The first signs of summer traffic are starting to arrive on the Amalfi Coast. More and more buses arrive each day, which means the return of the inevitable mini traffic jams. The one above was caused by a poor tourist who had decided to rent a lovely Mercedes for a day on the Amalfi Coast. In this moment, however, he was about to add some not so lovely scratches down both sides of his rental car by trying to squeeze through too small of a space between the bus and the wall. Some guidance from a friendly local helped him back out of the tight spot and make way for the bus to get through. The locals deal very well with the bus traffic here generally, but I can’t blame the tourists who decide to drive here for not knowing what to do. I just feel sorry for them as they grimace and flinch their way along the Amalfi Coast, because they don’t have time to enjoy the beautiful views along the way.
Update on the my driving lessons: Yesterday we found a very small parking area that was level where I could practice. I think I might get the hang of this eventually! Thanks to everyone who commented and shared their driving stories on the Amalfi Coast. It is great to know I am not alone in this driving adventure!