian tunnel that links Amalfi town to Atrani. Once you get to the end of the pedestrian tunnel you can cross the road and walk thru an outdoor patio restaurant. You are now in Atrani.
After all that confusion, once you get to Atrani on-foot, look at the view that awaits you!
Eva’s rooms are family-run. It is similar to a bed & breakfast set-up. Basically a small room with a balcony. So if you are fortunate enough to be there when it’s sunny, you’ll get to enjoy the balcony and the view is spectacular. Be prepared, no elevators so you need to climb stairs to get to your room. We dealt with Pio when making our arrangements. He was very helpful and gave us many suggestions during our stay there. After a day of being tourists, it was always nice to get back to our little haven, balcony and a little 🍷
The days in Atrani/Amalfi were lazy days. We got to enjoy just walking around the beach, enjoyed the sunshine, reading and of course enjoying Italy’s spritz & wine!
Here in the photo below is the traffic in Amalfi town we mentioned earlier in this post. Lot’s of little mopeds!
Day 3 on the Amalfi coast we hiked up to the “PATH OF GODS” to the stunning village of Ravello (see the other post on Amalfi Coast).