|18th June – 20th June 2012
On our way to the Amalfi Coast we decided to go and climb Mount Vesuvius. It is the only active volcano on the mainland of Europe. Mount Vesuvius is famous for the calamitous eruption in 79AD, which buried the towns of Herculaneum and Pompeii. It was a hot day and a steep climb to the top, but the views were worth the pain.
What can I say about the Amalfi Coast, it’s where the coast is unspoilt by large commercial developments, the sea is an emerald green and the architecture features houses clinging to rock faces. Churches with majolica (ceramic like tiles) lined domes can be seen among the buildings.
We were told that it was a beautiful place, but you just have to see it, to believe it!
We visited Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi and stayed in Maiori.
The Amalfi Coast is known for its limoncello liqueur (my new favourite drink), check out the photos and see the size of their lemons.
Again, I am not going to even try to explain the incredible views that we saw. There are lots of photos to look at, see what you think!