Gallery of our 2 week Italian Road trip adventure!
1 van, 4 friends and a long road ahead. We hit it from Rome, heading north.
First stop Pisa’s leaning tower.
Next up the 5 colourful cliff hanging villages of Cinque Terre.
Beyond us, the village of Vernazza
Ancient vineyards cover the cliff face between the villages and make for a stunning walk.
Bianca enjoying a cold one after a massive day visiting all 5 villages. Well deserved!
We moved in-land and south and found the one of Europe most lovely cities, Florence.
With buildings such as the Duomo and statues scattered throughout the city like this replica of Michelangelo’s David make Florence an amazing place to visit.
South we drove. Rolling scenic hills went by as the roads narrowed, weaving along until we arrived at a region famous for its wine, Chianti.
We found a family who were more than happy to show us through their Vineyard. Explaining the specific requirements behind an authentic ‘Chianti Classico’ bottle of wine.
Finally we were well and truly wined and dined. They were amazing hosts and I totally recommend paying a visit. Can only book through local tourism office.
Further south we pushed in our guzzling wicked camper van. Around Rome and onto the ancient city of Pompeii.
The ruins at Pompeii were far more powerful than what I expected. It always amazes me how advanced ancient humans were and how similar we are in the modern age.
Back on the road. Winding up, over then through mountains to the coast.
Not just any coast! The Amalfi Coast.
Amalfi is a visual masterpiece. Similar in colour and style of the Cinque Terre villages though in my opinion even more beautiful.
The mighty wicked camper going where no campers have any business going.
Our hotel was around here somewhere?!!
In such a romantic location Bianca and I had to ditch the boys for a few nights in luxury accommodation.
We grew fat on ice-creams and brown tanning on the rocks.
Bianca more than a little excited by the photo ops here.
A 20min bus ride takes you from Amalfi up the hill to the lesser known village of Ravello.
Ravello yet again stuns with its charming beauty.
The view from Ravello looking down at Amalfi.
Romantic little Ravello.
Our brave little Wicked camper tackling the Amalfi coastal cliff road. Defy those odds!
Positano is just north of Amalfi on the Amalfi coast. Its steep narrow paths lead you through charming ally ways and side street shops. When you emerge on the pebble beach your gifted this amazing sight… well worth it.
From Sorento catch the ferry out to Capri for the day. We traded in our shitty buss pass for this outrageous hog (same price!) then spent the day cruising all around the island. From light house to blue grotto and various rock formations. along with a little swim for good measure. Capri was great fun and a really beautiful island.
Taking a dip in Capri’s crystal waters.
After deciding to skip out Naples based on a nasty first impression we headed up the coast back to Rome. Stopping off for the night at a gorgeous sandy beach. Definate lets have a beer and enjoy everything we have done so far moment.
Because so much of Rome can be walked past without knowledge of any significance we decided to pay for a tour. We found a lovely lady to take us and found it very worth while. Our small group made the tour more personal and all our questions had answers forthcoming. We toured from the Altar of the Fatherland through the forum and into the Colosseum.
From the left: Jeri, Bianca, Andy, Brett. Awesome roady companions!