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Italy 2010 – Amalfi Coast and Rome

The full moon sets behind the Amalfi Coast with Positano in the background and Praiano in the foreground just before sunrise.

Click here to see a short slideshow of our trip.

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.

Ciao, Kent

Geri crosses a cobblestone street in Pompeii.

A fresco painting in Pompeii.

The San Gennaro church in Praiano.

Italian cyclists in Ravello.

Restroom attendant in Positano.

Walking from Ravello to Amalfi 1,700 steps down!

Walking on the Trail of the Gods between Praiano and Positano.

A rain shower in Amalfi.

A side of beef being delivered to a butcher in Amalfi.

Young lovers on the pier in Amalfi.

Cappuccino!

Geri planning an adventure in our Rome hotel.

The Colosseum in Rome.

Water melon at a street market in Rome.

  • Gianluca Gardelli - October 13, 2010 - 10:51 AM

    Hi, I’m the italian cyclist with the red shirt in Ravello,
    compliments for your strange point of view!
    Gianluca.

  • Eric Cousineau - October 20, 2010 - 11:02 AM

    Really like the image of the bathroom attendant, the beef delivery, and the last one of the dog.

  • kent - October 20, 2010 - 12:06 PM

    Thanks Eric, I was doing my best to play Cartier Bresson working on my street photography and composition.

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