Part III – Italy: Rome and the Amalfi Coast

Hi Readers,

If you’ve been following 2 Girls Who Travel the past couple of weeks, then you know that I (Kim) have been sharing my recent trip abroad. The first installment on the blog covered Paris, France – a city that has my heart. The next installment was about the fabulous food we enjoyed in France and Italy. Now, the third and final installment will speak to all the beauty offered from Rome, Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast.

When planning the trip, we decided that since we were in France, we may as well visit a neighboring country! We selected Italy and then narrowed it down to Rome and the world’s smallest country, Vatican City, which is encircled by Rome. Then we started thinking about the Amalfi Coast and all those picturesque views we see in the travel magazines and since we were so close, why not?

Next we had to figure out how we were going to do all of this. We figured the easiest way to get to Italy was by plane (while the trains were an option, they were overnight and time wasn’t a luxury on this trip). We found a reasonable fare and booked our trip from Paris to Rome! No return… let’s just get to Rome!

Rome

Rome and Vatican City were everything we had hoped for and more. Truly we didn’t have enough time in Rome; you need more than a few days there! But while there, we did manage to visit Vatican City, the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Victor Emmanuel II Monument, Castel Sant’Angelo and more.

Check out the pictures.

Victor Emmanuel II Monument

The Colosseum

Trevi Fountain

The Swiss Guard at St. Peter’s Basilica

St. Peter’s Basilica

Castel Sant’Angelo

Amalfi Coast

The beauty of the Amalfi Coast is literally jaw-dropping. We could have stayed in Amalfi – I mean stayed forever! The views were just gorgeous. To get to the Amalfi Coast from Rome, we used Italia Rail, a high-speed train from the Roma Termini station to the Napoli Centrale station in Naples. From Naples, we hired a car service. Sorrento 1st Choice Car Service was a highly recommended (amazing reviews) car service for Naples to the Amalfi Coast. I contacted the service and arranged for pickup from the train station, a tour of the Amalfi Coast (why not?) and transportation back to the Naples airport so we could fly back to Paris for our last night before returning to Houston. We had lunch in Sorrento, toured Positano and then stayed the night in Amalfi. We should have stayed for a week. That was the best investment we could have made. The tour of Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast was enlightening and breathtaking.

Check out the pictures.

Amalfi Coast

This trip was utterly amazing! I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

Au Revoir.

Caio.

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