With only one more day in Rome, we woke up this morning with a mission. We had purchased City Sightseeing (24-hour) bus passes in order to hit all of Rome's top historical sights. Our goal was to get to the Colosseum before it opened, so we left early. However, what we thought was going to be a 15-20 minute bus ride, turned out to be an hour and a half! We didn't realize how many stops we would make along the way, or the amount of waiting we would spend at each stop. So, after we arrived at our first destination we threw our bus passes away and spent the rest of the day walking around Rome.
The morning arrived where our beautiful time in Positano had come to an end. The experience was so unforgettable that we weren't quite sure if the rest of our honeymoon would be as extraordinary. We took as many mental and physical photographs as possible, and said goodbye for now. We will be back someday.
One of my favorite places in the world. We lucked out by having Positano as our "home" in Italy. The boat rides and sightseeing were charming ways to view the coast, but it was also nice to have relaxing days by the beach or in a cafe. After all, the weather was perfect...
We were impressed with how many "last minute" plans we were able to make while were in the Amalfi Coast. We spent the past 10 months planning a wedding...who has time to plan a honeymoon? Therefore, we didn't have any expectations when we arrived. As you can see, though, it is possible to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience no matter what you plan (or don't plan) to do.
Yesterday morning (before we left for Ravello) we decided to reserve 2 spots for a semi-private boat tour around Capri. Our hotel called ahead and told us where to meet on the (Positano) beach around 8:30 the next morning. We arrived at the beach and, lo and behold, we see my wife's co-worker and husband waiting to go on the same tour! We had no idea they were traveling in the same neck of the woods, small world! There were 5 couples on this tour (including us) and an experienced tour guide/boat driver.
From Amalfi, you can take a bus up to the exquisitely beautiful town of Ravello. It's not a short bus ride and the bus tends to be crowded since they don't run as often to Ravello. Also, there is one point along the way where the road is only wide enough for one vehicle (the other side is a sharp drop down the cliff.) Therefore, there's a long wait until the light changes in order to allow the other cars to go. So, if you get claustrophobic or aren't able to stand for a long period of time, I would recommend spending the extra money for a cab. However, once you get to Ravello, the views are simply captivating!