Rome on vacation: Road Trip to the Amalfi Coast

The months of July, August and September are ideal for visiting a country like Italy, as its climate is very pleasant to go out and enjoy its roads and the various activities that its cities offer. If it is the first time that you travel to this country, the ideal is that you know its main jewels: Rome, Venice and Florence , although it would not be bad if after knowing the capital you escaped to the Amalfi coast doing the tour that I bring you in this post. Don’t worry about transportation, make the decision now and rent a car in Rome at a good price, in this way your Road Trip will be safe, very comfortable and you will manage the time at your leisure.

What to see in Rome?

When you arrive in Rome it will be inevitable to want to run away to see the Roman Colosseum, but stay calm, because you will most likely have to wait a bit, because as is known, the queues are a bit long due to the large number of visitors it receives on a daily basis. The same will happen in the Roman Forum and the Pantheon , so I recommend patience. But in Rome, not only are these places that I have mentioned important, their history and culture go beyond gladiator shows and fights between beasts. A clear point for which this city is recognized is also the artistic one, and an example of this is found in the Navona Square, where the Neptune fountain, that of the 4 rivers and that of the Moor rests. And only a few streets away is the famous Trevi Fountain, which is a little more crowded. That is why I advise you to wake up early and go get your photography as soon as possible. Ah! And do not forget that with your back to this fountain you must ensure your return to Rome by tossing a coin with your right hand over your left shoulder.

Another reason that most drives people to travel to Rome is the possibility of getting to know the Vatican, since it is there where the “holy see” is housed, the highest institution of the Catholic religion and where it is possible to appreciate the genius of the famous Miguel Angel in the fresco of the "Last Judgment" and by other artists such as Boticelli, Perugino and Rocelli in works such as the life of Moses and Jesus Christ, distributed in nearby panels within the chapel. Your trip there will be complete when you visit St. Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museums and the Castle of San Angello. Obviously there are many more places to visit, but getting to them depends on how much time you have on your vacation. For now, let’s start our journey to Naples.


What to see in Naples?

Did you know that the most exquisite pizza in the world is made in Naples ? Well, you won’t be able to leave Italy without checking it out. ÇFrom Rome it will only take you 2 hours and 20 minutes to reach this gastronomic paradise. You can rent your car and stay there for just one day to see its main architectural and natural attractions. Of course, if you have more time, you can stay there for a couple of nights and get to know the city in more detail. There are several companies that offer the guide service, so it will be easier for you to visit the historic center, the Gothic Basilica of Santa Clara, the Cathedral of Naples and the Piazza del Plebiscito. The latter is very important because it brings together 3 of the most historically relevant buildings in the city: The Royal Palace, The Basilica of San Francisco and the Palace of Salerno .


Heading to the beach

After this great visit, there is nothing left but to follow the path and meet the sea. You have 2 options on this route: get to Sorrento and settle there to enjoy the city and the beach for a few days or use a day just to get to know it all, enjoy the landscapes from the top of the cliffs and set out again to Amalfi .

If you chose the second option, then your tour will be approximately one hour. Upon arrival you will find that this part of the Italian coast is bathed by the Tyrrhenian Sea and that it has the most wonderful landscapes of the coast, since the intense colors of the mountain mix with those of the sea, taking you to an ecstasy from which you will not want to escape .

Depending on where you decide to stay, you will have access to different beaches. The most natural thing is that you are doing this route along the Via Marconi , so you will be able to reach one of my favorite beaches, a place where your gaze is easily lost in the blue of the Marina Grande sea. Further on, along the same road, you will find Arienzo, a serene municipality where one of the cleanest and quietest beaches on this coast is located. It is ideal to relax while taking a good sun bath, and from there in just 30 minutes you will finally be in Amalfi. Obviously, during your stay there you will be able to visit some places that are of great importance for the municipality and its inhabitants, but you will also be able to enjoy the beach, its sand and the spectacular views it offers you when sunset falls.

Amalfi Coast
Do you know of another beach where travelers can feel comfortable while touring the Amalfi Coast ? Let us know your experience by writing to us in the comments and remember that, when you remove your car from the counter, you must inform about your plan and it is desirable that you ask about the additional costs that can be generated by tolls. This way you will not have surprise charges later. If you found this post interesting, don’t leave without sharing it.

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