We left the most beautiful place on earth yesterday; well the most beautiful to me out of the handful of places in the world I’ve seen. We stayed the last 3 nights in Atrani, Italy, on the Amalfi Coast. Atrani is a much quieter town than Amalfi or Positano, and only a 10 minute walk or 20 minute ferry ride to each respectively. We stayed in the best B&B at La Scogliera Rooms and had views of the Tyrrhenian Sea from the bed (not the Mediterranean Sea…not that anyone would think that…). Breakfast on the balcony every morning by the B&B owner and his wife. It was a perfect way to end our trip, slowly sipping cappuccino on a breezy summer morning.
We purposefully chose this as our final destination to give us time to relax and not plan so much before our trek back and move to a new state. This place met all expectations. We fell asleep on the beach, shopped in Amalfi town for ceramics and paper goods, lunched at a restaurant only accessible by boat and hung out at their private beach all day (that sounds much fancier than it actually was; it was mainly locals or Italian tourists in a shack so we knew it would be good), shopped for more ceramics in Positano and ogled over the gorgeous, bright purple flowers against indigo blue water and stark white walls, and swam in the sea.
Other than my mild seasickness/motion sickness from boating and cliffside views, these few days were absolutely perfect. The food was amazing, light seafood and lemon everything. The lemon tiramisu we got on our first lunch there was the best dessert I had all trip (and that includes many, many cones of gelato and tiramisu). We took our time here and meandered up into the cliffs for amazing views of the sea. We slept in every morning. We swam in the clearest saltwater I’ve ever seen. We made friends with Pino and Pina (the B&B owners).
We came back with more freckles, a very slight Italian vocabulary, a contentment in our hearts, and memories that will last our whole lives.