Ancient Romans took the famous Via Appia when they headed south for the seasonal and sybaritic pleasures of the Bay of Naples and the Amalfi Coast. We, however, will take the A1 autostrada.
The Amalfi Coast is a place to relax, enjoy the sunshine and splendid views of the sea, explore the isle of Capri, and take one of the most beautiful but harrowing drives anywhere! We also visit two of the most important archaeological sites in the Roman world. Then it’s off to Sicily, home to more Greek temples than Greece. Well, not really, but Sicily was Magna Graecia before it was Sicily. Hades abducted Persephone near where we can lie on the beach. Taormina is one of our favorites and will surely become one of yours too, and Mt. Etna is still an active volcano. Yikes! Sicily is magical.
We’ll then have a half-day in Rome. What to do? Shopping with Donna? The Roman Forum with Dan? St. Peter’s with Mark? Andiamo! Let’s go!
Arrivederci, Dan and Donna Taylor