Back in 2014 (how late am I in posting this) in the early stages of my pregnancy, we decided to travel to the Amalfi Coast, Italy, to Mark our last time we would be travelling together as a couple before we became our little family that we are now. It was probably not the best thing to do when you suffered from car sickness whilst pregnant, but it was awesome fun whizzing round the coastal roads in our brand new black Fiat 500 hire car.
If you have ever been to Italy before, sometimes driving a brand new car isn't always the best as you most definitely look like tourists, among all the beat up cars that seem to dominate there roads. After a few hours of driving you start to realise why there are so many beat up cars...Italians pretty much do not care about their cars, FACT! So if you do holiday in Italy and you are disappointed with your hire car, be rest assured you will blend in nicely.
We stayed in Sorrento, which is a lovely little town and had good access links to public transport such as buses and trains. We did use the train for a trip to Naples/Pompeii one day which was a whole experience in itself, but worth doing, and the on train entertainment was very enjoyable.
Whilst driving to Amalfi we stopped off at some lovely spots such as Postiano and Ravello. These are places where you will find you need a hire car as most coach trips only go to and from Amalfi, which is a lively and busy town and offers some lovely things to see. But if you really want to see some smaller Italian town, get your butt down (or up) to Ravello.
What I would recommend despite it being on the expensive side is taking a private boat trip to Capri. Us and six other people (of which about four of them where from our hotel, so familiar faces) took a leisurely boat trip around the Island, stopping off to look at the cliffs, the caves and for a dip in the clear sea. It was brilliant! The Ferry that runs to and from the Island is cheaper but I feel like you miss so much because it literally just travels in a straight line, whereas we got to really appreciate the entire island.
We also saw one of the restaurants that Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan visited during their series of ‘The Trip’ which was actually the reason why we booked this trip in the first place. (we are such geeks)
Please enjoy this collection of photographs, they are in no particular order to give you an overall feel of our trip.
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Camera: Contax 645, Film: Kodak Portra 400.