VIETRI, ITALY (TOWN AND BEACH)
Our view from the restaurant
This guy who time travelled from the 80’s. No really, you should have seen his sunglasses!
my first Italian beach experience
I’ve been back to that town 3 times now! They are known for their ceramics so there is a pattern and set that I buy a little more of every time we go. The beach is relatively clean, and the gypsies sell us sunglasses for cheap 🙂
I love Vietri, can not wait for my mom to visit so I can make her buy ceramics 🙂
PATH OF THE GODS (BOMERANO TO POSITANO, ITALY)
Me and Leah decided to do this legendary trail that spans the Amalfi coast. It was killer. The path was really narrow at times and it was mostly dirt paths, rocks to climb, and a whole lot of stairs at the end!
This is the beginning of the trail. We finally found Bomerano and a place to park, then followed the signs to the start of the trail
our view from the trail, not a bad sight
some explanation of the trail along the way
it would definitely be a journey and a hassle to have lived here!
those rows in the background are farms! growing food! I don’t even know how, it’s crazy.
We ran into a farmer around this area who had buckets of blackberries and three dogs following him. He offered us some berries with a smile and continued on his way.
we ran into an American couple who traded photography skills with us
there was a little grotto back here
at the end of the trail, now we had to walk down about a million steps!
we’d already been walking down steps for an hour, and there were still 15 minutes left!!
finally at the bottom of the steps
taking a ferry back to Bomerano instead of doing the climb back because our legs were shaking hard!
What a beautiful trail and an amazing experience. Our legs hurt for days after that. One day I’ll do the trek from Positano to Bomerano instead, but maybe not for a while!
And then a few days later we decided to climb a volcano… I never claimed we were smart!
MOUNT VESUVIUS (THE VOLCANO)
still hurting from our Path of the Gods hike, but excited to climb the volcano
This is the crater of the volcano, it’s filled with dirt and debris. Last time it erupted was in 1944.
I’m glad it decided to stay un erupted while we were climbing it 🙂
This was the volcano that buried all the souls in the city of Pompeii
The city of Pompeii was an ancient Roman town-city near modern Naples in the Italian region of Campania, in the territory of the comune of Pompei. Pompeii, along with Herculaneum and many villas in the surrounding area, were mostly destroyed and buried under 4 to 6 m (13 to 20 ft) of ash and pumice in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.
We’ve climbed that volcano twice this summer. I’m sure we’ll do it again next summer! It’s a reasonably easy hike and has such beautiful views. I just hope it stays unerupted for a very long time!!!!!
BOATING to the beautiful island of ISCHIA!
our first boat ride in June!! I was coming off night shift…
Ben did this for most of the day and paid for it later with a terrible sunburn. i think our sunblock was expired
trip number 2! we climbed a set of stairs ashley told me to be careful not to scrape myself like she did… i did it anyway. *sigh*
our matching scars…
yup that’s me jumping from the cliff!!! scary and fun! i think once is enough though…
these are our mud mask facials from the volcano mud in the hot spring pool 🙂
no sunburn for ben this trip! I got sunburnt however… 😦
We had a lot of fun boating this summer. I already can’t wait to do it again next summer 🙂
The lava underneath the volcanos produce hot springs and warm up the surrounding water around the islands. They say these thermal pools have healing and health benefits. So we took advantage 🙂
we saw a pug at the spa! he looks just like Galway but with a curlier tail 🙂 I hope he didn’t go in the water!
the beach wasn’t so bad either! 🙂
Wine Tasting in Avellino
There have been a lot of wine tastings and tours since our arrival in Italy, most of them I go without Ben which would be lonely if I didn’t have these lovely people!
Lots of beaches and trips in between these adventures. Just wanted to share how beautiful Italy is in the summer (and hot)!
It’s just now starting to get cool out so we are loving it!
Not a bad first summer here in Naples 🙂