Saturday, January 2, 2016
Yes, I Love Italy
After a glorious night of sleep, we had a lazy morning and a big breakfast at the hotel and then proceeded to do about a 5 mile walk through the dirty and old streets of Naples.
Less than ideal weather continues to plague us with chillier than normal temperatures, cloudy skies and rain drops. Too cloudy to even take a photo or two of Vesuvius. The ride was about 40 minutes long and soon the lovely plateau of Sorrento came into view. I was here 8 years ago with a girlfriend and always wanted to bring Doug back and return myself for a longer time so it was great to finally be fulfilling this hope. The town is every bit as charming as I had remembered and now, with the streets fully decorated for Christmas, it was even more magical.
One of the light displays showed a classic Nordic scene which just shows that people all the world over still think of reindeer and polar bears when it comes to Christmas!
It's a thrill to be here. We plan to visit Pompei and take the dramatic drive from Sorrento to Amalfi along the beautiful coastline and get over to Capri or Ischia. It's so nice to have some days with plenty of time to explore all that we long to take in from this beautiful, special little corner of the world called Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast.