The second stop on our Italian tour was Naples. While we were in the area we also climbed Mt. Vesuvius and toured Pompei. Naples had a charm a little different from Rome, but still very beautiful and full of life. Mt. Vesuvius is big! I mean, it’s a volcano after all. We thought it would be a cool to climb to the top of a volcano and it was! A little tiring, but definitely worth the hike. And Pompei was so much grander than we imagined it would be. It’s amazing how much of the city has been unearthed and is still in almost pristine condition. You could literally spend all day winding through the cobbled streets.
And finally on our last day we took the train to Sorrento and planned to spend the day leisurely in a gorgeous seaside town perched on a cliff. However, about 30 minutes after arriving, I took a little misstep down some rocky steps and twisted my ankle. It swelled immediately and looked rather horrible. It scared the mess out of me and my hubby both and we thought our trip might have been over right then and there. Thankfully, it wasn’t broken and I was able to hobble around on it pretty well with a compression sock so our trip wasn’t spoiled after all. But, note to self and anyone planning to trek down steps in Sorrento: wear something better than flip-flops. You live and you learn. I hadn’t planned on doing much except strolling around town and it was a nice warm day. Anywho…here are some of the highlights.
Mt. Vesuvius in the distance
I love this man right here! He is my husband, my source of laughter and entertainment, my partner-in-crime, my greatest supporter, my love, and the father of our unborn child. I can’t imagine life without him.
These kids were having a blast on that thing!
Yep! Those tiny little figures on that ridge are people. They had access to a private tour hiking the rim of the volcano. Can’t say that I’d want to do that, but I bet it was an awesome view all around.