Italy

The coastal waters of Italy is vast and the few months we spent only covered a portion of the country.  We spent our time harbor hopping along the heel of the boot with a few weeks on the eastern side to visit Rome (by train).  We had a quick stop in Sicily along with a few Italian islands.

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Two days in Rome doesn’t do the ancient city justice.  But we hit many highlights of the city with our friends, Stephen & Yvonne along with the other throngs of tourists.

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The famous Trevi Fountain

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The Amalfi Coast almost did us in while we sailed along with our friends Stephen & Yvonne visiting from Arizona.  A quick squall whipped up wind and a sea state that was forcing us on a lee shore.  Luckily it didn’t last more than an hour and we found refuge in a small marina.

Our land tour of the Amalfi Coast.  Again, throngs of tourists waiting for buses & the gray sky.

What surprised us  was the sluggish transit system; many times we were delayed. However the Italians seem to take it all in stride. I guess that’s the way of life, just enjoy the moment.

So have a slice of pizza (the best we’ve had ever), a cappuccino or strohl along the quay in the evenings heat with the Italians enjoying a gelato.  I wouldn’t hesitate at another chance to sail along Italy’s coast.

Enjoy the photos…

Free quay in Brindisi

Salerno

Fountain in Solerno

Pompeii Kitchen

Ischia Island

Capri Island – Gardens

Kelly Girl

The Books