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It is our second day on the enchanted Amalfi coast. We wake up in our hotel fully recharged and ready for a full on day. We catch a bus and head up on the breath-taking Ravello, a small village sitting on top of the hills just outside Amalfi. The ride to reach the top is pure adrenaline and the view from Ravello is worth spending the day. We visit Villa Cimbrone and Villa Rufolo with their gardens, statues, flowers and balconies.

Half day is already gone so we line up for the bus and get off in beautiful Atrani, a World Heritage Site just 5kms away from our Amalfi. The village of Atrani is a labyrinth of narrow streets testing your orientation at every corner, we have a break in the piazza sipping a delicious lemon based aperitif (everything is made of lemon) then we ask the locals (love asking the locals wherever I go) for the best way to go back to Amalfi, and they point to a 50cm wide passage in between two white houses and assure a walk not longer than 15 min. We thank them and head towards that passage. There is a discolored sign saying “Amalfi” and an arrow, and then..nothing else. We find our way into the village, the path soon becomes an uncovered trail right on the cliff and it opens up into the view of Amalfi from the top of the hill where the historic cemetery is. It turns out to be one of the best walks of our holiday despite the hundreds of steps and the tiredness of the day. That view from the cemetery…wow! It made our day!

We descend into beautiful Amalfi for a swin, some rest and more pics of the harbor with a warm afternoon light. We then close our long day with a shower at the hotel and a bite on the street, soaking up the buzz, the sounds, the atmosphere…enjoying being there.

 

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