Summer has arrived in Toronto but it sure doesn’t feel like it with all the rain we’ve been getting. Yesterday, Toronto recorded the most rainfall received in a single day at 126 mm shattering the long standing record from Hurricane Hazel in 1954. It triggered severe flash flooding all around the city. Some are even calling it “the storm of the century”.
But, if driving is your thing to do in the summer then a drive along the Amalfi Coast is a must. It has made it on many lists as one of the drives to do in a lifetime. National Geographic included it in their book Drives of a Lifetime: 500 of the World’s Most Spectacular Trips. I have to agree. You will be rewarded with breathtaking views of cliffs, colourful villages that look like they’ve been carved from the hillsides, and the blue waters of the Mediterranean. But, National Geographic does a much better job at describing it – “…a landscape of towering bluffs, pastel-hued villages terraced into hillsides, precipitous corniche roads, luxuriant gardens, and expansive vistas over turquoise waters and green-swathed mountains.” This is one of those trips I would gladly do again. This drive began in Sorrento on a clear sunny day, passing through towns of Positano, Praiano, Atrani, with a boat cruise from Amalfi, and ending in the town of Ravello. I will let the photos speak for themselves but if you’ve done this drive before, try and name the towns shown in the photos below.