… After 3 full days in > ROME < we headed south to finish off our Babymoon week on the Amalfi Coast!
If you want more details on how we transitioned from Rome to Amalfi, make sure you check out the previous post. This one picks up where it left off…
Day 4: (CONTINUED…)
After a couple of hours at Pompeii we were back in our rental car and on our way to our 2nd AirBnb for the week.
Although Positano is currently the more ‘popular’ option — we ended up choosing to stay in the town of Amalfi. It was more central and affordable for us!
Our AirBnb hosts were some of the best we’ve ever had! They own the leather shop on the Main Street in Amalfi and made us feel like part of their family every time we passed by. Although it rained most of our two days there — we still had a great time due to their many recommendations and warm welcome!
After getting checked in — we grabbed a late dinner right next door at Enoteca Il Prontotino. After a long day of driving we were excited to eat just about anything — but this little wine bar ended up being such a treat! The staff was super friendly, the food was amazing, and (according to William 😉 ) the limoncello was perfecto!
We started our first full day in Amalfi at Pasticceria Andrea Pansa for a typical Italian breakfast (coffee and croissant at the counter!). We also grabbed some fresh baked goodies here to take back to family!
We spent the rest of the morning exploring Amalfi before having lunch at Trattoria da Maria. This traditional Italian restaurant is much bigger than it appears from the outside. It’s a lot busier and louder than you would think too — ha!
By early evening we made the 1-hour drive west to Positano to check out the beach and local shops.
We intended to have a drink at Franco’s Bar as the sun set — but they were closed due to bad weather. If you get a chance to go, I’ve heard nothing but good things!
Instead we grabbed a drink at the hotel next door to Franco’s before making our way to Il Tridente for a lovely dinner! Il Tridente is located within a hotel and was a bit ‘fancier’ than I was expecting. We split the fresh fish platter for two and it was delicious!
The morning of our last full day we drove to Ravello. Ravello is a beautiful, quaint town perched up on a cliff, east of Amalfi. Again, the weather wasn’t great, but that didn’t stop us from exploring the local streets, shops, and gardens.
We eventually grabbed lunch at Babel Wine Bar, which I would highly recommend! This little art studio/restaurant was the perfect place to grab lunch — especially since their more ‘modern’ menu is a nice change from the typical pizzas and salads found in Italy.
After lunch, we devoured the creamiest gelato from Baffone Gelateria Artigianale! Also highly recommend!
After a rainy rest of the afternoon, we enjoyed our last meal of the trip back in Amalfi at De Gemma. This Michelin rated restaurant overlooks the main city street and obviously has wonderful food and service. Surprisingly, all for a decent price!
On Day 7 we woke up and drove straight back to Rome (CIA) to return our rental car and to catch our flight home!
Although there are some advantages to traveling in the off season — the disadvantage is certainly the risk of poor weather. It rained almost 90% of our time spent in Amalfi, which meant we had to cancel some plans and we ended up spending more time in our AirBnb than we would have liked. But overall, this was a really sweet and restful week for us to celebrate the upcoming arrival of our first born!
We are so thankful for many opportunities we have had to travel and make memories as husband and wife — and we look forward to the trips we will take as a family in the future! 🙂