Campania Adventure Day 2: Capri

The day after our visit to Vesuvius and Pompeii, we turned our attention to Capri, which has charmed visitors ever since Roman Emperors discovered artifacts of an even more ancient people and constructed temples and villas on the island’s limestone cliffs. Through the centuries, Capri has attracted writers and artists, the rich and famous, and  daytrippers from Naples and the Amalfi Coast.  We decided to explore … Continue reading Campania Adventure Day 2: Capri

Campania Adventure Day 1: Vesuvius and Pompeii

Ever since my third grade teacher, a proud descendant of Italian immigrants, told me the story of Pompeii and its destruction by the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius, I always wanted to see the ruins myself. Before taking this recent trip to Southern Italy, I had  been to Italy twice, but always wished I had made it further south than Rome to see this legendary … Continue reading Campania Adventure Day 1: Vesuvius and Pompeii