It’s our final destination on our Six Weeks of Summer: Postcards from Italy tour. We’ve absolutely loved taking this journey with you, to our favorite and some of the most captivating destinations in our home country of Italy. We hope you’ve felt inspired and that this series has instilled that magnificent sense of wanderlust that always leads to the best adventures.
As you know, every purchase at Shop Aurifil containing one or more Color Builder collections enters you for a chance to win a prize package valued over $550! Package includes goodies from Aurifil, Moda Fabrics, Oliso, OLFA, and Soak. This giveaway will run through 11:59pm on Monday, September 5, after which time we’ll pull our lucky winner (and the Italian Color Builder collections will return to their regular prices)! Thank you to all who have followed along and celebrated this incredible series right along with us. We are grateful for you!
“Italy, and the Spring and first love all together should suffice to make the gloomiest person happy.”– Bertrand Russell
The Amalfi Coast features 13 charming towns along one single road nestled below the steep cliffs on Italy’s southwest coast. When thinking about Amalfi, we tend to think about the region, and most image searches will lead us to the picturesque images of Positano, with brightly colored houses layered upon a hillside & flowers blooming. What most folks may not know is that Amalfi Town is its own unique spot, on the Western end of the coastal stretch… oft underestimated, but widely heralded by locals and tourists alike.
There is truly no better time to visit Amalfi than Summer. The crystal clear water, unique and stunning white buildings peppered across the mountainside, and the numerous cultural attractions make Amalfi Town a key destination.
We start our day with an espresso from the local cafe followed by a walk through the maze of small and narrow streets. We love the idea of having no destination, just a simple and peaceful meandering, allowing space to soak up the beauty of each moment.
As the morning creeps into afternoon, we make our way to Cuoppo D’Amalfi, a charming local spot with incredible seafood, easily taken on the go. We grab a few favourites and continue down toward Mariana Grande, the primary beach in Amalfi. We’d heard that it gets crowded and this gorgeous day in Italy has brought the masses. With time on our side, we decide to walk about 10 minutes down the beach to Lido delle Sirene, which offers a less chaotic experience, with simple lounging, absorbing the sun’s rays while taking in the incredible views.
Before heading to the hotel to prep for dinner, we pop into Goccia d’Oro, an Italian scent shop where you can mix your own natural scents and even create your own signature perfume. It’s truly the best souvenir!
Dinner is a tasting menu accompanied by a wine pairing at Sensi with a table overlooking the sea. As sunset creeps over the glistening waters, we sip a final glass of limoncello… the perfect end to a magical Italian adventure.
- There is one single road on the coast, that goes from Sorrento on the northern side all the way to Amalfi. This road is called Amalfi Drive, and used to be the Strada Statale 163 (SS 163).
- The Amalfi Coast is a big exporter of tuna and exports to Japan for use in making sushi!
Our Amalfi set features 3 shades of 50wt thread in 2562, 2520, & 2545. They coordinate perfectly with the Lilac, Hyacinth, & Purple by Moda Fabrics shown above. For a bit of creative inspiration, make sure to grab the Italian Color Builders EPP Pattern (shown above) by Aurifil’s own Kate Brennan and the Red Poppy block (shown below) by Sherry Shish via the buttons below.
Don’t forget, between now and 11:59pmCST on Monday, September 5, every purchase at Shop Aurifil containing one or more Color Builder collections will be entered for a chance to win a prize package valued over $550! Package includes goodies from Aurifil, Moda Fabrics, Oliso, OLFA, and Soak. Winner will be randomly selected and contacted via email.
I loved the Amalfi Coast. Our journey by car started in Amalie and ended in Ravello. And it ended with beautiful pasta bowls and serving pieces being mailed home (to the United States). We use the pasta bowls often, and my very adult sons (50+ years of age) argue who will inherit them … LOL.
Amalfi, not Amalie.
Wow Mary Lynne — that sounds like a fabulous adventure!! I often daydream about what it would be like to drive the coast! It’s still on my list of destinations! Thank you for following along with us!