This is the way to explore the coastline!

Salerno is well situated between two beautiful and totally different coasts.  Amalfi on one side; Cilento on the other.  Amalfi is peppered with famous, historic cities while Cilento is quieter and more tranquil.    Here’s a link to an interesting and accurate article about Cilento from Travel + Leisure magazine…

View of Amalfi and Cilento Coasts

While we stayed in Cilento, we had the opportunity to explore the little towns and enjoy the beaches.   We had some white knuckle rides on the tiny roads hugging the hills high above the coastline.  The road was washed out in several places.  At least the landslides were cordoned off.  You do have to wonder when the next one will happen!  Yikes.    We saw so many warning signs for “Frana” that my Mom thought it was the name of a city.  In reality, it is the Italian word for landslide.  

The harbor at Palinuro

Beautiful coastline view

The next photo is of a town.  I have no idea which one.  I do believe it is the town in which the streets were so narrow I thought I was going to run over the toes of the old men who were sitting by the side of the streets.  Yes, always the old men sitting around.    Where are the old women?  Inside working, of course!

I have no idea what town this is!

My favorite town is Acciaroli.   It has a nice center, a harbor and beautiful , clean beaches within walking distances. 

Piazza in Acciaroli

Church in Acciaroli

Shady street in Acciaroli

Some of our favorite beaches are Ogliastro, Ascea and Lago (a frazione of Santa Maria di Castellabate). 

Beach at Ogliastro


Tower on beach at Ogliastro

Big hams!

Little surfer

Next stop – Bologna and Siena….