Destination Inspiration- The Amalfi Coast
The Amalfi Coast is one of our favourite destinations, and actually inspired our new SS19 Lemon Print that you all love! The Lemons found in Sorrento are some of the largest we have ever seen! The lemon trees flower four times a year allowing for constant harvest, limone di Sorrento are the authentic and quintessential lemon- at least according to any good Italian. There is more to this beautiful coastline than the beautiful lemons and rather moreish Limoncello. The Amalfi coastline has some of the most unique coastal towns and cities we have ever visited, here are some of our favourites.
Positano is a cliff-side village on the Amalfi coast, it has very steep, narrow cobbled streets full of life. Vehicles are only permitted to the top of the village so it is best to explore by foot, but be warned in the summer months it is not only scorching hot it is incredibly busy with tourists trying to get 'that shot'. Walk through the streets exploring all of the beautiful boutiques, ice-cream parlours and local ceramics. We recommend hiring a boat so you can see the full beauty of the village from the sea. Tip: wear sensible shoes! The very steep cobbled streets really do require sensible/comfortable footwear!
Sorrento is a coastal town in southwestern Italy, facing the Bay of Naples on the Sorrentine Peninsula. Perched atop cliffs that separate the town from its busy marinas, it’s known for sweeping water views and Piazza Tasso, a cafe-lined square. Sorrento has two marinas to explore, Marina Piccola and Marina Grande- Marina Piccola is actually the larger of the two! If you visit Marina Grande we recommend trying Trattoria da Emilia- a family run trattoria with incredibly fresh fish over looking the marina, the seafood platter is to die for!
Ravello is perched on a 350-metre buttress looking over the shimmering waters of the Gulf of Salerno far below. Removed both physically and in spirit from the hubbub on the coast road, its crumbling palazzi, glorious gardens and rather other-worldly atmosphere has attracted artists, musicians and writers for centuries.The main visitor draws are the gardens at Villa Rufolo and Villa Cimbrone, but the quiet streets are also worth wandering around.
Marina di Cantone
Lying just along the coast to the west of Positano, this pretty little resort makes a good day trip either by car or by boat. In the summer months every inch of the beach is covered in bronzing bodies so it's best to try and avoid these times!
We found the best way to explore the Amalfi Coast is to hire a boat. You can hop on and off to villages and towns you would like to visit and also explore the many Grotto's- our favourite was the Blue Grotto! Well worth a visit, the entrance to the grotto is only accessible by small canoes or swimming, once inside the colour of the water is so magical make sure you take your GoPro!
Take a taste of the Amalfi coast wherever you go with our new Lemon Print shorts.