ItalyWe visited many little cities in Italy. Pisa, Florence, Naples, Livorno, Civitavecchia, Sorrento, Postiano, Pompei, and we drove along the Amalfi Coast. There are so many things to do and see in Italy that it is overwhelming. You could easily spend weeks instead of days exploring this amazing country. We booked tours privately through Rome Driving Tours. They can be reached at romedrivingtours.com.  We booked several different tours with this company and had three different guides and was very pleased with every experience. I highly recommend this company. They guides were ready and waiting at each port and each of the guides were very well informed. The prices were very reasonable and the tour options were numerous. We were very pleased with our choices. We visited so many cities that this post would be way too long if I share our experiences in each and every city, so I will just list some of the highlights.

Sorrento

We enjoyed some pizza in this little city and took in some shopping. Picked up quite a few souvenirs here and visited an outdoor bazaar and some high end stores.

Pizza Sorrento

Florence

Of course this city is known for the Statue of David that is on exhibit there. We walked thru the museum and viewed the Statue of David. Wow! An amazing work of art.

Statue of David
Florence Italy
Florence Italy

Postiano

This is a neat city that literally covers the whole side of the mountain. You can park at the top and walk to the bottom of the city, which ends at the beach. We walked from the top down to the bottom and back up. Definitely not for the faint of heart. There is small shops on both sides of the walkway down. We shopped and walked the beach at the bottom, and visited a coffee shop and enjoyed some coffee and sweets.

Pompei

Pompei ItalyThis is an archaeological dig site that was once completely covered with volcanic ash. It is huge. It is a really neat experience but after a couple of hours it all starts to look the same. We covered about half of the available areas to view. A very neat experience but also a lot of walking.

Amalfi Coast

Amalfi CoastThis is an absolutely gorgeous stretch of coastline. It is some amazing views and very quaint unique views. We drove along miles of coastline, stopping to take pictures several times.

Pisa

Pisa ItalyOf course, last but not least we visited the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. We visited this last thing that day and I highly recommend visiting this earlier in the day. By the time we got there the lighting was awful for pictures and the sun was going down and it was freezing cold. It was so cold that we seriously thought about just viewing it from the vehicle. It was a once in a lifetime experience so we braved the cold to view the Tower and take pictures.

Overall it was a very fascinating experience and was very enjoyable. The only complaint that we had was that we did not have enough time to see all the things that we would have liked to see. Italy is truly a wonderful country and other than taking your life in your hands to drive there (they drive CRAZY!) it is definitely a country that i recommend putting on your bucket list!

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