My 'Love Affair' with Italy.

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My 'Love Affair' with Italy started in May 2013 when we spent a month falling in love with Bellagio on Lake Como, walking in the Cinque Terre, drinking wine and cooking in Umbria and boating and swimming on the Amalfi Coast. I would like to share some of my favorite places with you.
Pompei, ItalyPompeiItalyThis is a communal laundry from the ruins of Pompeii. In AD 79 an eruption of Mount Vesuvius buried the town of Pompeii in 10 feet of ash and...Pompei, ItalyPompeiItalyWe only had 2 hours to visit the ancient ruins of Pompei so we hired a private tour guide. It was well worth the 120 Euro as he was able to skip to...Pompei, ItalyPompeiItalyWe did a day trip to the ancient ruins of Pompeii from the Amalfi Coast. There are hundreds of these plaster casts that capture the human tragedy...Ravello, ItalyRavelloItalyThis is a view of the vegetable garden of Villa Maria in Ravello. The restaurant is in a beautiful garden with a terrace hanging over the side of a...Hotel Tramonto D'Oro, Praiano, ItalyHotel Tramonto D'OroPraiano, ItalyThis family run Hotel has it all. Fantastic restaurant with spectacular views to Positano and the Isle of Capri. The Sita bus to Positano or Amalfi...Praiano, ItalyPraianoItalyThis is the magnificent view from doing the Path of the Gods walk from Praiano to Positano. It took about 3 1/2 hours at a leisurely pace, after...Lido One Fire Beach, Praiano, ItalyLido One Fire BeachPraiano, ItalyWe walked down 400 steps to spend the day at this beach and it was worth it. They have a shower and toilet and a bar and restaurant with mama...Ristorante Da Adolfo Di Bella Sergio, Laurito, ItalyRistorante Da Adolfo Di Bella SergioLaurito, ItalyThis restaurant can only be reached by boat. It is on Laurito Beach between Positano and Praiano on the Amalfi Coast. The food is so fresh, we saw...Capri, Anacapri, ItalyCapriAnacapri, ItalyThis is the Grotto Bianca on the Isle of Capri, unlike the Blue Grotto this one is free of charge and not crowded. We hired a boat with a driver...Anacapri, ItalyAnacapriItalyThis is the view from the top of Anacapri on the Isle of Capri. You take a chair lift to the top for the most spectacular views. There is a bar and...FONTANARO ORGANIC FARM HOUSE and HOLIDAY VILLAS, Paciano, ItalyFONTANARO ORGANIC FARM HOUSE and HOLIDAY VILLASPaciano, ItalyThis is my Umbrian sunset taken in June 2014. We were relaxing on the terrace of our Villa after a day of cooking lessons and wine tasting and we...FONTANARO ORGANIC FARM HOUSE and HOLIDAY VILLAS, Paciano, ItalyFONTANARO ORGANIC FARM HOUSE and HOLIDAY VILLASPaciano, ItalyThis was THE highlight of our trip to Italy. The gardens are stunning, the cooking lesson, wine tasting and oil tasting are a 'must do'. The warm...FONTANARO ORGANIC FARM HOUSE and HOLIDAY VILLAS, Paciano, ItalyFONTANARO ORGANIC FARM HOUSE and HOLIDAY VILLASPaciano, ItalyWhat can I say? It was as good as it looks!FONTANARO ORGANIC FARM HOUSE and HOLIDAY VILLAS, Paciano, ItalyFONTANARO ORGANIC FARM HOUSE and HOLIDAY VILLASPaciano, ItalyDuring our one week stay we spent a day cooking at Fontanaro and sampling their wine. This is the home made pasta with aubergine chips and fresh...Duomo di Orvieto, Orvieto, ItalyDuomo di OrvietoOrvieto, ItalyThe Duomo of Orvieto took 300 years to construct. This Gothic style Roman Catholic Church is well worth a visit if you find yourself near Orvieto...Orvieto Underground, Orvieto, ItalyOrvieto UndergroundOrvieto, ItalyWe did the underground tour in Orvieto. It is a maze of tunnels and caves. This photo is of a pigeon coupe. You book the tour at the information...Bar e Vini a Piè de Mà, Riomaggiore, ItalyBar e Vini a Piè de MàRiomaggiore, ItalyThis bar has fabulous food and an amazing view, as you can see it is sitting on a rock almost hanging out over the ocean. It is located between the...Portovenere, ItalyPortovenereItalyThis is the Church of San Pietro in Porto Venere. It is built out of the black and white rock and sits proudly on the Promontory by the sea. We...Portovenere, ItalyPortovenereItalyPort Venere is south of the Cinque Terre. We took the ferry from Riomaggiore which included a cruise around the 3 islands of Porto Venere. We had a...Manarola, ItalyManarolaItalyI love the way these colorful dwellings hug each other and cling to the side of the cliff. Incredible "#architecture", best viewed from the sea as...
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