A Trip To Southern Italy

 

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Vietri Sul Mare, Amalfi Coast

 

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When I declare Southern Italy, I well and truly mean it.  Although, I’ve begun my photos with our day trip  to Vietri Sul Mare along the Amalfi Coast we were situated in Capaccio, Salerno. Capaccio may not be quite at the bottom of ‘the boot’, but it is slightly further than many tourists venture, especially for longer than a couple of days. It is indeed instead a place where many Italians themselves holiday, specifically those from Northern Italy. My family and I settled on Capaccio since a lot of  our extended family live in Battipaglia (a 20 minute drive away).

Vietri Sul Mare was beautiful and much like the picturesque nature of Sorrento, which we visited last year. Not only does Vietri Sul Mare also have the winding roads, gorgeous outlooks and topsy-turvy buildings, but it also seemed far quieter. This could’ve been since we visited during the day time though.


All of the pictures above are from Vietri Sul Mare.


 

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Alternatively, Capaccio, Paestum and Battipaliga had a somewhat ‘homey’ feel to them and are possibly not as picturesque. Everything in these places is very much geared up towards the Italians and thus also far more reasonable. The menus are in Italian whereas along the Amalfi Coast and in Sorrento all are in English. This lack of tourism (there were no gift shops etc. around either) gives you a greater chance to understand the culture and a chance to try and integrate… yet when your Dad is bright pink like a lobster and looks like your ‘typical Brit abroad’ unification is never quite so easy.

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Lido Samoa, Battipaglia

 

 

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Here, I am perched in the shade before we pottered around Paestum Ruins. If you ever venture down that way, Paestum ruins is definitely something you have to visit. When you purchase your ticket you also get entry to both the ruins and museum, in which most of the descriptions and signs are in English and are incredibly interesting. My cousin told me that a lot of Italian pupils often go on trips here as there is so much history and information to be found.

Aside from visiting Paestum Ruins, we also visited Erculano. Erculano and Pompeii are often naturally compared with one another and people find themselves wondering which to visit. Erculano is far smaller than Pompeii and better maintained. Another advantage of Erculano is that there is an awful lot of shade, comparatively to Pompeii which has none. However, if I had to choose between visiting either Erculano or Pompeii, I would personally choose Pompeii every time, perhaps due to it’s grandeur, but Pompeii did resonate with me far more than Erculano.

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Above, Pompeii


 

Have any of you visited Southern Italy? What are your views?
Let me know if you’d like me to do a brief review of our hotel, Savoy Beach Hotel.
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KW

 

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