It’s always been one of my biggest dreams to set foot in Italy and I really can’t believe that dream has come true. As an independent traveler, I made my own itinerary, to visit the city of Naples and connect with CBM Tours the following day.
And even having motion sickness, I don’t regret for a minute travelling there, especially when I first came across one of the best sites to see in Italy—the bay of Naples. What great scenery! I felt like it was the best time of my life, free and able to take in both this legendary city and the stunning sea!
The streets of Naples are so unique, I just stood with my mouth open in awe. I really love ancient structures, ancient people, and ancient materials. The city itself is a field with extraordinary people. It’s a combination of ancient and modern structure. It’s just so amazing. I want to live here!
After my awesome visit to Naples, I met CBM Tours the following morning at the port. So happy that the tour is not only for cruise passengers, and they were so welcoming to let me join them. What was a phenomenal tour, thanks to the very friendly, entertaining and educated guides and staff of CBM. I was able to visit three famous areas of Italy during that single day: Sorrento, Pompeii, and the Amalfi Coast.We left promptly at 8:30am that morning, ready to launch off a bit farther south.. we proceeded to visit the wondrous Pompeii, one of the lost cities of the world. No wonder it so very popular and even featured as one of the best geographical movies.
It was stated by one of the guides that Pompeii was once equipped with many villas and structures. However it was destroyed and buried when Mt. Vesuvius erupted around 79 A.D. Many were killed and it was a little scary to see the once inhabitants of the city turned into castes because of the ash given off by the volcano. But even so, it was not scary because in the end, the city turned to be one of the best attraction in Italy. A historical site, surrounded by genuine phenomenon.
After the historical tour at Pompeii, we had the chance to visit the beautiful Amalfi Coast. Oh, I really fell in love with this place. According to our tour guide, the Amalfi Coast is a 50-kilometer stretch of coastline along the southern edge of Italy’s Sorrentine Peninsula, in the Campania region. It’s a popular holiday destination because of the sheer cliffs and a rugged shoreline dotted with small beaches and pastel-colored fishing villages. This coastal road between the port city of Salerno and clifftop Sorrento winds past grand villas, terraced vineyards and cliffside lemon groves.
The houses built around the coast are so huge, some seems like castles on the beach. I was really amazed by the stones naturally stunning together with the large houses. How I wish I can live with those houses, tempted by the fresh smell of lemon grass and sea breeze. I would absolutely love to come here again next year!
My whole journey throughout Italy makes me understand the hidden beauty that God created. I’d like to visit again here soon, not only because the sceneries are amazing but the people are so welcoming and great as well.