We had such a phenomenal time with our next guests here in Italy! I took them to visit some of our favorite places from Pompeii and Napoli, to mountainside villages and the coast. The weather was warm and perfect for outdoor meals and drinks on the patio. We did some grape stomping, pumpkin picking, and pizza making. So much food, coffee, drinks, and laughs were had. Oh, and we managed to throw in a little birthday celebration for my not so little dude! It literally could not have turned out more perfect!
** When one of your guests happens to be a professional photographer, you end up getting silly with your phone camera! You also end up taking more selfies than you’ve taken in your entire life, haha. So I have quite a collection of photos of me 🙂
Sorrento was full of walks by the seaside, lemon pasta and deconstructed caprese salad, nutella espresso, walks through the alleyways, and gelato at night. Oh, and we can’t forget about dancing in the stores to their music and laughing so hard at dinner we ugly cried.
Year two of grape stomping! It’s one of those things that you can only do here and it’s so much fun. We took our guests to Tenuta Cavalier Pepe, a family favorite, for some grape pickin’, drinks, squishy stomping, and tons of food! We were super pumped that their visit aligned with la vendemmia of 2022.
I love Pompeii and oddly enough we have only been there once. We definitely need to visit more before we leave because there is SO much to explore! I walked around with my cousin’s little munchkin so the adults could get the full immersion/experience without bring dragged around by a kid. Because lets face it, not matter how great your kid is it’s harder to fully absorb and concentrate in archeological sites when you have a child in tow. So even though we walked around the ruins playing make-believe, me and the little gal came across some amazing finds (that I didn’t see on my first visit)!!
A walk around the Spanish District of downtown Napoli, enjoying some hugo spritz’s and taking in all of the craziness. Ending the afternoon with a walk around the lungomare and grabbing pizza at Sorbillo’s along the water ended the day with our first disappointing pizza experience in Italy. There were so many flies everywhere you would have thought that all the people were a pile of manure there were so many! One fly was actually stuck in our pizza cheese… the first time I’ve ever had to send back food in Italy and in Italian.
Pizza making, pumpkin picking, home cooked meals, and a peaceful walk in the charming village of Sant’Agata de Goti. We were having such a great time I didn’t grab many photos but I still have a few to share.
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!