Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Day Six

Day Six
Napels, the Amalfi Coast.
So much to tell you about in a short space, so forgive the format.
The Treasury of Saint Gennaro: ancient documents, jewels, paintings.
Napels Natural Archaeological Museum: artifacts from Roman Empire and Pompeii. So many museums, so little time.
Pompeii at the base of Mt. Vesuvius, a once thriving empire, was left in ashes after the volcanic eruption in 79 AD. Lots of walking, kids. It's a lot larger than you think.
Then there is the Amalfi Coast, beautiful seasides, cottages and small mansions built side by side along the cliffsides.
Sorrento is a sophisticated summer resort town. Pretty Positano, a haven for artsy types. The maritime vilage of Amalfi is brimming with history. And the isle of Capri is perhaps the gem of them all, with sweeping vistas, lively cafes and blooming gardens.
It was a full day, and let me tell you, there is not a flat piece of land anywhere to be seen. Stairs, hills, Sometimes I felt as if I were hiking Mt. Vesuvius instead of around it.
Spent most of the remaining day with my feet up and my eyes closed.

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