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Travel Photo Thursday | Port In Naples

February 3, 2011 • By
Port In Naples

Leaving Naples, Italy for the island of Capri

This picture reminds me of why I’m so fond of Italy.  Seeing the muted toned villas disappear as our motorboat leaves the port in Naples, brings its real beauty into focus.  I’m enthralled with the crystal clear clarity of the turquoise colored waters that my daughter said reminded her of Botticelli ‘s “Birth of Venus”.

Add the majestic Mount Vesuvius with its lush, sprawling greenery in the background and you have all the makings of your own little Shangri la.  Little did I know how much better things would get when we were transferred to a dinghy that would usher us into the Blue Grotto at the base of the Isle of Capri.  It was refreshing to see how beautiful and unspoiled those waters were.   I miss it.


City Views, Europe

Pictures of Rome, Capri and Sorrento, Italy

March 14, 2010 • By

Rome | The Eternal City

What can you say about the Eternal City? It was all that we had dreamed and hoped for and more! I can’t help but compare our great country to others whenever I visit abroad. It seems that we do not value history as much as others do. We tend to want to tear down rather than lift up old buildings once they’ve reached their ‘prime’. I appreciate their propensity to value what’s been passed down along to them.

We got to visit so many places in Rome…..the Piazza Navona….a shopper’s haven, the Vatican (where we enjoyed the historic Scavi Tour), St. Peter’s Square, The tomb of the unknown soldier, the Coliseum, & the Trevi fountain, among others. We decided to take a day trip to Naples, Capri and Sorrento. We only got to pass through Naples on the way to Capri via motorboat to see the world famous Blue Grotto. Capri and Sorrento (known for its delicately in-laid furniture) were spectacular. I had never seen water so blue, so crystal clear in all of my life. I could definitely get used to living there.READ MORE