A special highlight was our small group tour of the Amalfi Coast! Our gorgeous Italian guide was passionate and as we traveled the narrow, twisty cliff-top roads, we made several stops for photos of the breathtaking views!! Mark with our guide a the fresh fruit roadside stall!!
From our “base” in Pompei, we traveled by train to Sorrento to meet the minibus. We explored beautiful Positano and then onto Amalfi where we jumped aboard a small boat to view the coast form the sea!
Our guide pointed out Roger Moore’s holiday house escape – white buildings and small private beach below!
Mark was happy to relax & be a passenger on our hairy drive back to Sorrento on the very narrow, windy clifftop roads! . . . . Sorrento was another interesting town with beautiful bougainvillea and quaint “pubs” for a beer! The toddlers here wear the latest fashion!!.
After spending hours in leather bag shops, Bev finally finds the perfect Italian shoulder bag, and matching wallet . . . . an early birthday present and lovely memento from our Italian experience!!
We had heard of the Isola di Capri so decided to join a boat tour there. At our campsite (Camping ZEUS in Pompei still) the reception suggested there are Flashy Tours or the Real Tour. 85 euro versus 50 euro. Guess which one we took!! Train to Sorrento for an early 8am start. The minibus collected us at the station then others from hotels, bus stops, etc. A scenic drive to a nearby port (must be cheaper than the main Sorrento port) to board a ferry to the island.
On our tour, we met Chris and Sharon from UK, and explore the Island of Capri with them. We had no trouble remembering their names as we have friends Chris and Sharyn in Sydney!!. . . . . . a maze of laneways, restaurants and upmarket shops. Fancy soft-top taxis (mostly Ford Capri!!) are available to shuttle you up and down the hillside . . . we wait for the bus though enjoying the views!
On our return Bev is the captain!?? ! Our boat takes a round trip of the island, close to the Blue Grotto, rocky cliffs and through the arch in Faraglioni Rocks!!
Another fun day of touring! This is the view from our train window as we head back to our base in Pompeii!
Our last supper in Italy – not hard to guess what we had!!