Even though some of you know I was rather underwhelmed by things in Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast (except the hotel, the dining and the people), that is my own bias, because I need historical things to do. So here are some pics from my tour of the Amalfi coast. Guemar Travel is fabulous, though I think to get the really good views you need to a night tour (they offer on) or in my case, a seacoast tour, which is offered in group tours locally.
Anyway, some photos, starting with some little cave houses made by a local outdoor artist:
Then there are beautiful scenes from the winding hilltop roads.This is the "Cloister of Paradise" in Sant' Andrea.In Ravello, the church of San Pantaleone was closed for lunch, but I sat in the square and a tabby cat came up to me. It was one my favorite parts . I have to see at least one cat on every trip.A visit to the medieval Villa San Rufolo, where Boccaccio wrote his bawdy stories of the Decameron is a must.
Thanks so much for sharing your experiences and photos profchiara! The Amalfi Coast is one of my favorite places that I have visited, and your photos have made me a little nostalgic . Thanks again!
Borr iiing! Ha! As you shared, you would rather study the artifacts in the forest of gloom of the Battle of the Shrubbery where the Knights Who Say Ni succumbed to Arthur's coconut cavalry and their powerful "it" weapon (essentially the extent of my medieval history knowledge ); others would find your most recent trip to be just the ticket. See, that's what makes the world and this forum go 'round and I'm glad for it. Thanks for sharing the great photos and lovely scenery.
You're absolutely right, erc, but ideally (and most of the time) I get both. I purposely did not study Siberia or Kazakhstan (though thanks to Borat that might have been interesting) so that I could study history in places I found interesting and which also happened to be beautiful or fascinating. Fortunately, for me almost all of Greece is beautiful, as is much of Italy and France, where I spend most of my time. I will exempt Milan from any discussion of beauty - yuck. Funny place to have Fashion Week.
I think I would have liked the Amalfi Coast better by sea, both because I love being on the sea, and I would have 'seen' more. Anyway, when Vesuvius became impossible, I just enjoyed the pools and had good meals in Sorrento.