Does anyone have any doubt that in 2022 the restrictions on international travel will be eliminated? I have zero doubts! And once that happens, the first tickets I take will be to Italy, specifically Naples. But not for the city, but for that beautiful region of Campania. We went to Campania back in 2014 and since then I keep wanting to go back there to see it in its entirety!
What to do in Campania?
1) Visit one of the most picturesque towns in the world – Positano – swim there, drink lemonade, eat lemon ice cream and go up for an evening aperol on the terrace of La Sirenuse, which offers a mind-blowing view.
2) Visit the “high mountain” town of Ravello and the garden of Villa Rufolo overlooking the Amalfi Coast.
3) Laze on the beach in Amalfi and visit the local cathedral.
4) Move to the island of Capri. Swim to the Blue Grotto, to the Faraglioni Rocks and, jumping into a cabriolet cab (they have cabs there without roofs), drive to Villa San Michele.
5) Visit Sorrento (the lemon capital of the world) and appreciate the view of the Bay of Naples and Vesuvius. By the way, there is a gorgeous view of Vesuvius from the town of Sant’Agata Sui Due Golfi (Sant’Agata between the two bays), and there are panoramic hotels there. We stayed in one of those hotels – Hotel Jaccarino – and I was excited. Now I’m looking at the Grand Hotel Due Golfi – also unthinkable beauty!
6) Go on a tour to Pompeii and learn all the details of this massive tragedy of 79 AD. By the way, did you know that Vesuvius erupted in 1944 during the bombing of Naples? We learned that on a tour of the underground city in Naples, where the entire city was sheltered during WW2. It’s a gorgeous place (I’ll write more about it). On the tour we were shown epic photos from the bombers against a huge pillar of ash!
7) Go shopping at La Reggia outlet (McArthur Glen).
8) To visit Caserta and its royal palace with a huge garden.
And this is just a little bit of local activities!