Everyone needs to see Italy with their own eyes. Photos and words don't begin to do it justice. I spent almost two weeks exploring the country and it was very difficult to part ways. Italy is so breathtaking that it can lift up anyone's spirits, and also be quite relaxing if you are away from the major attractions.
While places in Rome, like the Colosseum, can be cluttered with tourists, you can venture off the beaten path when you want a break from that. There are so many interesting places and photo opportunities scattered throughout this beautiful city to make you feel like a local.
After leaving Rome, I spent some time in Sorrento. The coast here is stunning in its own right and offers you a delightful place to get lost in beauty. Fantastic restaurants and a plethora of unique shops will keep you wanting more.
I took a local Sitabus from Sorrento to the Amalfi Coast. It's inexpensive and the buses are nice and clean; however, be sure you understand the schedule before you leave. While I wouldn't mind being stranded on the Amalfi Coast, it isn't very realistic:)
I'm not a big fan of heights, so the bus ride on the narrow mountain road gave me a queasy stomach. I even had to close my eyes, at times, when the bus was hugging the outside edge. I wish I had been brave enough to plaster my face to the window to see the magnificent sights the entire way.
After stepping off the bus in pastel drenched Positano, my fear was quickly replaced with wonder. I was frozen like a statue, staring at the jaw-dropping scenery in front of me. I was completely content with taking in the sites, browsing unique shops, checking out the beach, and eating!
One more stop on the Sitabus to Amalfi, which is almost completely draped in white. I didn't have as much time here; however, I was still able to admire some striking scenery and indulge in gelato. A return trip is definitely in order.
One trip to this magical country won't be enough. I highly recommend visiting Rome, Sorrento, and the Amalfi Coast.