I was finally in Italy!
Ryan and Erinn picked me up from the airport and we headed downtown to check out the sights and order some authentic Italian pizza.
First up, of course, was some gelato. Nutella is practically a food group here, so it was only right that I got some Nutella and coffee gelato.
After satisfying my sweet tooth, we checked out a few of the sights including the Piazza del Plebiscite, Castel dell’Ovo, and Castel Nuovo.
We then stopped by Antonio & Antonio to grab some pizza. I went with the quattro formaggi, or four cheese, as it’s called it back home. I finished the entire thing myself. It was absolutely amazing.
Flying in the Sky
The next morning, Ryan and I headed up north to this zip line called Flying in the Sky.
But first, we stopped to pick up some provisions for the ride. I loved sampling the random snacks they had at the convenience store.
The zip line was situated on top of a mountain. After a long, winding drive, we arrived at the top. To give you an idea how high we were, the top of me mountain was in the clouds!
We signed our waivers and got suited up to take our flights. Ryan looked very assured.
The ride was incredible. Even though we started up in the clouds, after the first hundred or so yards, we dropped below the cloud cover and got an amazing view of the countryside.
At the bottom, they had a bar where you could order drinks while you waited for the van to come and take you back up the mountain.
For dinner that evening, we started with Prosciutto crudo di Parma e mozzarella do bufala, followed by Spaghetti Agilo, Olio & Taralli, and then finished up with an order of Nutella covered pastries.
Visiting the Amalfi Coast
The next day, we headed out to the city of Salerno to hop on the Travel Mar ferry to visit Positano with a stop at Amalfi along the way.
The ride to Amalfi took about 45 minutes. Along the way, we caught sights of breathtaking cliffs and gorgeous seaside villas.
The waves picked up on the way into Positano and disembarking the ferry proved to be very entertaining.
Once on dry land, we headed up to the the top of the hill to take in the view.
As far as seaside Italian towns go, this one definitely takes the cake. Every picture you take is like the front of a postcard.
And of course, after seeing everything, we had to sample the local gelato before heading back.
Before taking off, I took a walk on the pebble beach, probably one of the most unique beaches I’ve ever seen.
On the way home from the ferry, we stopped by the grocery store to pick up some items for dinner and some wine for me to bring home.
They had some interesting meats for sale.
Cuma, Parco Archeologico
For the last day, Ryan and I decided to head just outside town and check out some ruins.
But first, I had to snap a photo of the bowling pin for my collection.
Once at the site, we explored the acres of caves and ruins overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea.
After arriving back in the evening, I packed up my wine and got ready to head to the airport in the morning. By the way, if you ever need to transport wine bottles or 750ml liquor bottles, check out Wine Wings.
Now only four flights left to get home. First stop, Munich, in Lufthansa’s short-haul business class!