Friday, November 25, 2011


We've been in Italy for the last 5 days ... here's a bit of a taste ...

Sorrento, Amalfi Coast
Pompeii, near Naples
The Colosseum, Rome
We're lucky enough to have been to Italy a few times before, but it was our first time visiting the Amalfi Coast ... seriously lovely. I could really see myself spending LOTS of time there ~ it was just so beautiful and relaxing. (Side note ~ Naples is not great ~ fly in, pick up a car, drive out!). Pompeii was also amazing ~ I was surprised how intact some of the buildings were ~ still with remains of their frescos. I saw the Pompeii exhibition at Melbourne Museum earlier in the year which was a great primer as the actual site doesn't have many artefacts, just the town itself. It was quite sad to see the poses of the bodies frozen in time by the ash and gas. Rome, as always, does not disappoint. It was great to see the expressions on my parents faces when they saw amazing things like the Colosseum or the Pantheon for the first time ~ priceless. I took a few more pics while I was there and posted them on twitter (via Instagram) incase you're interested.

Have a great weekend! We're off to Barcelona for a couple of days ~ looking forward to it!


Elettra said...

I am very glad you could visit my country, you made some beautiful pictures, congratulations !!!!!

Tania said...

I saw a display of Pompeii in Sydney years ago and remember the intact mosaics and jewelery. It was just amazing. Though I have never been I would love to visit one day as Daniel's family are from Rome. So I do feel a connection to it. Until then I can just enjoy your photos :)

flowerpress said...

Your instagrams are like postcards! I'm very jealous :-)

Valerie said...

wow you lucky !
that flawless blue sky makes me dream !
thank you for sharing these (beautiful) photos & to give us a review because my DD would like to go to Capri (possibly next year but I fear an overcrowded area which is not at all our kind of destinations !) and since it faces Naples, Pompei... etc... I'm curious about this area where i've never been.

Naturally Carol said...

Hi Nic, the road in Pompei looks so rustic, not as smooth as our roads at all, some of those rocks are enormous! It looks like your having the time of your life in Europe this year. Thanks for the postcard.