Monday, March 12, 2012

From Place To Space: Amalfi Coast


Today I am off to a belated start. But ok, just like in real life, some things start with a delay. Like holidays. However, the joyful expectation of a trip eases any waiting pain. I hope you are ready, too - once again, we are off to a little inspiring voyage. Destination: the stunning Amalfi Coast.

The Amalfi Coast is an epitome of an Italian dream trip. Beloved by many newly weds as the most romantic honeymoon destination, I was off to this southern Italian gem due to a more profane reason - it was part of my last year's birthday trip. Speaking of the timing, I can assure you that mid May is a beautiful season to visit the 'Costiera Amalfitana'. With everything in bloom and mild temperatures it was a pleasure to drive around, sunbathe and dip-toe in the Mediterranean. 


As I was staying in Naples it was the best decision to rent a car and do an individual round-trip of the Amalfi Coast. Be warned though, the streets are rather winding, steep, narrow and you should be a good driver to feel at ease while cruising this awesome part of Europe (luckily, I had a better driver on my side). But then you will be rewarded by awesome sights of the Mediterranean and the mountainous coastline. 



Coming from the Sorrento side you will pass through a number of charming and world-famous places along one of Europe's most beautiful roads, the 'Amalfitana'. Descend the narrow alleys of Positano first, have a drink and sunbathe on the beautiful beach while enjoying the dramatic scenery of this village fitted on a rock. Continue your voyage through the serene village of Praiano and a little bit further you will arrive to the patron city of the whole coast, Amalfi. Visit the grand Duomo and have a delicious lunch on one of the terraces overlooking the Salerno Bay. Passing through Atrani, Minori and Maiori head to the end of this trip, to Vietri sul Mare, a little town known for its fine ceramics. Enjoy a real Italian dinner, buy some precious handmade ceramics and head back loaded with inspiration, joy and happiness. Arrivederci!

Photography: Positano pic via Simply Bloom Photography; Tre Ville via Architectural Digest; Positano residence via Matteo Piazza; Hotel pics via Casa Angelina; all other photography by Igor Josifovic.

19 comments :

  1. That first shot of Positano is quite simply DIVINE! I've only been to Italy once but I really enjoyed it and need to see more of it. I think it's such an inspiring country and the food is as good as the scenery!

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  2. Oh my gosh Igor, you are seriously making me WANT to go here!! This is an excellent post....love all the pics....the first one especially:)

    Happy day friend!

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  3. Italy is always a great holiday destination. The people are awesome, the food divine, the landscape incredible beautiful ... But I'ver never visited the Amalfi Coast by now. Seems I missed something out ;) Your pics makes me wish to do change that!

    Btw the interior with this stunning pattern element, that conquers the whole space, is just great. An outstanding idea!

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  4. Sooooo dreamy. You're making me feel bad for sitting on my butt all day. I need to book somewhere asap! :)

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  5. we adore italy. we are working our way down and around. we have gone as far as sorrento. we'll pick up our travels near amalfi. these pics make the wait even more excruciating. thanks for posting them :)

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  6. Beautiful photographs!

    I just got back from my travels and am having a giveaway over at my blog, check it out and enter here: www.hopethislasts.com

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  7. Oh Igor, you blew me away on yet another Monday morning! :) I was drinking my coffee imagining I the wind in my hair while driving down that winding road :) Thank you for incredible inspiration and distilling happiness on a daily basis :) P.S. My honeymoon trip is now booked, I'll write soon for some advice from the Master or happy travels :)
    Bojana

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  8. What a great post. For those who can't travel, at least we can dream. The first image is so dreamy!

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  9. And yeah, I forgot to say! Being a linguist and an English teacher, I'm pretty impressed by your language skills. You are an incredible man! :)
    Have you been to Istanbul? Could we expect a place-to-space soon?

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    1. Thank you very much, Bojana:-) In fact, I've been to Istanbul once. However, I am thinking of renewing my Istanbul know-how, then I'll be ready for a new From Place To Space blog post on Istanbul:-)

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    2. Yeah, I'm planning a trip there in May. Maybe we meet :)

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  10. Bellissimo Igor! These Place to Space posts are always so inspiring, filled with tips and fun facts. I appreciate them so much. They're always the virtual travel destination of my week. Grazie, e alla prossima. Ciao, Ciao! Xx.

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  11. I dream of visiting the Amalfi Coast one day....its on my bucket list. Very jealous of your trip!

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  12. I spent some time on the Amalfi Coast a couple years ago...I'm pretty sure I left a piece of my heart there. I just fell in love with the area.

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  13. Oh, blissful. I just got back from a mini-vacation to the southern US, and now I want to go away again. Nothing beat the Med. These pictures were so captivating. Thank you for sharing them!

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  14. Absolutely beautiful! Love those photos!

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  15. Looks like such an inspiring trip! These photos are stunning!

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  16. Melanie here! I enjoyed this piece, please email me--I have a question about your blog. MelanieLBowen[at]gmail[dot]com

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  17. Nice post. The Amalfi coast and Positano are on my Travel Bucket List

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