Adam and I had a wonderfully long honeymoon abroad. We traveled around the Mediterranean, cruising along on our beautiful Seabourn ship.
Although I’m sure we could’ve been happy hanging out on the boat, sipping cocktails and nomming on some of the best desserts I’ve ever had, we were excited to venture ashore to search the sites and explore the nooks and crannies of some of the best destinations the Mediterranean has to offer.
One of our stops was the beautiful city of Amalfi, which is, of course, the city that gives the Amalfi Coast its namesake.
Once off the ship, we headed to the famous cathedral, which is famous for having Saint Andrew’s remains. One of the things that I remember the most was the terrifyingly loud bell that chimed right as we began ascending the staircase. Birds flew everywhere. I almost dropped my phone. Adam laughed at me.
We weren’t allowed to take photos inside the cathedral, and I couldn’t go in with shorts and a tank, so I got Adam to sneak a few shots of me in front of the famous bronze doors. As the woman came up to stop us, I tried to look casually away from her, like I was allowed to be there.
It was a beautiful first stop, especially because the sun was rising right behind the cathedral as we stepped into the little plaza, casting that beautiful golden glow over everything.
Afterwards, we strolled over to check out the Cloister del Paradiso, which used to hold the sarcophagi of the nobles. We meandered around, enjoying the quiet atmosphere and the summer air before heading back out to walk through alleyways in search of gelato and coastline views.
Not going to lie; I fell in love with Amalfi. The pastel colored buildings, blue waters, and small town atmosphere had me giving major love eyes.
I could sit and stare at this view forever.
But, Adam and I ended up heading for even bluer waters. Before heading back to our ship later that afternoon, we grabbed a quick boat ride to the Emerald Grotto, which is much like the Blue Grotto in Capri.
The major difference: we were in the cave before getting into the little boats, so I didn’t have to lay in the boat to avoid knocking myself out.
Even so, the water was beautiful.
For those traveling to the Amalfi Coast, I wouldn’t skip Amalfi. It’s charming, hillside homes are just as spectacular as some of the other popular Amalfi Coast destinations, like Positano and Ravello; but for those that are heading to picturesque Positano, Amalfi isn’t far away; and it would be the perfect day trip.
So how many of you have been to the Amalfi Coast? Which cities have you visited? And, for those that haven’t been, which cities are on your bucket list?