No one talks to us, no one even looks at us, we are just another one of the masses passing through trying to pretend we are the only people there and that this is our special part of the world where tourism does not exist. It does, it really exists, even in off season it’s almost viral, as far as large congregations of tour busses and old people can be viral anyway. But its ok, because we all pretend the same thing and at the end of the day we have almost deluded ourselves into the belief that it was ours, even if only for a few hours anyway.
We drove the Amalfi coast, there are other ways to do it but for me this was the best option. We were there off season, it was still crowded but nothing like what I would imagine it has the potential to be. We were able to stop where we wanted, park where we wanted, walk where we wanted. Maybe that needs to be considered first, I feel like its potentially easy to walk away with a bad taste in your mouth. I hate the thought of returning with dramatically more people there and not being able to get out of the car anywhere because there is a dramatic lack of parking, which to be honest was not really all that extensive in the first place.
The Amalfi Coast like many places in Italy is famous for a reason, its breathtaking, every single metre of it, to be perfectly honest I wanted to walk it, first one way and then back the other just to make sure nothing was missed. I feel like this for most of Italy though, there are never enough stops for photo ops!
Obviously we ended up in Pompeii.