Question: What’s wrong with this picture?
Answer: Absolutely nothing!
I snapped this beauty from the terrazza of the Hotel Il San Pietro di Positano, a Relais & Chateaux property named one of the best hotels in the world by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler.
I was with a group of travel professionals and writers touring the hotel during a recent certification program hosted by the province of Salerno, which occupies about half of the region of Campania. The Italian Government Tourist Board North America (ENIT) and Alitalia Airlines were also sponsors.
In three action packed days, our Salerno hosts treated us to some hidden gems. They’re working hard to expand awareness of Salerno’s offerings, the best known of which are the towns clinging to the Amalfi Coast.
Salerno is the Amalfi but a lot more as well. It is the mountains north of the coast that divide costiera d’amalfi from Naples and also the large area south of the city of Salerno. This includes the incomparable Greek ruins at Paestum, plenty of beaches, and the wild beauty of the Cilento national park.
In my upcoming posts, I’ll share some tastes and sights of Salerno province where new doors were opened for me.
Have you visited Salerno?
What destination spoke to you?
walks of italy says
Yes, Nothing is wrong in that picture , and looking very beautiful , all images are very nice… thanks for sharing it with us ..
I am here via Melissa’s post on FB. looks like I have another Italy blog to read.
My in laws used to own a property on the Amalfi coast and I love the area. I now live in Lazio and blog about our our life here. Salerno is very much in my thoughts at the moment because of the flooding.
It’s so good to meet you, Lindy Lou. I will definitely check out your blog.
Susan Van Allen says
I agree that the Amalfi Coast is one of the most magical places on earth. I’ve loved staying in Ravello and taking a cooking class with Mamma Agata at her villa, or in Positano discovering the hidden Arienzo beach and just blissing out…It’s heaven on earth! Thanks for the great photos!
Thanks for checking in. When are you coming out East?
The Amalfi Coast is my favorite spot on earth! The first time I was there, we stayed in Priano and hitch-hiked into Positano. The light over the sea, the lemon trellises, the fresh-caught fish, the cliffs covered with cascading flowers…absolutely magical. The second time we stayed at a town less than 1km from Amalfi, just around the bend to the south, called Atrani. Not nearly as touristy, still very much a family town — at least to the tourist’s eye. I also loved Ravello, imagining Greta Garbo hiding out there — the views are just magnificent. Amazing!
Thanks for commenting. I stayed in Atrani for a couple days and it was charming. People were so kind.
When are you returning?
Ahhh… Salerno!! I’d almost forgotten that I’d been there, as I visited back in 2004 during my days of living in Firenze. A friend from Chicago was spending a couple weeks in Salerno at an Italian-language school, so I took the train down from Tuscany to visit her.
While there, we caught a ferry over to Positano to visit an American sorority sister of mine, Kelly Carter, who was living in a great flat overlooking one of Positano’s most scenic hills. It was a great time, three African-American women united by our shared love and passion for all things Italian. Lord, I wish I were there right now!
Can’t WAIT to read your other posts from Salerno, Sharona!
Let’s go back!