This was the final day of our trip before we made it back to Rome and then back to the US. And little did we know but they had saved the best for last. When planning our trip we knew that there was a lot to do and see and we wanted to try and do as much as we could in the time we had. We didn’t know when our next opportunity to see this area would be so we wanted to make the most of it. We booked a tour on this day in order to maximize our time and we were able to visit the island of Capri, the town of Sorrento, and the ruins of Pompeii. It was a long day and a lot of walking (about 5 miles total), but definitely worth it. We woke up and caught the early exit off the boat to catch our tour. Once we met our tour guide we promptly hoped onto a ferry which took us to the island of Capri. After the ferry docked, we took a cable car to the top of the hill where the town sits. Our tour guide took us through the old winding streets to an overlook that looks over some of the most famous scenery Capri has to offer. I didn’t realize before, but Capri has A LOT of great shopping. If you ever get a chance to stay on the island I would definitely take advantage, but know that is it definitely catered to a more luxury feel.
Capri and this area of Italy is very well know for its lemons and specifically Limoncello, so once we spent time snapping pictures at the overlook we made our way to one of the many shops selling Capri’s famous drink.
After a quick refresher, it was getting close to lunch time so we took another ferry over to Sorrento and ate lunch at one of the restaurants in the main square. We only had an hour or so to walk around then we promptly boarded a bus to Pompeii. If we had time, we would have loved to explore Sorrento a little bit more.
The next stop on our agenda was the ancient ruins at Pompeii. Even after seeing so many other ancient ruins in Rome and Ephesus, it was amazing to see that everything was very much in tact. This is due to the famous volcanic eruption that occurred and basically froze everything in ash. There are a ton of whole artifacts on display and even houses you can walk through to get a glimpse of how life was like back then.
We spent only about 2-3 hours at Pompeii which was not nearly enough time, it would be easy to spend the whole day here there is so much to look at.
After a long day we made our way back to the ship. After 9 days at sea we were sad to be ending our travels but excited to get back home.
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