The Costiera Amalfina, or Amalfi Coast, considered one of the most beautiful in the world, is a stretch of scenic coastline boasting picturesque towns perched on a cliff. It one of the famous destinations in Italy, and has landed on UNESCO’s World Heritage list as ”an outstanding example of a Mediterranean landscape, with exceptional cultural and natural scenic values resulting from its dramatic topography and historical evolution.”
During my week-long stay in Rome, I decided to take a day trip to the beautiful Amalfi Coast. I am not a big fan of short trips, and would rather be in one place for days but the one-more place, one-more country syndrome got to me again (as it did earlier, resulting to day trips to Amsterdam, Brussels and Strasbourg). After all, Amalfi Coast was included in my original itinerary but was cancelled as my travel partner have backed out due to uncontrolled-but-positive circumstances. So, a day prior to my LA departure, I decided to purchase the trip and I’m glad I did.
The day started really early when the van picked me up from my Rome hotel. I was the only single person on the trip, together with three couples and the driver we started the drive to South of Rome. I knew beforehand that this part of the world is just one of the most popular honeymoon destinations, but I was determined to see it, solo or not.
The drive along Strada Statale 163 can leave one person in-awe of the view or scared of the very narrow and zigzag roads that wind along the steep cliff. We stopped by the picturesque towns of Amalfi and Positano and walked along the strip of white and pastel colored houses. Though our time was short, I was thankful that I got to experience one of the most scenic and beautiful drives in the world.