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Geri and I recently returned from a two week trip to Italy traveling along the Amalfi Coast and with a visit to Rome at the end. Italy is one of our favorite countries to visit because of the culture, food and landscape. Personally, I enjoy the way Italians manage to slow life down to enjoy each moment of their day.
We landed in Rome and caught a high speed train to Naples for our first couple of days. Some people say that Naples is one of the tougher cities in Italy. That didn’t bother us as we actually liked this edgy city. The main reason we stayed here was to see Pompeii, a town that was partially buried by a catastrophic eruption of volcano Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Its excavation has provided an extraordinarily detailed insight into the life of a city at the height of the Roman Empire.
Then we were off to the Amalfi Coast via hydro-foil boat from Naples to Sorrento, and a long curvy bus ride along the Amalif Drive to the cute little town of Praiano nestled between Positano and Amalfi. We spent a week touring all the small towns including a day long hike on the Trail of the Gods from Praiano to Positano.
We finished our trip with four days in Rome which was just enough to whet our appetites for another visit. One of the highlights was the Borghese Museum with a large collection of works by Bernini and Caravaggio.