Italy 2017

One more post about Italy.  Our flight home was completely uneventful; the best kind.  It was a wonderful trip.  When asked “what was the best part?”, it’s hard to pick just one.  I say the boat trip to Capri or my four-hour hike up the Path of Gods.  But everything was awesome. ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC”…

Day 10 – Montepulciano

Today we visited Montepulciano in the Tuscany region. Another “hill” city. Very steep grade, but we all made it to the top. This region is known for its food and wine, and beautiful countryside. Steve/Connie and the Oppelts had to take the local bus service down, while the young and athletic LeRoys walked down. We…

Day 9 – Civita di Bagnoregio

Great day touring Civita di Bagnoregio.  It was just Lynn and I today. Like most of the cities here, it’s super old too.  In fact, they called it the “dead city” for a long time but recently has been revived by decedents of the original residents.  While the whole thing was cool, this city is a…

Day 8 – Orvieto

We visited the city of Orvieto today.  It has history dating back to 1200BC.  The city we visited today was first established in 700AD.  It sits high upon a plateau that makes it hard for invading armies to approach. There is an inclined cable car that takes you to the top.  Mostly we walked around…

Day 7 – Assissi

Well, today we visited Assisi. A stunning and unexpected surprise. The pictures below will give you some idea of the beauty of the city. The cathedral was absolutely captivating, especially the tomb of St. Francis. As with every other city here, we had to do some serious climbing. But well worth it. We had to…

Day 5&6 – Arrive in Tuscany

We missed the blog updates that last couple of days because there wasn’t much to write about. On Saturday, we drove from Positano to Benano in the Tuscany region.  Our regular driver Franco was waiting for us at the hotel and drove us to Sorrento to rent a car.  Another beautiful town on the sea. …

Day – 4, Isle of Capri

Another wonderful day.  The weather here is spectacular; sunny and 75. Today was Capri day.  We took a public ferry to the island. When we arrived it was a complete mad-house; way too many tourists.  Lynn talked to some locals and discovered that the top of Capri is where the cool people hang out.  We found an…

Il Sentiero degli Dei

“The Path of Gods” Bob took the big hike up to the Path of God’s tonight. Don’t think of your typical God.  We’re talking Zeus, Aires, Mercury, Medusa, and Mars. Starting from Positano, it’s 1,700 steps up to the city of Nocelle.  This is no easy task; it took nearly an hour.  From there I…

Day 3

Well, day 3 done and 7 .days to  go. Today, we took a tour along the Amalfi coast. We had Franco again as a driver (we think we have a reputation as big tippers, excluding Bob). Stunning views and one hell of a drive on narrow roads hundreds of feet up along the cliffs. Cars…

Day 2

We were very surprised at how big the city of Naples is.  It seems to go on for a long time and there are two million people in this city.  Today, we drove from Naples to Positano. Our driver Franco, was very nice and a good guide.  The drive was amazing and he highlighted lots…