My favorite time to really see Naples is after the storms roll through. The thick haze and smog disappears, the mountains seem larger & greener, and the ocean seems to be visible for miles inward from the coast. Everything, even if for just a short time, is so clear. These are also the best days to find the best views from above! So on a day meant for nothing, we took off on a super sporadic day hike to find the Theater-Temple of San Nicola. This ancient Roman sanctuary consists of both a temple & a theater, and is hidden in the mountains that surround the village of Pietravairano. The panorama was just as extraordinary as the archaeological site itself!
After our hike we stopped at La Caveja for dinner. We were the only ones there the entire afternoon and the lady only spoke Italian, but I am always looking to practice my Italian so that didn’t bother me. Great place, food, and wine.
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!