Fairytale Destination: Salerno and the Amalfi Coast

Fairytale Destinations: Positano

Fairytale Destinations: Positano

Positano

So I’ve been MIA the last few days but not without a reason. And a very good reason, for that matter. I took a short holiday, convinced Denisa to come with me and we headed for the Amalfi Coast in Italy. And because these couples of days were like a fairytale, I thought I would share with you some pictures and some information.

I am considering doing this as part of the Fairytale Destinations section on the blog and sharing my travels with you. The only downsize here is the fact that I never carry a large camera with me and take all my photos with my phone. But I hope you will appreciate more the authenticity 🙂

So, as I said above, this weekend was a bank holiday in Romania so I decided to make a trip I planned for some time already as a preview of my summer vacation: I went to Salerno and, besides visiting the charming and (very) calm little town (in comparison with Napoli, at least), I took a day trip to Positano and Amalfi.

We took the plane to the Capodichino airport from Bucharest and landed in Napoli around noon. We took a bus from the airport to the Napoli Centrale train station and from there a train to Salerno. The train ride was very charming as we chose a Metropolitano train, which goes along the coast and makes stops in all the little towns like Pompei, Maiori, Minori or Vietri sul Mare. We gazed at the sea and enjoyed the beautiful villages perched on the rocks. We knew then that it’s going to be a lovely weekend.

Fairytale Destinations: Salerno

Salerno Marina

We arrived in Salerno and walked to our home for the weekend (it was more like climbed, as a big part of the town is built on hills). We then took a stroll by the sea-side (Lungomare di Salerno), admired the pretty sailboats and finished the evening with the most delicious pizza I ever had in Italy.

Fairytale Destinations Amalfi Coast

On the boat to Amalfi

The next morning we set sail for the coast, we took a boat that made a stop in Amalfi and Positano. We first visited Positano and decided to take the bus back to Salerno, to have also the perspective of the road we could only see from a distance from the boat. And as there is no direct bus from Positano to Salerno, we also visited Amalfi 🙂

Fairytale Destination: Amalfi Coast

Atrani

Fairytale Destinations: Positano

Positano

Positano is a dream, a real life dream that is prettier than any Pinterest photo and that looks absolutely perfect from any angle you are contemplating it. The beautiful villas and hotels, the charming little shops with handmade local crafts, the luxury shops and restaurants all make it the perfect spot for a romantic getaway or even for having some time for yourself, away from everything.

Fairytale Destinations: Positano

White streets

We spent the last day getting lost in the small streets of Salerno’s old city center, unwinding with friends and Aperol Spritz and delicious food.
I cannot wait to go back again in July and discover more of this beautiful area, as these couple of days went really fast 🙂

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  • Iordan Daniela-Lacramioara

    Written on June 4, 2015

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    Un articol foarte interesant iar pozele,chiar daca sunt facute cu telefonul arata mult mai bine decat multe alte poze de pe Pinterest.Ma fascineaza Coasta Amalfitana desi nu am ajuns niciodata in zona….am citi si vazut o multime de poze si trebuie sa recunosc ca este de vis.Probabil va ramane un vis pt ca la salariile din Romania e destul de greu sa accesezi o astfel de excursie.:)

    • Project Fairytale

      Written on June 4, 2015

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      Draga Daniela, iti multumesc frumos pentru comentariu… Este intradevar o destinatie de vis si poate deveni mai accesibila daca nu cauti cazare chiar pe coasta (noi am stat intru apartament in Salerno) si gasesti o oferta buna la biletele de avion: de exemplu zboruri prin Roma se gasesc la preturi mai mici si cu trenul ajungi in trei ore in Napoli sau Salerno… Daca te mai pot ajuta cu informatii, putem sa povestim mai multe 🙂

  • Sonia

    Written on June 5, 2015

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    Dreamy indeed and the pictures are really beautiful. This made me start searching for plane tickets 🙂

  • Maxxine

    Written on June 5, 2015

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    Hello, poti da detalii despre locul in care ai stat si despre locurile in care ai mancat? Great post, btw! 🙂

    • Project Fairytale

      Written on June 5, 2015

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      Hei! Multumesc pentru apreciere, it means a lot!

      Noi am stat intrun apartament in Salerno, unde stau niste prieteni o perioada… Se gasesc pe Airbnb sau pe Homelidays iar preturile sunt ok in general. Depinde foarte tare de ce asteptari ai, nu e ca la hotel dar de multe ori poate fi mai bine (la Paris de exemplu, in afara de momentele in care calatoresc cu munca, stau doar in apartamente inchiriate care arata mai bine si sunt mai confortabile decat multe camere de hotel. Milano la fel).

      In Positano am baut o cafea si am luat o gustare la un restaurant care are avea si o brutarie/patiserie peste drum de el iar in Amalfi am mancat la un restaurant gasit intamplator, intro piateta, nu am retinut numele… In Salerno in schimb, de doua ori am mancat la aceeasi pizzerie, Adori Pizza, care este un local de familie in care vin mai ales localnici sa ia mancare pentru acasa. A fost extrem de bun de fiecare data si il recomand cu placere. Sunt mai multe astfel de restaurante mici in oras, vizitate in general de localnici, nefiind pe strazile extrem de turistice, dar oferind o experienta mult mai autentica. Noi l-am ales pe acesta pe principiul proximitatii dar sunt sigura ca si altele sunt la fel de bune.

      In rest, tot cafenele/restaurante din centru, de pe strazile principale, pentru cafea si gustari. Cafeaua a fost excelenta de fiecare data, cum se intampla mereu in Italia. O cafenea simpatica in Salerno este Puro.

      De cateva ori am gatit acasa cu ingrediente cumparate din una din pietele din oras, proaspete si bune (mai ales fructele de mare). Acesta este un alt motiv pentru care prefer apartamentele in detrimentul hotelurilor 🙂

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