Hambrooks on Holiday travel blog


After picking up our new Peugeot and becoming accustomed to the right hand side of the road full of crazy Italian drivers we made our way down south to Bellizzi, near Salerno in Campania. It is a little unnerving at first not being able to read any of the road signs as you really don't know if you're breaking the law or not. It's also a little difficult at first to predict the local drivers until you realise they care little about any laws that may or may not exist. If Dubai has a yearning for big and beautiful, then Italy has a need for speed! 130 kms down the freeway would be fine, but seeing as the law doesn't apply in Italy, the vehicles zip past quite a lot faster than that and change in and out of lanes in the blink of an eye. I'm wondering as I sit white knuckled in the passenger seat, when our relaxing European sojourn will begin? Once I've caught my breath, I notice that the natural scenery once outside of Rome is spectacular. Lush and green with breathtaking views of snow capped mountains rising up in the distance. I suddenly can't wait for the rest of our holiday to begin. We arrive at our destination just before dinnertime and check in to our rustic but adequate apartment in the Agriturismo "La Morella", an organic produce farm growing (among many other things) rocket, spinach and strawberries for export to the UK market. Bruno our host is very gracious and Jayden quickly falls in love with the farm's dogs, which follow him everywhere!

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