Learnings of summer 2016; the Amalfi Coastline

For my first blog post I thought I’d share some personal travels made during the summer of 2016, specifically my trip to the Amalfi Coast in Italy. The beautiful cities I got to explore included Positano, Capri, Ravello Amalfi and Sorrento which really opened my eyes to the rich Italian culture stretching from over the mountainsides. Overall, this trip gave me a whole new perspective on the giant world that exists outside of Toronto. In a cheesy way it made me realize that the world is such a big place even when at times it feels like the smallest.

The breathtaking coastline with its high mountains and clear blue oceans showed the true beauty of the coast with various vegetation growing throughout the coast over the mountains. With its many beaches connected to the Mediterranean Sea and its volcanic origins (Mount Vesuvius), many different and rare plants are able to thrive.

The view of Positano from a boat we took to get around the various cities of the Amalfi coast.

The view of Positano from a boat we took to get around the various cities of the Amalfi coast.

A view of just one of many beaches along the Amalfi coast (picture taken by me!).

A view of just one of many beaches along the Amalfi coast (picture taken by me!).

Its unique landscape has made the coastline one of the most beautiful places to go visit with natural landscapes that will have your jaw-dropping! In addition to its wide range of vegetation, lemon production in the Amalfi coast is particularly known and heavily prized for their intense and health- boosting properties, making them one of the most iconic symbols for the area.

The Amalfi lemons are famously known for their amazing flavor and can be spotted growing on terraces of lemon groves climbing high up the steep cliffs of the mountains.

The Amalfi lemons are famously known for their amazing flavor and can be spotted growing on terraces of lemon groves climbing high up the steep cliffs of the mountains.

Although at first glance the rocky terrain of the coast doesn’t appear suitable for farming, lemon trees thrive in the temperate climate and the fertile soil of the Sorrento Peninsula. The introduction of lemons grown on the Amalfi Coast date back many years to Roman times and was used for trade thus boosting the economy of the area.

A must-go, the Amalfi coast was one of the most beautiful places I’d ever had the pleasure of traveling.

 

 

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