I have just returned from the most amazing trip to Italy! My grandparents travel to Italy every year in May, and since I am in London, they invited me to tag-along their vacation. We spent 10 days in Capri, an island off the coast of Naples. Although we stayed in Capri the whole time, my grandparents ventured with me to other parts of Italy nearby – Anacapri, Naples, Sorrento, Positano, and Amalfi.
I am so grateful and thankful that my grandparents took me with them to such a beautiful place. It was a once-in-a-lifetime vacation that I will never forget.
Here are some of my favorite pictures:
The view from our hotel.
The city of Naples (with Mt. Vesuvius in the background)
Inside the Blue Grotto. Shout-out to my grandma for going inside with me! There is a bit of a process when visiting the grotto. From the harbor in Capri, you take a boat to the other side of the island, near Anacapri. The boat anchors, and you hop into a tiny row boat, and sit on the floor. Once on the floor, you are rowed to the grotto entrance, which is the hole you see in the picture. The man rowing the boat then tells you to lie down on your back in the boat (keep in mind that you are in this tiny row boat with 3 other fully grown adults..). Then the man rowing the boat grabs two chains that are hooked on each side of the tiny hole entrance. He counts to 3, and suddenly pulls the tiny row boat into the grotto. Once inside, you see the glowing blue light from the water (which is sunlight shining through the water), which was pretty amazing.
Me at Amalfi
Like I said in my previous post about Scotland, I am a the biggest whimp. So, when I took the ski lift (that’s what my grandma and I called it, but pretty sure that isn’t the proper name) to the very top of Anacapri by myself, I not only shocked myself but my friends and family who had seen what I did via Instagram. Not going to lie, the whole way up I was gripping onto the handle bar and kept thinking “if I were to fall right here, would I die or just get really hurt??” Although I was freaking out, I did it, and got some pretty amazing pictures!
Like the title of the post says, I ate gelato every day during our trip. Literally. In addition to the exorbitant amounts of stracciatella gelato (basically the Italian word for chocolate chip), I ate the yummiest Italian food – pasta, pizza, mozzarella, bread, and bread and bread. I made sure to take a picture of almost everything I ate, to not only remember the delicious food, but to also show my dad, because I know he would have loved it as much as I did!
My first of many gelato cones.
The best eggplant parmesan I have ever had EVER.
Pizza in Naples, obviously.
Like I said before, it was an amazing trip that I will remember forever. Thanks again to my wonderful grandparents for bringing me along!
Well, I have just over a week left here in London. I cannot believe this adventure is coming to an end!
Thanks for reading, and I will probably be back with one final post before I head back to the States 🙂