Next to the colorful towns and charming beaches, the Amalfi Coast has many natural wonders, hidden among the irregular coastline. Come and see with me a boat trip today, during which we will visit emerald grotto in Conca dei Marini and a freshwater lake hidden in a cave in Maiori, which is privately owned. In addition, I will show you amazing pictures of the coast taken from the dock and provide new practical information that will certainly be useful when planning your trip and sightseeing.
Amalfi Coast – since 1997 on the UNESCO list
© Bruno Alb
Boat trip along the Amalfi Coast
Why is worth to see the Amalfi Coast from the sea?
The extraordinary charm of the Amalfi Coast is in an irregular coastline, and the Monti Lattari grows almost vertically from the water. This allowed for the picturesque, terraced situation of the towns, such as the phenomenal Positano. But buildings aren’t only part of the attraction. Traveling by car you can admire stunning panoramas from land, but quite different coast is presented from the sea. In the season between the towns run boats, whether it is a cruise or just a transfer function. This is a very interesting option to move, while the strada amalfitana during the summer, only offers stoppers and stress. On the pictures below and also on the film, you will see the Amalfi Coast from the deck of the boat that I sailed on Amalfi – Conca dei Marini. The tour is 10 euros / person one way.
Conca dei Marini – visit to the Emerald Grotto (Grotta Smeralda)
One of the biggest attractions of the Amalfi Coast
One of the greatest attractions of the Amalfi Coast is the Emerald Grotto in Conca dei Marini, which remains in the shadow of the famous Azur Grotto of Capri. It’s a pity, and in my opinion quite wrong.Grotta di Smeraldo can be seen for 5 euros / person by taking car or bus and going to the place shown in the last three pictures in the gallery below (each picture can be clicked and zoomed in). There is an elevator available, which cost is included in a emerald grotto ticket price. The more expensive and more picturesque road is the one that I came to, namely the Amalfi boat for 10 euro + 5 euro for seeing the cave one way. Then leaving the cave you can lift and then take the bus. I would like to invite you to see the photo gallery and movie from the visit to the Emerald Grotto.
Maiori – lake in the rock (Grotto Annunziata)
Freshwater lake is the result of an earthquake
Grotto dell’Annuniata is a small cave in Maiori, where inside is located a freshwater lake. This was probably due to the earthquake in 1300. In the same year, probably in thanksgiving for saving lives, local fishers built a small church in the neighboring grotto. In 1500, during the next earthquake it was destroyed, and today, only remnants of medieval frescoes can be seen. The lake – surprisingly – is located in a private property and is not open to the public, but I had this privilege and I saw it with my own eyes. The grotto leads through the narrow passage, and what appears before entering the inside, is breathtaking. Photos do not give the beauty of this place. Without artificial light there is completely darkness, and this is not conducive to shooting conditions. See for yourself. The grotto can be charged for young couples who would like to arrange a wedding photo session here, which in recent years is becoming more and more popular.
Wedding on the Amalfi Coast
The Polish organizer will plan your ceremony
© Giuseppe Coppola
The wonders of architecture and art, the world’s best cuisine, beautiful clothes, music, cars. The Italians have had an incredible imagination for a long time. During my last two trips to Campania, I had the opportunity to see also their fantasies in organizing weddings and various occasional parties. One of the most popular destinations for young couples is the Amalfi Coast, giving virtually unlimited possibilities. Wedding in the church? No problem, after all, Italy is full of churches. What abut the wedding on the beach or in the lemon garden? Of course! Vespa for the wedding? Here you are, even old triangles properly prepared waiting for the willing. Photo session with beautiful panoramas on the background? No problem. Chocolate fountain for a wedding? Everyone knows it. So maybe hire a guy who will prepare mozzarella for the guests when the “O sole mio” will sing the Teatro San Carlo in Naples??
Campania is home to Sposa Mediterranea, Bride & Groom Weddings, which organizes weddings, weddings and special events all over Italy, especially the Amalfi Coast and Cilento, for Italians and foreigners from around the world. The team leader of Sposa Mediterranea – is Suita Carrano Bonadies, is a person very well known in the Italian wedding industry, having extensive knowledge and extensive experience. The Polish representative of SuitaMałgorzata Ewa Mikrut, who has been living in Sorrento for over twenty years. Gosia will gladly give any interested persons a wedding or other event in Italy any information. I encourage you to visit the page on FacebookWedding in Italy with Margherita – Sposa Mediterranea Group. You will also find an e-mail address and a phone number listed below.
© Giuseppe Coppola
NOTE! Especially for Italia by Natalia readers! All young couples from Poland who will decided for Sposa Meditarranea’s services for will receive a 10% discount on wedding services throughout Italy.
What’s new on the Amalfi Coast?
Bus directly from the airport and new restaurant business rules
Coming to meet the expectations of tourists traveling by public transport was created this year a bus line giving direct access from Naples – Napoli Capodichino Airport to the Amalfi Coast. Below is a timetable. Note! The bus does not commute to Positano. It takes you from the airport to the motorway to Salerno and then retreats towards Naples along the coast, stopping in turn in passing towns, including Ravello, but the route ends in Amalfi. Travelers to Positano need to change to a local bus. The cost of a driver’s ticket is € 15, the bus runs four times a day. The rules of opening and closing restaurants were changed. It was decided that for a tourist to always have the opportunity to eat a meal, restaurants can not be closed all at the same time, eg on holidays. This means that no matter how low season you will come to any town, you will definitely find an open-air pub.
Amalfi Coast from the bird’s eye view
Amazing photos made of dron
The author of the first two photographs you saw at the beginning of the entry, and the photographs below, depicting the Amalfi Coast from the bird’s eye, photographed using a dron, is Bruno Alb.
© Bruno Alb
© Bruno Alb
© Bruno Alb
© Bruno Alb
© Bruno Alb
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