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The history, it's so much more than I thought it would be. I was amazed to be standing in the exact same places the Romans walked all those thousands of years ago. I was overcome to stand in the jail cell of the Apostle Paul. Oh, the History. Rome is an amazing city.
Amalfi, just like all the other towns along the coast, lies on cliffs, buried in colorful flowers all around. The town center, with its incredibly narrow streets, is where you will find restaurants, a delicious bakery, and gelato parlors. Then as you, take one of the cobblestone paths and head towards the sea, you will be blown away again. Walk all the way to the beach to see one of the most photographed beaches of Italy.
I was anxious to explore; The streets wound around and around as I descended through the village built on steep terrain. Surrounded by bright yellow, at every turn, and lemons, everywhere...you will fall in love with the color, sounds, and charming town of Positano.
Ravello, set like a cozy little nest above the dizzying landscape of Italy's Amalfi coast, is the most peaceful and charming resort on the Neapolitan Riviera. Early summer is the best time to explore its largely traffic-free lanes or to wander among the terraces and pergolas of its elegant gardens, from where there are vertigo-inducing glimpses of the Mediterranean miles below.
The Dying City
Civita di Bagnoregio is a must see. This Dying City is a stunning sight. Today, the only way in or out is a footbridge. Then you will walk through a large stone passageway. Here you will enter into another world, a world stuck in the Middle Ages. Enjoy every second, strolling through tight little passageways and ancient cobblestone paved streets. In the back of your mind, you will remember that this town is slowly crumbling away. You will feel a bond, of sorts, knowing that you were fortunate enough to explorer this amazing city, before it is no more.
The Amalfi Coast is one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in Europe, if not the entire world. At night, the towns, oh you feel like you could dance in their streets. The Amalfi Coast, it is just full of life, beauty, and culture.
The drive to Sorrento itself is an unbelievable sight. Sorrento is perched on cliffs that jut out high over the Tyrrhenian Sea. The views from the Cliffside are absolutely breathtaking. On a clear day, you can see the isle of Capri, Naples, Mt. Vesuvius and several other areas in the Gulf of Naples. Sorrento is a great base location for exploring the Amalfi Coast and several other great area sights such as Pompeii.
Turquoise waters, towering cliffs, immaculate white houses dotting the landscape – these are all features of the gorgeous little island of Capri.
Pass through the Faraglioni, as you sail on a traditional gozzo boat. Find complete joy, and enjoy the wind in your hair, as you take a convertible taxi from Capri up to Anacapri.
Now Pompeii is definitely a place I am pretty sure every guide book to Italy tells you to visit and I one hundred percent agree. If you end up anywhere near Pompeii you have to go, even if its August and you feel like you are melting in the heat. However, I suggest going in May. The crowds aren't as overwhelming and the heat isn't blistering. Don't miss Pompeii, it's a must see.
Orvieto is an easy day trip from Rome by train. Or you can do a private, combined day trip of Orvieto and Civita di Bagnoregio. Gazing up at the walled town from the bottom of the funicular when you arrive, Orvieto is distinctive and breathtaking, and doesn’t disappoint when you ascend to the top. Enjoy lunch and strolling around the streets and do not miss seeing the Underground Caves. The underground rooms and passageways extend underneath nearly the entire city, dating back to several hundred years before Christ. Orvieto is a beautiful town.