When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s amore! I’m back to blogging about our Italy vacation this summer–the 12-day trip we took for our son’s college graduation. So far I’ve blogged about our adventures in Venice and Florence. Today is all about Naples, or Napoli as it’s called in Italia. Or as Dean Martin sang: “‘Scusi me, but you see, back in old Napoli, that’s amore!”
We spent three nights in Naples, which is situated on the west coast of southern Italy. The weather was perfect, the food fabulous (I seriously think it’s impossible to get a bad meal anywhere in Italy) and the tours we took were fabulous. First up–a full day in Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast. I fell in love with Sorrento. We saw a demonstration of how they make their exquisite inlaid wood products–fascinating. And then we sampled limoncello, which is a potent lemon liqueur. It’s made primarily in southern Italy because of the abundance of lemons there. Have you ever seen such huge lemons?? They’re are big as our son’s head!
After Sorrento, it was off to the Amalfi Coast. This is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been. The scenery was breathtaking, and the drive up the narrow, curving mountain road completely exhilarating. We gathered shells on the beach at Positano then ate lunch overlooking the water.
After lunch we continued our drive along the coast, stopping to sightsee and shop. It was a perfect day. We absolutely plan to someday return and spend more time there. Next time I’ll blog about our next stop–Capri. Until then, arrivederci!
What’s going on with you? How’s your week going so far? Any Amalfi coast stories? Have you ever tried limoncello? If the answer is no, you really need to get some. Keep it in the freezer. Sip a shot glass serving of it after dinner. You’ll be glad you did