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Pompei & Amalfi Coast

sunny 23 °C


Pompeii is yet another magic site in Italia. It is incredible to say the least. We spent hours wondering around the village of ruins checking out the houses, bakeries, libraries, brothels (which had stone penises on the pavement pointing towards them…haha!) stadium’s and everything else you could possible imagine that a 79 AD village would contain.


Seeing bodies and the village that had literally been frozen in time was astounding.


My favourite place was Villa of the Mysteries.


I would definitely recommend checking it out to everyone.


Amalfi Coast

Sorrento/San Pietro

We arrived at the Amalfi coast and were not really sure of what to expect, but it’s safe to say it’s another one of Italia’s gems.

Our place was stunning, we had a full apartment complete with our own balcony which overlooks the stunning bay of Sorrento.


Kieran cooked up a storm making gnocchi which was ate watching the sun set (accompanied with a few bottles of vino of course). It was absolute bliss. I think this is the place I want to buy my little shanty :)

On Sunday we ventured into the town of Sorrento which was super cute. It is one of the homes of lemonchello in you can see why when the stores have lemons the size of melons!


The port of Sorrento looked and felt like it hadn’t changed in fifty years and the water was a brilliant blue and incredibly clear.


The rest of the arvo was spent sunbaking on the deck again. Perfect :)

We went in search of our next destination which turned out to be a complete shambles. The hotel wasn’t actually anywhere near it was meant to be. So, after a lot of stressful driving around and never even finding where we were meant to go we ended up in Ravolli having a beautiful lunch (with free Wifi of course, so we could cancel the mysterious hotel and re-book at Sorrento). We even scored the same room…ahhh perfecto!

On the way to the alleged hotel we saw an interesting crossing of goats. Funny!


I think a special mention needs to go out to a piece of Kieran’s work ; the apple swan!!



Another little piece of paradise! I don’t think I will ever get enough of Italy.


We walked in from Sorrento – a 20km round trip along the beautiful cost. I couldn’t stop taking pics – yet again. It was seriously so perfect and soooo beautiful, not to mention the weather was absolutely mint.


Kieran even stripped off and jumped in the ocean.


I thought the little houses the made along the roads were super cute too.


Next stop: Croatia. Wooohhooo!

Posted by JessBeard 00:39 Archived in Italy

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