Followers of my Instagram here will know I've been away as it was blasted out as much as possible. I'm not even sorry; we'd been waiting for this holiday since Christmas and it was even better than I anticipated. Over the next couple of weeks I'll pop more details about our travels through Sicily, Amalfi, Tuscany and Rome but for now here is a quick post about a pit stop we made in Ravello on our way down to the Amalfi Coast.

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When we first arrived, we were a little haggered after an overnight ferry trip from Palermo to Naples. The winding roads of Amalfi didn't make for the easiest journey, so we peeled ourselves out of the car and made a run for the nearest source of cold beer...

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After a couple of drinks we finally felt our shoulders go down and relax. Finally, we were on holiday. We sat and watched the locals put the world to rights as only Italians can do... Popping from cafe to restaurant to bar all over the town we made the walk down to Villa Cimbrone. This was somewhere firmly on the list of places to see for us, having watched Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan sit on the terrace there during The Trip TV Series...

We were not disappointed, despite the walk (girls, do not even think about taking heels to Amalfi!) down what felt like 1000 back streets, mainly uphill. I had possibly one of the best gin and tonics I'd ever tasted with cracked pepper and cucumber in. 

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Ooh and the outfit! I'd been pining to wear this Topshop dress ever since I bought it. The weather in the UK just hasn't been kind enough... The detail on the sleeves, the floaty shape... I just love it. Topshop have done a few dresses like this, the blue and white version here has been a bestseller for them so they followed it up with my one here and a polka dot one here

The shoes are from Mango, and a total steal. They are incredibly similar to the Chloe designer ones, but only £24 in the sale... And I really can vouch for them being comfortable, I wore them to death on holiday. Get yours here.

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We loved this town so much we ended up going back for an impromptu night at Hotel Caruso, which ended up being the showstopper of the entire holiday. More to come! For all outfit details, see the base of this post...

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Photos taken using an Olympus PEN EP-L7 from John Lewis here.


The Slow Pace said...

Ravello was our main destination in our honeymoon and I just loved it. I knew I was going to like it, but I completely fell in love.
Looking forward to more post about your Italian trip!

Unknown said...

I love that Topshop dress! It looks beautiful on you!

xo, Jo

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