Hey guys! It’s been a while since I wrote my last blog, but I hope all of you out there are keeping safe, sound, and saneee! (Not sure about the last one but we got to keep on swimming) The pandemic hit hard and life as we knew it changed, and honestly, I was having trouble finding motivation to write. But… COVID doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon so I decided to go back to writing! While trying to choose the topic for this blog, I started daydreaming of the many places I want to visit and BANG! It hit me, why not write about one of the last places I visited before COVID: Costiera Amalfitana or simply, the Amalfi Coast.
We visited the Amalfi Coast back in April 2019 during our honeymoon and fell in love with all the different towns right away – thirteen (13) to be exact, all connected by the scenic road SS163. Absolutely one of the most stunning views I have ever seen in my life and one of the best World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. We had a bit of luck in the timing because we visited just before the high season started, so it was really nice, not very crowded and parking was easy to find. The only bad thing about it was the weather, it was a little on the cold side, so we could not go into the beaches and the days would usually be kind of grayish. Other than that, we loved it! The freshness of the food, the views, the little tiny roads, and Italy’s crazy drivers, and of course, the lemon-citrusy smell that captivated every single step we took.
We stayed at a town called Furore, which is a two-part town located between Amalfi and Positano. One part of the town is down by the sea – I’m pretty sure many of you may have heard about the Fiordo di Furore – and the other part way up in the mountains. We stayed up in the mountains to enjoy the amazing views of the Amalfi Coast. I have to say, getting there was kind of a hazzle, you would definitely need a car. We rented one in Rome and drove all the way to the Amalfi Coast. Roadtrip time!
Now, let’s go back to that lemon-citrusy smell. The Amalfi Coast is famously known for the production of “Limoncello” – a traditional liqueur distilled from the peels of Amalfi lemons. Walking around the Amalfi Coast, you can see lemon trees everywhere. And when I say everywhere, I mean literally EVERYWHERE, in every single corner! HAHA!. When we got back home, we immediately started doing some trials to recreate the perfect citrusy Amalfi Coast smell, and just like that the Amalfi Coast candle was created. Every time I light that candle, I instantly transport myself there. During these long-lasting COVID times, I would strongly suggest and encourage you to light a candle and transport yourself someplace memorable! Remember, a scent is the strongest tie to a memory, take advantage of that!
Here are a few photos we took! Lemon trees of course, our view from the airbnb in Furore and some beaches and roads with magical views! Hope you guys enjoy them.