8/3/08 - 8/5/08 90 °F
After our hours of sightseeing in Florence and Rome, volcano climbs and hours of eating, it became clear to us that we needed a vacation from our vacation, so we headed to the Amalfi Coast just south of Naples, to the town of Amalfi. And, whoa, was it ever gorgeous. Note, Erin's reaction while on the boast, about to reach the coast:
Amalfi, and other towns on the Amalfi coast are basically built into the sides of cliffs, with more steps in the town than roads, with thins strips of beaches separating the town from the sea. We had an amazingly gorgeous room with a terrace and AIR CONDITIONING (a luxury we don't even have at home), because we have now both succumbed to the truth that we like fancy things.
This was the view from our terrace
Looking from the beach of Amalfi to the surrounding cliffs
Us on the beach
We spent our days there laying on the beach (during which Devin tanned with NO BURN, a miracle, and Erin got an unfortunate burn), which was a fine mix of pebble and sand, and our nights eating. The most amazing food in Amalfi, and that region of Italy are the lemons. They're giant, ugly (green and yellow and covered in lumps) and delicious, almost sweet tasting. We had lemoncello (lemon alcohol), lemon gelato, steak with lemon, lemonade, just lemon......we couldn't get enough.
The relaxation time was also much needed because from there, we made the long haul to Greece, a trek that took us from bus, to bus, to train, to ferry, to train and to Athens, which we'll be writing about soon.
Miss you all lots.