On the southern coast of the Sorrentine Peninsula in the Province of Salerno in Italy is a coastline called the Amalfi Coast.
This is a breathtakingly beautiful area to visit. Please click on an image for a larger photo and slideshow.
A lighthouse guards the entry into the port of Naples. And you can just make out the statue of San Gennaro that welcomes the ships as they enter the harbour.
Our time in Pompeii was wonderful. There were very few people at the grounds. As you can see in this photo taken by our guide, we were quite literally the only people there for most of the morning.
One of my favourite shots of Pompeii is this one of an old Roman villa.
There was evidence of significant sophistication in the arts. The following two shots show the mastery of stucco and the use of mosaics.
The amphitheatre in Pompeii is remarkably well preserved. And the acoustic design is also quite effective. Speaking from the centre of the theatre, your voice will carry to every seated position.
After our visit to Pompeii, we drove along the Amalfi coast. The next few photos show the stunning vistas.
And a final set of shots from our day touring the Amalfi Coast. The first two are taken from Fattoria La Tagliata, perhaps one of the most stunning restaurant locations in the world. The rest of the shots are from Positano.