Thursday, June 26, 2014

Mediterranean Adventures!


We are sitting in the airport waiting to board the flight back to Charlotte. I thought this would be a great time to catch y'all up quickly on our adventures through a few pictures. I'll post full recaps  with good pictures once we are back home and rested.

Our trip started out with quite an unexpected adventure. Our plan was to board our cruise in Rome. Due to weather, we had a detour to Frankfurt then Rome and took a domestic flight to Catania. We spent the night in Catania and took a bus to Messina. We met our cruise ship the second day in Messina. 

On the cruise, we visited Athens, Ephesus, Santorini, Mkynos and Naples. In Naples, we drove to see Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast. 

Port in Piraeus. 




View of Mt. Vesuvius at sail away.

After our cruise, we spent three days in Rome touring the Coliseum, Vatican and several other sights we could squeeze into our short time there. 


We also are many decadent dishes without feeling a twinge of guilt due to all the walking! 

Crepes with spinach ricotta and honey.

Pistachio and ricotta gelato  

Nightly tradition of Italian wine and homemade biscuits.

Our flight is finally boarding! Ciao for now! 

3 comments:

  1. Looks like a fun trip! Hope y'all had a great time :)

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  2. Love the pictures! Pompeii looks amazing! Can't wait to see more!

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  3. Your trip looks incredible! We did Venice/Florence/Rome last year and had a similar experience getting over there: instead of Charlotte to Philly to Venice we ended up going Charlotte to Philly to London to Frankfurt to Venice! Long journey but worth it :)

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