Archive for June, 2014

Italy! :)


2014
06.26

We were at it again! The three amigos made their way to beautiful Italy for spring break. After a long flight to Frankfurt airport, (And grabbing a nice pretzel to go!) We flew to Rome, I breathed in the smell of Rome, it smelled like old books and churches to me. Rome is a place where you walk down a couple of steps and BOOM there is a great mansion or church from hundreds of years ago! Its a place where history and the present day are so wrapped up together. The sculptures, statues and architecture is a sight to see! One was the Trevi fountain, a beautiful piece of work. It had one neptune and triton statues looking proudly across, made with exquisite detail and design. We also saw the calcium, many museums, and bakery shops! ¬†We also met up with grandma! Next, we travelled to the Amalfi coast. We stepped out off the train to see a breathtaking view, a clear blue sky with bright houses all along the beaches and cliffs. Almost like it was a shot out of a movie! We hopped on a boat and whizzed our way to our little cozy apartment, overlooking a big church and 7,000 fresh lemon trees. We spent our days in the Amalfi coast sitting on the balcony or in the cafe sipping tea and reading a good book with the sound of the crashing wave. It was a realaxing spot, to prepare of for…. Naples! I have to say that at first the sound of how many pick pocketers and scammers were going to be there, it did not sound very pleasing. But my family and I kept our stuff together and on the very first day, (After an hour and a half wait) we got into the best pizza restaurant in town! My favorite one was a huge pizza with fresh tomato sauce, cheese, and spicy salami. There was no conversation going on when we ate, it was every man for himself when we dived in to grab a mouthful. We saw the massive volcano of Vesuvius. The volcano was a great looming mass of rock in the distance while we overlooked the old little town of Herculean. When the volcano erupted, sending out hot ash and smoke it was so sudden the people did not have any chance of survival, like the city of Pompeii, right next door.

Another amazing trip I will never forget!

-Sydney