Positano and Amalfi

The Almafi Coast filled today’s agenda. I booked a trip that took me to the towns of Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello. Every source I’ve seen...

On to Sorrento

This morning I took a ferry from Naples to Sorrento. Ah, life at sea. Well, considerably shorter than life, thankfully. The thought of a sea...

Pompeii

Today’s theme is “cities destroyed by Mount Vesuvius, but hopefully not while I’m in the area.” After visiting the Herculaneum archaeological site this morning, I...

Herculaneum (Ercolano)

If there’s one sight near Naples that everyone knows about it’s Pompeii. It’s so important that you can’t spell Pompeii without two “I”s. I think...

2 Castles & 2 Bonuses

The plan I formulated at lunch for this afternoon was to have a castle theme. My plan called for visiting two castles, the Castel Nuovo...

Victor Emmanuel and 3 Churches

The Victor Emmanuel Monument wasn’t in my original thinking for this afternoon. My tentative plan was to visit two or possibly three churches and then...

5 Churches and some Forums

When I left the Capitoline Museums after lunch the steady rain of the morning turned to intermittent rain in the afternoon. But it was still...