I’ve found myself saying “yes” as much as possible on this trip. To be very transparent, traveling abroad for 6 weeks is not cheap. I want to get every single cent I’m paying, and soak up all the experiences I can while away from home.
Our first weekend was in Italy, where we traveled to Naples, Pompeii, Capri, and Rome. We started in Naples, which I will say is not necessarily the city for me. Of all the places I went, I felt that Naples was the city I could do without if I ever went back to Italy. It was, however, a great place to go to get to Pompeii and Capri.
We explored the remains of Pompeii, which allowed us to learn about the city destroyed by the Mount Vesuvius volcano in 79 AD. We later learned that you can hike up the volcano, which is still active, so naturally, we all decided to go. Of all the things I did in Southern Italy, this was by far the coolest, and cheapest. It’s about 6 euro round trip to take a bus that will get you up and down the mountain about halfway. From there, you pay another 10 euro to climb the volcano. It’s not a far climb, but it is very steep. If you do it, definitely plan to bring water and really good shoes. A few girls slipped, especially climbing down. When you are at the top, you get an insane view of not only the inside of the volcano, but also all of Southern Italy, stretching from Naples to Capri.
The next day we had a free day, so we took a train to Sorrento, and then took a private boat tour of Capri and the caves surrounding it. The boat held myself and 10 other girls, and I can say for certain this is one of the things I will remember forever about my trip abroad. We all bonded and had 8 hours to spend time together, swimming in the Mediterranean, and spending 2 hours on land in Capri.
The last two days we spent in Rome. Rome was definitely my favorite part of the trip. It’s very similar to New York City, in that there are so many people, and there is so much to do. We took the metro to the Spanish steps, where there were many luxury stores, and restaurants. We of course, went to the Trevi Fountain to throw 3 coins in, hoping our Italian husband, or Paolo, would appear before our eyes.
After walking to the Colosseum, and enjoying the city, we went for gelato at this famous place. I highly recommend the tiramisu and DEFINITELY get the whipped cream on the top of your gelato. It’s all home made, and is rich in flavor.
All in all, it was such a successful trip to all these Italian cities. I highly recommend visiting Capri and Rome specifically. I hope you enjoyed my first post in my travel diary. Be sure to follow my blog for more beauty insight!