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Jetset Journal: Amalfi Coast and Positano

If you've explored Italy, chances are you've been to the iconic Amalfi coast and the crown-jewel town of Positano.  Breathtaking natural lava rock formations in the hillsides, combined with exquisitely designed towns and manicured hillsides all combine and make an indelible impression on any visitor's memory.  

POSITANO

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Like Cinque Terre, the Amalfi coast is a series of small towns about an hour south of Naples.  The coastal towns include Nerano, Positano, Praiano, Amalfi, Minori, Maiori, and Vietare Sul Mare at the tail end.  Soaring above in the hills, and not to be missed, is the picturesque town of Ravello with sweeping views of the coastline below.  It is nearly impossible to see all of these towns in a day, given that many, like Positano, contain only one-way streets that require you to drive all the way into the town and back out in a giant loop.

Excerpt from 2013 Travel Journal~

"Positano is absolutely STUNNING. It's even more beautiful than we could have ever imagined it. As we arrived it had just started to rain so the entire town was ascending from the beach, causing chaos in the tiny roads that we were trying to navigate. It was quite the entrance driving through a parade of tourists while yelling out of the window telling them to move out of the way! Luckily, we made it and adore our hotel. We have the loveliest view of the ocean and cliffside."

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AMALFI COAST

The best way to see the towns, and the most relaxing, is to rent a captain to charter you on a boat for the day.  I recommend Blue Star boats, and Captain Mossimo.  Gray Malin Italy Journals - Archives

You'll not only get chartered around the gorgeous coastline, but you'll be served typical italian snacks like cheeses, olives, and breads, and you'll also be served a steady supply of Aperol spritz as you bask in the sun on the bow of the ship.  A day on a boat cruising along the Amalfi coast is pure bliss to me.

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Next we are off to the southern tip of the 'boot,' Sicily. Ready? Let's cheers to it! fi9GtR4q3Nu9Vg229zgefoDWqdmzupXMecXgqEY6Q9o  

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