A visit to Italy

When you visit Italy be ready for pasta and a friendly atmosphere.

A few weeks ago we visited Naples (Napoli), Italy. Brooke is a lucky lady, she has family there for us to visit. So we did the obvious thing. Stayed with them! Kindness from Brooke’s welcoming family members had no limit. Every meal had multiple courses along with good conversation. They even gave up their bedroom for our son to get some sleep. He tends to go to bed around 7:30 PM and we all wanted to stay up later than that. It was certainly a home away from home.

Near Naples you’ll find more famous Italian locations. It was a pleasure to have the chance for day trips to Pompeii and Sorrento.

The reason many of us have heard of Pompeii is that a volcanic eruption in the 1st century AD captured people frozen in ash. Pompeii is so much more than people captured in volcanic ash. At one time it was a large city. The eruption not only froze people in ash it also captured Roman life at the turn of the century. In the photos below you’ll see streets made of rock that are lined with the homes of Romans. There was even an arena in this city. Such an incredible piece of history.

Sorrento is a city along the Mediterranean. When I think of Italy, I now realize I am picturing Sorrento. A small city with a nice coastline, skinny streets and mopeds.

In Naples I saw plenty of Italian fashion on the people there. Look out Seattle hipsters! These guys have style. Perhaps that is why Brooke bought a fancy pants Italian coat. If you get to Naples I suggest not only checking out the fashion, but also trying the gelato and pizza. Both are notably amazing. Wonderful!

In any case, here are some photos. More to come.

Our son finding a rock in Pompeii’s arena
Naples
Naples
Sorrento
Sorrento
Pompeii
Pompeii
Pompeii
Pompeii
Pompeii
Pompeii
Pompeii
Pompeii
Pompeii

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