Italy Part 1. Rome, Capri and Positano.
I've updated this post after arriving home. For some reason the app on my phone wouldn't function properly which limited my ability to say much or to include the appropriate title. This update contains more picture and more about our experiences on our tour.
A day or two in Rome before our Trafalgar Best of Italy your gave us time to settle in after our long journey.
We explored the high street shops and little laneway pizzarias near our hotel. Right across the road was the ancient Roman city wall.
After joining the Trafalgar Best of Italy tour, which started in Rome, we got to see a lot of the city. We went to the Vatican and toured the museum which is beautiful but the highlight was Michelangelo's masterpiece, Sistine Chapel ceiling. No photos allowed so I've linked it for you. We didn't think we'd be able to see St Peter's Basilica because the Pope was taking a service but our tour guide dawdled and stretched out our time so we got to go in. I'd seen it before and I really wanted Sam to see it so I was very happy when we were allowed inside.
From the Vatican we had a short break before touring the Colosseum. After walking all morning I really needed a the afternoon off but I kept going. Sam was excited to see where the gladiators fought. It's an awesome place.
After all of this time on my feet I was really suffering but, I still had a walking tour of the treasures of Rome to complete. I took some pain killers and struggled on. It was worth it to see the wonderful Trevi fountain with Sam. Way more crowded than it was eight years ago, we didn't stay long and opted for a gelati from a nearby cafe.
The last time I was there I threw in two coins, one to come back and the other to find love again. They worked. But I also heard on the tour bus that two coins is to get married! and that worked too, Sam and I having been married in July. Very funny.
When we got back to the hotel I fell on the bed and didn't move until it was time for breakfast the next morning. That day we drove south to the Amalfi coast, stopping at Pompeii for a walking tour. Lot's of people, even though it was past the high season, but I got this shot of an ancient roman road and shop walls on the left. It was a large town and most of it is still uncovered.
We stayed the night at Sorrento, the next day we took a ferry to Capri and did a small boat tour around part of the island. This rock is called the tunnel of love. Those who kiss while passing under it are supposed to love each other forever. You can guess who took that opportunity.
In the evening we drove along the Amalfi coast from Sorrento to Positano. The view was magic.
We had some free time at picturesque Positano. We bought presents to take home and had afternoon tea.
Back at our hotel in Sorrento, we had dinner overlooking the lights of Capri.
We didn't stay in the town of Sorrento but up on hill, so there wasn't an after dinner stroll, but there's always next time. We had a wonderful time in the south of Italy, the next day we headed north.
The next post will have part 2 of our time in Italy, Venice, The Lakes and Tuscany.
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Dora Bramden writes heart melting, passionate romance.
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My whole life is inspired by romance. I write romance novels of course but also love creating DIY's and decorating in a romantic style. I'm rejuvenating an old garden, including rescuing a couple of old rose bushes and planting new ones.