This photo gallery features additional images from my Nov/Dec 2014 trip to Italy. While we were there, we spent 4 nights in serene Sorrento, took a tour of the stunning Amalfi Coast, and went on a wet but amazing stroll through rainy and mysterious Pompeii.
Despite occasional rain showers, which are normal that time of year, the carefree seaside village of Sorrento was dressed up and buzzing with holiday frivolity. Our home base was the lovely Antiche Mura , a boutique hotel perched on top of a deep ravine. It was only a block from the Piazza Tasso, a cafe-lined square in the center of town. Sorrento was busier than usual because an Italian film festival was being held during the time we were there. Filmmakers and their entourages filled the cafes and crowded the sidewalks as they networked and made deals. We used our film industry connections to score passes to the festival and some of the parties even though we didn’t understand a word of Italian. It was Felliniesque, to say the least.
On one of the days we were there, we hired a driver who took us on an all-day tour of the Amalfi Coast and Pompeii. As far as I’m concerned, that’s the best way to maneuver the winding coastal roads. Our driver was familiar with the terrain, knew exactly where to go, and was laid-back and relaxed. He took us to and olive oil tasting and then to the towns of Positano and Amalfi. The road was closed off after Amalfi because of a landslide, so we took the mountain route over to Pompeii. Despite the fact that rain started pouring down, we traversed through the sparkling wet ruins in wonder. I think it made some of our photographs even better.
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Sorrento, Italy – Travel Photo Gallery
Sorrento is located on the coast of southeastern Italy, facing the Bay of Naples on the Sorrentine Peninsula.
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Amalfi Coast – Italy Travel Photo Gallery
The Amalfi Coast is a 50-kilometer stretch of coastline along the southern edge of Italy’s Sorrentine Peninsula, in the Campania region.
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Pompeii, Italy – Travel Photo Gallery
When Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 A.D. it covered the city of Pompeii in ash. Now it’s a vast city in ruins in southern Italy’s Campania region.
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