Cliff Hugging Amalfi

Cliff Hugging Amalfi

We took a drive south from Sorrento along the cliff hugging Amalfi coast on a beautiful upper 60s day. We were able to enjoy the views without massive high-season traffic that, we are told, lines the coast bumper to bumper. We stopped to have a mid-day meal at a tiny café out of the main tourist area of Amalfi City and enjoyed our drive back.

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Pompeii & Herculaneum

Pompeii & Herculaneum

A day trip to explore the ancient city of Pompeii is in order so we drive one hour from our Sorrento home around the Bay of Naples. With 2.5 million visitors a year one would think it would be full of visitors whenever it is open, but since we are traveling off-season there were just a few people wandering around looking at the ruins on this cloudy mid 60-degree day.

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Ahh, Sorrento

Ahh, Sorrento

We boarded the train for the one-hour ride to Naples and picked up our rental car nearby. When we left the Europcar rental agency, the clerk mentioned that our car was covered for theft anywhere outside of Naples and that we would need to pay (Euro) 500 if stolen in Naples. We told her we would be going to Sorrento and she said Sorrento – good, Naples – not safe! 

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Our Truffle Experience

Our Truffle Experience

As Michelle mentioned in a previous post, prior to our arrival in Florence we had booked a truffle hunting experience during our stay. As some of you may be aware Airbnb has recently rolled out new services called Experiences and Places. Places are favorite local spots recommended by local hosts. Experiences are just that, experiences with local guides that can enhance your stay in an area. 

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