11 April 2011

Amalfi Coast & Capri

*Michelle falling into the pit of Vesuvius..ahh!!!

Our wonderful host drove us down to the Navy base in Naples to go grocery shopping while we go to the exchange (shopping!) as Michelle needed a bathing suit. Then we went up Mt. Vesuvius, which was the volcano that exploded over Pompeii.

*Michelle enjoying a Caprese salad in Amalfi

*View of Positano

The next day we headed to Sorrento area and took a CRAZY bus ride along the Amalfi Coast. We enjoyed some delicious lemon ice along the way!

*Riding the chairlift up to the top of Anacapri

*We made it to the top!

*On the way back down

The next day, we walked down to the port into downtown Sorrento and caught a ferry to Capri. On the ferry we met two ladies who are serving in the Navy stationed in Naples. They gave us some suggestions and we got to to swap stories about California! Once we arrived in Capri we took a foot path up to the central city of Capri. We were greeted with an absolutely breath taking view of the coastline and the Bay of Naples. Continuing upward we took a bus up to Anacapri because the ladies and Justo suggested we take a chairlift to the top of Anacapri. The chairlift was the highlight, it was so weird because it was the first time I had ever been on one without snow! A little freaky at first but the view was amazing! We took naps on top of the mountain and then made our way back down on foot. We found the original trail to take from Capri to Anacapri so we got to see views and meet people that most tourists don't get to see and meet! Ending our day on the coast taking a nap in the sunshine. We went back to the hotel and got ready for an authentic Italian dinner down the street. Amy had Neapolitan pizza and I had some delicious risotto. A delightful way to end a beautiful day.

Yesterday we left Sorrento and headed for Bari. After a long day of train rides we made it to our hotel/homestay location and were greeted by homemade Minestrone Soup. Yummmm! Today we are meeting with a couchsurfer who will take us around Bari before we get on a ferry for Greece!

1 comment:

  1. Jim and I loved Capri-- we hiked out to the ruins of the Caesar's though-- got lost about four times and had a blast. We wanted to do the chair lift too, but ran out of time. So, thanks for doing it so we know what it looks like!