Happy Friday Amigos! I’ve been spending hours and hours looking over the thousands of pictures we took of our trip to Italy. Over the next few weeks I will be splitting my trip in four parts and showing you my favorites places around the Amalfi Coast. We first took a direct flight from Abu Dhabi to Rome ( about 6 hours) landed in Rome and took a train to Naples. If you are planning a trip to Italy I will tell you something no one told me, PACK YOUR MOST COMFORTABLE SHOES! You will be doing lots of walking and hiking. After sleeping a night in Naples we woke up early to hike Mount Vesuvius which offers amazing views of Naples. Unfortunately that day was a bit cloudy and hazy and we didn’t enjoy the best views the mountain had to offer but we still got to see so much of the city.
We then rented a car and proceeded to drive to the Amalfi Coast. If you asked my husband ( historic geek) he would tell you this was his favorite part of our trip. In our drive we stopped by the historic town of Pompeii, once an ancient Roman town. Most of the town of Pompeii was destroyed and buried under ash after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. As we walked around Pompeii we got a glance of what Roman life once looked liked, including their massive open air villas, Roman baths and everyday details like the floors of some of the houses. We spent around 3 hours walking the town of Pompeii ( we even rented an audio tour) got some well deserved gelato afterwards and drove to our beautiful hotel, Monastero Santa Rosa in the Amalfi Coast. Stay tuned till next Friday where I will be sharing more pictures and experiences of our trip. Thank you so much for reading and I hope everyone has a safe a fun holiday weekend.