Day Trip to Amalfi, Italy

There are so many options around the Amalfi Coast, it's hard to decide how to prioritize your time.  However, whatever you decide to do, the adventure will be well worth the experience.  No need to make plans ahead of time.  It's better to allow the charm of the city lead you to your next destination.  We wandered down to the beach, where we found several boats that will take you to various cities along the Amalfi Coast.  So, we decided to take a day trip to Amalfi.

 View of Positano from the sea

View of Positano from the sea

 For the best view, sit on the left of the boat as you're heading from Positano to Amalfi.

For the best view, sit on the left of the boat as you're heading from Positano to Amalfi.

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Amalfi coast
 The lovely little town of Amalfi

The lovely little town of Amalfi

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 The entrance to the town square.  We found Amalfi to be filled with more tourists compared to Positano.

The entrance to the town square.  We found Amalfi to be filled with more tourists compared to Positano.

 The center of the city is perfect for taking a mid-day break;  filled with lots of shops and restaurants.

The center of the city is perfect for taking a mid-day break;  filled with lots of shops and restaurants.

 The Cathedral of St. Andrew is a 9th-century Roman Catholic church, a sacred destination

The Cathedral of St. Andrew is a 9th-century Roman Catholic church, a sacred destination

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 The mountains tower high above the city, almost as if they're hugging it tight and protecting it's secrets.

The mountains tower high above the city, almost as if they're hugging it tight and protecting it's secrets.

 Italy's version of Diagon Alley

Italy's version of Diagon Alley

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 "Rocket" (aka arugula) pizza, very simple and light with extraordinary flavors

"Rocket" (aka arugula) pizza, very simple and light with extraordinary flavors

 Cacio e pepe (aka black pepper spaghetti)

Cacio e pepe (aka black pepper spaghetti)

 Another shot of the Cathedral of St. Andrew.  Extraordinary detail in the architecture, both inside and out.

Another shot of the Cathedral of St. Andrew.  Extraordinary detail in the architecture, both inside and out.

 View from the top steps of the Cathedral

View from the top steps of the Cathedral

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 The Cloister of Paradise was built between 1266-1268 to house the tombs of wealthy merchants.

The Cloister of Paradise was built between 1266-1268 to house the tombs of wealthy merchants.

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 The ceiling features paintings of the life of St. Andrew.

The ceiling features paintings of the life of St. Andrew.

 The Shrine of St. Andrew

The Shrine of St. Andrew

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 These set of magnificent bronze doors feature four figures in the center; Christ and Virgin Mary at the top, St. Andrew and St. Peter below.

These set of magnificent bronze doors feature four figures in the center; Christ and Virgin Mary at the top, St. Andrew and St. Peter below.

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 Several smaller towns line the coast between Amalfi and Positano.

Several smaller towns line the coast between Amalfi and Positano.

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  Back to our home away from home, Positano.

Back to our home away from home, Positano.

 Another perfect day in the Amalfi Coast.  

Another perfect day in the Amalfi Coast.