Amalfi Coast - Our European vacation highlight w/Carlo 21 July 2012 After reading reviews about Wisely Traveling, we couldn't go wrong. Carlo (very professional, courteous and knowledgeable) picked us up in Rome right outside our apartment @ 6:30 am and drove us down towards the Amalfi Coast. Being a little bit hungry my wife asked about stopping for a quick bite. Carlo pulled into a local bar and we ordered up some Latte Macchiato's, some espressos & some delicious pastries. Carlo won €20 on a scratch off lottery card before we continued on towards Amalfi. We stopped at some great photo op locations that were post card perfect. He dropped us off in the beautiful town of Amalfi to do some site seeing, shopping and enjoying the friendly local atmosphere. After about an hour or so, Carlo picked us up and drove us further up the coast towards Positano, stopping at various locations to snap some great photos of Praitano and Positano before arriving at the town of Positano. Carlo dropped us off and we walked down the narrow street enjoying the small shops and vendors along the way. We made our way down to the beach and were met with a breath taking view of some of the most gorgeous views of the Amalfi Coast. The houses set into the hillside painted all different colors were so vibrant along with all the beautiful flowers and hanging baskets which just lit the coast line with so much beauty. After making our way back up to meet Carlo we continued up to Frattoria Terranova. This is a beautiful farmhouse that sits up in the Ravello area overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea. The farmhouse is absolutely gorgeous and the only way to describe it comes from memories of the Swiss Family Robinson. Everything was beautifully laid out with hanging baskets of gorgeous flowers, rows of hanging garlic and onions and cut flowers perfectly adorned the structure which was built with an eye towards attention to detail. Carlo took care of us by ordering up what he called, “A traditional Italian meal.” They brought plate after plate of delicious cheeses & meats, breads with extra virgin olive oil, bruschetta, pasta with clams, steamer pot of muscles, roasted vegetables, delicious olives, breaded fried cheese and various other plates. The meal was the most delicious out of a three and a half week European vacation. Absolutely delicious! To top it off they finished off the meal by serving four flavors of the local liqueur. The local lemon, strawberry, coffee and apple liqueurs were the perfect finish to the most absolutely delicious meal. The staff was friendly and terrific. The farmhouse stop was a true treat to the Amalfi Coast Trip. Carlo loaded us in the van and provided some more expert tourist insight into his beautiful country on our way back to Rome. Our only regret was that we didn’t get to visit his town of Sorrento. “Maybe next time.” If you are on the fence about whether or not to do the Amalfi Coast, I can’t recommend it enough! It was the highlight of our entire vacation!
Along the Amalfi Coast (LiGalli island as background) with Jack,Mary,Kristin and Linda
Frank Newman Party
Great time in Naples
along the Amalfi coast with Melissa & Jon
Looking for records in Ruvo del Monte (little village southern Potenza) Thanks to DEE and GEORGE.
Keri,Mark,Me and their daughter Erin at the Royal hotel in Sorrento
Shelley and Hanke in Amalfi
We had such a wonderful time with you that day. You were so helpful explaining the difference between Italy & the United States. The girls & I enjoyed the trip as well as your commendatary. You are very knowledgeable of the area and if I come back to the area I will certainly arrange another trip with you. Thanks so much.
Virginia & Ron in Positano
Clifford Family at the Naples dock after a great tour along the Amalfi coast,June 2010.
Hi Carlo, Thanks so much for the wonderful tour of the Amalfi Coast. We all agreed that day was the highlight of our vacation in Italy!! Thanks for putting up with us :)
Looking for records in Ruvo del Monte (Potenza).....me and Dee (unfortunately you can not see George,he's the one that took the picture.....someone had to do that,there weren't many people on the street)
Hi Carlos, Hope all is well with you. Harold and I enjoyed so very much the tour of the Amalfi Coast with you. We tell everyone about our perfect day.
With Scott Chambliss and all his friends at the Farmhouse after an amazing lunch
Me,Rita Stauss and the Farmhouse's staff