Title: Vesuvius Panorama

Story: Once of the first things my friend and I did when we arrived in Naples and checked into our hotel was go up to the rooftop deck to see the view.  It was almost indescribably beautiful.  From the deck, we had a panoramic view of the city with Mount Vesuvius in the background. This […]

Title: Isle of Capri

Story: One of the first islands I visited on my first trip to Italy was the isle of Capri. After the ferry docked, we walked down this long concrete walkway. As we approached the actual land, this beautiful port lined with colorful boats and beautiful buildings unfurled. A lady was standing on the tiny “beach” […]

Italy: Ostuni

Ostuni is a hilltop city that was believed to have been established by the Messappi people. In the 8th century BC, the Messappi started to build the first fortified towns in the region. These city was eventually attacked and defeated by Hannibal during the Punic Wars. Around 216 BC, the region was conquered by the […]

Italy: Palignano a Mare

Polignano a Mare is a small seaside located on the coast of the Adriatic Sea. It is perched atop a 20 meter-high limestone cliff. The origin of the city dates back to the 4th century BC when Greek settlers founded the Neapolis. This trip was not on our GoAhead itinerary. This was a special stop […]

Bari: A Castle, the Old Town, Pasta, a Basilica and a Promenade

Bari is the capital city of the Apulia region.  It is on the coastline of the Adriatic Sea.  It is known as a port and university city and the city of Saint Nicholas. Bari is also known for it seafood, its handmade pasta, and its notable wines, which includes a delicious primitivo. This very well […]