A Boat Trip Along the Amalfi Coast
Andy really likes boats. This is probably a big reason why we ended up renting a canal boat for our time in Rotterdam. We also planned on taking a ferry from Naples to Amalfi to get to our wonderful apartment in Minori, but they weren’t running for some reason. The day we went to check out the towns of Amalfi and Positano, our options were either take two buses or take one bus and a ferry. Though the boat was a little more expensive, we knew we’d enjoy it and get some amazing views. We didn’t like Amalfi and Positano, but the boat trip was well worth it.
As the boat set off from the dock in Amalfi, Andy and I pulled out our cameras and admired the town we just left. It amazes me how many places there are in the world where people have decided to build their lives on the edge of a cliff.
Amalfi is roughly halfway along the cost, and Positano is near the western edge. I breathed in the salty sea air as the ferry passed by all the little towns in between, though I have no idea what the names were. I was just enjoying how pretty they all looked clinging to the shore and the cliffs.
The ferry from Amalfi to Positano took about 45 minutes, and there was no need to book tickets ahead of time. I’m not even sure how you would book ahead. Tickets cost 8 euros per person one way. There were plenty of seats, including benches along the sides so you could be sheltered from the sun and still enjoy the views. No matter where you stay along the Amalfi Coast, I think taking the ferry at least one way is well worth it. The coast is gorgeous, and approaching both Amalfi and Positano from the sea was quite an experience.
September 19, 2013 @ 8:52 AM
These photos are incredible! Your posts are making me even more excited to visit Italy next year. Thanks so much for sharing!
Happy travels 🙂
September 19, 2013 @ 1:51 PM
Thanks Lauren! I’d go back to Italy in a heartbeat, absolutely love that country. I hope you have a good trip there next year!
September 19, 2013 @ 1:24 PM
One of the most beautiful places in the world, hands down! Next time we’re there, we’re getting on a boat!
September 19, 2013 @ 1:51 PM
I totally agree! The boat was nice, not a long trip at all but long enough to be enjoyable.
September 19, 2013 @ 4:24 PM
Absolutely lovely photos! Last year, we drove from Naples to Ravello and explored the area nearby. I think taking a boat would have been preferable to my husband’s driving on all those hairpin turns! 😉 Would love to go back to explore this area some more!
September 19, 2013 @ 7:22 PM
Thanks Joy! Wow, I can’t imagine driving there! The bus was scary enough on some of those turns, but at least I could comfort myself with the knowledge that they’re used to driving those routes.
September 19, 2013 @ 10:03 PM
I agree the best way to see the villages is by boat. The same is true with taking the ferry vs. the train in Cinque Terre.
September 20, 2013 @ 3:19 PM
I still haven’t been to Cinque Terre, but I really want to!
September 20, 2013 @ 2:05 PM
Wow, beautiful photographs. We love Italy and were only talking yesterday about returning there – these photos have reminded me why we definitely should! Thank you!!
September 20, 2013 @ 3:20 PM
Thanks! Italy is one of my favorite countries, love it!
September 20, 2013 @ 7:21 PM
Wow, absolutely stunning photos! And it seems well worth the 8 Euros. Tis’ a shame you didn’t like the town much, I’ll need to read up on why, but it is still quite picturesque from the water.
September 21, 2013 @ 3:27 PM
Thanks Ryan! Amalfi and Positano were too touristy, felt too much like the towns existed just to sell souvenirs and things like that to tourists. Though I’ve heard both are better in the off season.
September 21, 2013 @ 12:52 PM
Beautiful pictures. I noticed that one of them had a cloud in a mushroom cloud formation. That’s extremely rare so you were very lucky to get a snap of it.
September 21, 2013 @ 3:29 PM
Thanks Matthew! I had no idea, we just thought it was a cool looking cloud!