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Monday, June 30, 2014

Monday Musings: The Amalfi Coast of Italy

This was my third time in Italy. The first time, I was 50 years old and it was my first trip to Europe. I didn't ever think I'd get to Europe and was convinced that it would most likely be my last. On the first trip, we went to Rome, Venice and Florence. On the second trip, we went to the medieval city of Sienna. This time, we went to the Amalfi Coast. This was high on my bucket list - to see Sorrento and Positano and go to the Isle of Capri to see the Blue Grotto. Here are some pics from this portion of the trip.

Mt. Vesuvius

The Amalfi Coast

Hubby, me, and pal Rosie at one of the stops along the drive



En route around the Isle of Capri

Emerald Grotto

Blue Grotto

We had 1/2 day in Rome before flying to Romania. Rosie had never been there so it was a whirlwind to make sure she saw the biggest tourist attractions.


Roman Forum

On the Spanish Steps

More tomorrow on the Transylvania portion of the trip.



Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Half day isn't much time! The Grottos are beautiful.

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Wow, that Blue Grotto is lovely. Great pictures here, Karen!

I've been to Rome and Florence, but not to Amalfi Coast--looks amazing.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Oh wow those HUGE rock/island formations in the water are amazing...

Mason Canyon said...

Karen, such beautiful photos. The sites are breathtaking, especially the Blue Grotto and the one of the Amalfi Coast.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Karen, those are wonderful! Can;t wait to see the ones from Romania. Our church supports a ministry there and I love it when Vassi (the minister) visits and bring photos.

L.G. Smith said...

Welcome back! And, wow, what a beautiful trip! I've seen photos of the Amalfi coast before and thought it would be an incredible place to visit. Glad you got to scratch that one off the bucket list. :)

Melissa Ann Goodwin said...

Wow it's SO beautiful! Lucky you to have gone three times!

D.G. Hudson said...

Beautiful photos of Italy. Love the coast shots.

Jack said...

So amazing!!! And so pretty! I would love to go there someday

Arlee Bird said...

Great photos! Don't know if I'll ever make it to Europe--you're fortunate to have been able to make the trips you have.

Tossing It Out

Karen Walker said...

Yeah, Alex, it isn't enough time at all, but it was only a stopping place for us to catch the flight to Cluj.
Elizabreth, the grottos were exquisite
Keith, I love rock formations so I was in heaven here.
Mason, the photo doesn't come close to capturing how magical the Blue Grotto was.
Diane, thanks - I'm still going thru the Romanian ones. Not sure if I'll get them up by tomorrow.
L.G., me, too!
Melissa, D.G., Jack, thank you.
Arlee Bird, I feel very blessed, indeed.

Jemi Fraser said...

Wow!! Those photos are stunning! I haven't been to mainland Europe before - can't wait to go one day! :)

Robin said...

I have been to Venice and Rome, but now I really want to go back. The Emerald Coast... wow.

Sharon Lippincott said...

Gorgeous. Like the others, I want to see the Amalfi coast and look forward to Rome in October. Thanks for sharing these photos.

PK Hrezo said...

Wow. Just wow. I've wanted to see that grotto for a very long time now. I've been around Italy but never to the Amalfi coast or Capri. Someday. Florence is my fave city.
You must've eaten well there. Mmmm.... Italian food. Only thing better is French food IMO. :)

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