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TripAdvisor Reviews Palazzo Belmonte Santa Maria di Castellabate
Travel Blogs from Santa Maria di Castellabate
... Salerno, a port city which also won't be winning any pretty city prizes! Here we left the main road and headed towards the Amalfi coast. The road from Salerno to Amalfi is long, narrow and very very winding. Am Not to mention busy, with frequent buses, which have the nasty habit of appearing around narrow blind corners. Several times we had to back up because the road was too narrow for the oncoming bus to pass. Add to this crazy Italian car drivers ...
... odd sitting and 20 standing. I am squished in the middle between Paul and some grumpy Italian dude, which turns out to be good as they will act in a way as my bumpers..... I do not need to explain to those who have ventured down this path just how terrifying this trip was.....but if you were a) driving yourself or b) in a nice little cabbie, then you would not have experienced the full horror of this journey into Almafi. I now know why so there are so many people living there....once ...
... was using the touch screen to take photos of what later turned out to be glimpses of the heads of 1 million Japanese tourists. What a pointless endeavour - but it did take our minds off, what otherwise would have been a journey of Titanic proportions! And the drama didn't end when we parked at Positano. People were scrambling up the gangplank as the boat bobbed up and down furiously.... and in our rush to "abandon ship" - as we stood on the harbour ...
... while I'm focusing on the next surprise around the corner. She said it was like being in one of those tea cup rides at the fair...it just went on for miles and miles. What makes it more fun, is when there are large tour buses and small cars all trying to squeeze through the tunnels that are all along the Amalfi coast. It is a lesson in patience and cooperation, and how this is accomplished is just amazing, but it seems to work out just fine.
... Adventure. There are laws surrounding the seating capacity of buses that can drive on the Amalfi Coast and rules around which direction they can drive. For instance, our bus was only allowed to drive from north to south and unfortunately for me I sat on the wrong side of the bus so I didn't get the best views of the coast.
As we entered the coastline our tour guide played some theme music to get us in the mood, 'Danger Zone' ...