Greetings from Italy, to be more specific; Anacapri, which is on the outskirts of Capri. The weather is chilly and yesterday there was a torrential rainfall. Christopher braved it all by taking a hike to burn off all those calories we’ve been consuming on this trip. I, unfortunately, had to stay stationary for two days, I irritated a muscle in my back. It is an ongoing medical problem that often becomes inflamed at the most inopportune times.
Luckily, I was smart enough to pack my muscle relaxant cream. Thankfully, it seems to be a lot better this morning.
We left Sorrento Monday afternoon and took a ferry to Capri followed by a taxi to our bed and breakfast in Anacapri. It is such a quaint little town with a maze of narrow streets. The roses are at their peak; so beautiful and colorful. Honeysuckle shrubs are abound, I love their fragrance. Note to self: plant some in your garden. I will post pictures of those at a later date.
We have been typical tourists with guidebooks clearly visible and cameras easily accessible. We haved visited and seen some truly beautiful sites. The scenary is just breathtaking and you cannot help but find yourself taking picture upon picture. It seems you cannot stop until you have 400 photos on your camera in a space of 4 days!
I won’t show all 400, but I will tempt you with just a few:
The dome of the cathedral just outside our hotel room…I love the mosaic tiles
Another view from our room……the Bay of Naples; so clear and beautiful
A view of the famous and still active volcanco; Mt. Vesuvius.
A well known staple of Sorrento is it’s lemon trees that are famous for a very addictive limoncello liquor.
Thank you to all the restaurants for a complimentary glass at dinner. Yum!
I have never seen a tree with a red trunk before…I had to take a picture!
Christopher was just thrilled to be vacationing during the peak season for the roses.
Another staple of Sorrento is their love of ceramics. This chair nestled in a hotel garden was so totally unexpected. Inspired Exterior Design!
Wouldn’t you just love to sit there and enjoy a glass of wine facing the Bay? I certainly would.
We braved the drive on the Amalfi coastline…what a ride!
One of our stops along the way was the “Vertical City” – Positano. The houses are strategically built ontop of each other. A true site to behold!
I wondered if they invented the phrase ”can’t we all just get along?” I cannot imagine living in this type of housing. Maybe I am spoiled.
At yet another stop; Ravello. I was able to meet my Roman Gods….albeit,
they were a little stiff and missing a few limbs!
Posting this; just because I love the view…
What we found totally amazing was the number of weddings that were celebrated.
There was one every day that we were in Sorrento. No kidding!
A Scottish wedding…
We named this one the ”Shotgun wedding”…the bride was very pregnant.
I know it’s a little dark, but the church was not well lit.
More photos will be forthcoming. Stay tuned!