Saturday, May 06, 2006

The Italian experience

We drove a lot around Amalfi Coast which has some spectacular scenaries. The roads were very windy and narrow and the drivers as mad as the Indian drivers but we survived and here I am all in one piece to tell the tale LOL!
Here is a typical village narrow road and the people still park on the road even on bends!


This is Positano a typical village nestled on the cliff side.


Another view of Positano. Residents living here generally walk up and down the steps that are built on the cliffs to get to the main town down below. It keeps them fit I guess.

The Church in Amalfi.

This is Capri where the rich and famous live. We had some delicious Icecream here but paid double the price for it than in Sorrento.



We visited Pompei and just thought it was amazing.
This is where the gladiators practiced.

These are the bodies of people found during the excavation. They are preserved by casting them in plaster.

The arena where all the important events took place


A fresco so beautifully painted



The Vesuvius in the horizone


View from Sorrento of Vesuvius

2 comments:

Judi said...

Wonderful pictures. Thanks for sharing. Looks like you had lovely weather too. Maybe I should move to Positano to get fit!

Isabella said...

Wow- Shashi! What terrific pictures! I really enjoyed seeing them. Looks like you had a wonderful trip. I also want to comment on your sitting room- gorgeous!
Hugs,
Linda F