The Amalfi Coast is a stretch of coastline on the northern part of the Salerno Gulf on the Tyrrhenian Sea. In 1997, it was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
I had the chance to visit this Italian landmark mid-May 2017 before the tourists’ invasion. Most of the spots are located along Amalfi Drive, a sinuous and narrow mountain road, hung on the cliffs, which takes you from one village to the next. It required all the experience of our photographer-guide, Hervé Hugues, to drop us on the best spots. But with intense traffic, deploying tripods was a challenge!
The Italians have conquered this literally vertical space, century after century, to build houses with first-class views, hotels which often occupy the best spots, and finally to plants lemon trees. This creates very photogenic scenes with the blue Mediterranean Sea in the background.
Our photo tour continued to the west around the Sorrento Peninsula. We returned the van in Naples and took a ferry to the marvelous island of Procida situated at the northern end of the bay of Naples. Far less touristic than the sister-island of Capri but equally enjoyable. Our one-night stay was too short but we could have a taste of the Dolce Vita.
Enjoy these pics!