I had big plans for the day which included a boat trip to the incredible Emerald Grotto. This was something I read about and was excited to see. I wish I could have filmed the experience but for obvious reasons, they don’t allow it. I did manage to sneak one photo so you’ll get some idea of this tourist site. We entered the “cave” and eight people got into a rowboat with a guide at the front. With three rows of the oar, we made a complete trip to the grotto. Yes, I said three. The grotto was the size of a swimming pool. The guide did offer some entertainment. He sang ‘Volare’ pointed out rock formations that looked like President Bush and the Madonna. The whole “trip” took 15 minutes. We will forever laugh about this excursion and I will tell everyone to go because it was just such a funny tourist trap.
This was the greeter when we arrived at the port of Almafi.
The town of Almafi is quaint and St. Andrew’s Cathedral has a dramatic location atop a steep flight of stairs. The facade has Arab influence and is stunning.
The Cloister of Paradise is one of the highlights of Amalfi Cathedral. It features pure white double columns and Moorish-style arcades with palm trees and gardens.
We also stopped in Positano. I was so excited to see this town from the movie Under the Tuscan Sun. It wasn’t nearly as romantic or scenic as I thought it would be. The narrow streets were filled with tourist trinkets shops and the beach is made up of rocks. But the buildings were still colorful and the views are amazing.