Naples, Italy – Our holiday in Southern Italy

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Naples Street

DAY 7: We reluctantly packed our bags and left our wonderful apartment in Positano. Our driver picked us up at 9:00 and we headed towards Naples. He briefly dropped us at the hotel so we could leave our bags and then he took us to the Archaeological Museum near the city centre. If we thought Rome traffic was bad, we hadn’t seen anything until we arrived in Naples. It was insane. Vespas riding 3-deep with a toddler … Read More

Day trip to Sorrento – Our holiday in Southern Italy

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Giardini di Catlado

DAY 6 Today’s itinerary: A food tour in Sorrento!  We took the local SITA bus from Positano to Sorrento. What a journey… We were hanging off the side of the Amalfi Coast, it was crowded, hot and let’s just say those buses weren’t up to Swiss cleanliness standards. The food tour began in the Palazzo Tasso in the center of Sorrento. Our guide, Tamare, took us to 8 different locations to try the local specialities. This … Read More

Day trip to Capri – Our holiday in Southern Italy

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Capri Faraglioni

DAY 5 Kelley and dad took a quick morning stroll to the market for some groceries and we enjoyed a gourmet breakfast of bacon and eggs at the apartment. We decided to take a guided tour from Positano to the island of Capri with Blue Star Boat Tours. I think we would all agree that it was worth it to pay the few extra Euros to go this route rather than pay for the Ferry. The boat … Read More

The Amalfi Coast – Our Holiday in Southern Italy

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Ravello Italy

DAY 4 Our charming driver, Gianluca, picked us up in Pompeii at 9am. We drove over the Sorrento Peninsula towards the far (Eastern) end of the Amalfi coast and made our first stop in Ravello, home of the Villa Rufolo. Chances are, if you’ve seen a picture of the Amalfi Coast, it was most likely taken there! The little town was surprisingly quiet. We walked through the square, admired the extremely expensive pottery (which apparently Oprah … Read More

Pompeii, Italy – Our Holiday in Southern Italy

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Pompeii Ruins

DAY 3 We left Rome on the fast train to Naples. And boy was I glad that the 2nd class seats were sold out! I could get used to those luxurious 1st class seats! Our driver, Giovanni, picked us up at the Naples train station and drove us to Mount Vesuvius. In 79 AD, this volcano erupted, destroying most everything surrounding it including the famous city of Pompeii. We made the 45 minute trek to … Read More

Rome, Italy – Our Holiday in Southern Italy

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DAY 1: It’s amazing how you can board an airplane in Europe, take a one hour flight, and land in a completely different world. We left the orderly, conservative and absurdly expensive city of Geneva and landed in the chaotic, loud and spectacular city of Rome, Italy. Oh how I love this city!  My parents arrived earlier in the day from Atlanta and we met up at our apartment (we found it here on AirBnB), which was … Read More