If you've ever visited any of the cliff-edge towns on Italy's outstretched shin, you'll be familiar with the colourful pile-up of concrete buildings spilling out into the Tyrrhenian Sea.
Amalfi is just such a town. The photos you see on Instagram make it look so tranquil and idyllic, but in the middle of summer, it feels more like a sweaty bustling favela, choked up with diesel fumes and arguing locals.
Its famous Cattedrale di Sant'Andrea is one of the few things worth seeing in Amalfi, and will give you a few moments respite from the pandemonium of the streets below. Beyond that, we were left feeling exhausted and disappointed.