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The Adventure Continues

19 Jan

You might think I have given up on writing, but actually, I have been knee-deep in planning our 2016 adventures. As spring unfolds, we will be heading to the south of Italy, exploring the areas where my maternal grandparents were born, around Napoli and Salerno. I know many cringe at the thought of Napoli, but as Benita found two years ago as a student, it’s so worth taking the time to visit.

We’ve already been to the Amalfi coast, Capri, Pompeii, Herculaneum, etc. This trip is to see and experience Napoli, (beyond the graffiti and dirt), and especially its people. And of course, pizza making and eating are high on our to-do list.

Then, after an overnight ferry to Palermo, also recommended by Benita, we will work our way around Sicily, a first for Len and me. My Sicily travel board looks like this:

©Blogginginitaly.com

©Blogginginitaly.com

Travel planning is such a great way to learn about an area before heading there and why we like to do our own planning. We always welcome advise and suggestions from others and then couple that information with our own research to map out our trip.

We have spoken to each of the proprietors of the places we will be staying, all who have been extremely helpful. Only one speaks no English at all, but surprisingly, his Sicilian Italian was not difficult for me to understand. Watching all the Montalbano shows has paid off! And speaking of Montalbano, yes, we will visit the many sites where the filming occurred.

All of this, of course, will provide incredible photo opportunities and stories I look forward to sharing. If you have suggestions from your own Napoli or Sicilia travel experiences, I’d love to hear about them.

Ciao,
Judy

 

 

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