Our region of Campania is yellow!! That means there are slightly less-strict rules to our lockdown which finally enables us to get out and safely explore (beyond essentials)! And you better believe that we hit the ground running. Three years may seem like a long time to explore Italy, but people can live here their whole lives and not see everything. Plus, if Covid has taught us anything, we might not get the next day to go out and enjoy; things may be shut down, we may be confined to our homes, or our time limited to how we spend it. So once we could safely get out and explore, we took full advantage of it. Luckily, Italia has many places to discover and explore without contributing to the virus (and in some cases without even being near people). So on our first free day of being in a yellow zone we took a drive around part of downtown Napoli and a stroll around the neighborhood of Chiaia. Ancient and chaotic, this district is decked out with boutiques and restaurants all lined along cobblestoned alleys and beautiful stairways. Even the GPS got a little confused with the streets! The weather was nasty- heavy rainfall and windy- but it was nothing a hot caffè and warm pizza napoletana couldn’t fix! Just kidding… it was miserable, haha. My feet were soaked, actually everything was sopping wet, but it was still quite the adventure and still really freaking beautiful.
Piazza del Plebiscito — Basilica di S. Francesco di Paola — Via Chiaia — taralli from Tarallificio Leopoldo — Ponte di Chiaia
Our roots will forever be from here, America, born and raised. Yet, life requires us to move more frequently than we care to count. Whether living stateside or abroad, you can always find us traveling somewhere. We scout out places that you only think you can dream of one day seeing and we seek out those that aren’t found in guidebooks. We then bring them to life here in our travel memos, so hopefully, one day you too can visit them or at least be able to live vicariously through us. This blog isn’t just about crossing off places from a bucket list. It’s about absorbing and learning how other cultures grow and fit into the same world that we do. Life is short and the world is big. Enjoy and get out there!