This past weekend we took a little trip to the Amalfi Coast. And it was not NEARLY enough time. I've been obsessed with Italy almost my entire life...specifically the Amalfi Coast. So going there was a HUGE deal to me.
And it met (and surpassed!) every single expectation. I want to go back NOW.
We left bright and early Friday morning for the 8 hour drive. Here's what blows my mind. I grew up in Texas. Where you can drive 8 hours and still be in Texas.
Here you can drive across an entire country (or through multiple countries!) in that amount of time. We drove through Tuscany, Umbria, and then into Campania...the region the Amalfi coast was in.
I literally gasped out loud the entire trip!
We rented a villa (pretty much my dream home) through Airbnb. You can see it HERE. I can't recommend it highly enough.
I've talked about this briefly before...but Airbnb is awesome. And so much more financially smart for big families. In Europe, due to occupancy, we'd have to rent 2 hotel rooms per night. Which would cost a FORTUNE. We so prefer renting entire apartments/villas and have done so in every single country we've visited!
Here's what we saw when we walked in the gate...the steps up to the house. There were calla lilies, succuluents, and elephant ear ferns everywhere.
The view from the magical terrace. My favorite part of the entire home. There was a huge retractable roof, a gorgeous table and couch, candles everywhere, and an unbeatable view.
The jaw-dropping view at night:
The lemons there are RIDICULOUS. Seriously the size of small Nerf footballs.
The first afternoon we headed to the beach to explore.
We also walked through town and looked at all of the adorable storefronts.
The pottery there was so beautiful. I had to go back before we left and pick up a few pieces!
On Saturday we took a water taxi/ferry to Amalfi. We wanted to go to Capri (one of my ultimate dream destinations) so that's definitely at the top of the list for next time we go.
It was overcast but the view was so inspiring.
This was Amalfi from our bird's eye view:
and the adorable piazza:
We drank a lot of limoncello on this trip. And we've had a fair amount since we moved to Italy. When it is good it is really, really good (like delicious lemonade with a kick). And when it is bad it is so,so,so SO bad (think something that tastes exactly like the smell of Pine Sol.) We had lots of the good kind on the Amalfi Coast.
They do limoncello right there!
We explored the winding streets of Amalfi. And OH THE STEPS. So so so many steps. Ha!
When we got back to the house, the littles were WORN OUT. They fell asleep without dinner. So we sent H and J out to pick up pizzas and Sadie and I set up a surprise outdoor dinner for them.
Befor we headed out of town the next day we made sure to pick up some souvenirs. Limoncello glasses, pottery, and lemons. Of course.
Ciao Y'all! And Buona Pasqua.