A surprise visit to Avellino

Avellino, Campania, Italy/ Kimberly Sullivan

Because of his qualifying time in a track event, my son was asked to compete in an invite-only race in Aventino, in Italy’s Campania region. It’s about a three-hour drive south of Rome, and I decided to take the day off and accompany him there. I was excited to see him run, and to hopefully…

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Exploring seaside Salerno

Salerno, Italy / Kimberly Sullivan

Earlier this spring, my younger son had a track race in seaside Salerno. Salerno is a small city in Italy’s Campania region, south of Naples and directly south of the beautiful Amalfi coast. This was my first visit to Salerno, and I was really pleased to have “discovered” this pretty town. It was pleasant –…

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Enjoying the Amalfi Coast – from our car

Amalfi Coast, Italy/ Kimberly Sullivan

We were in Salerno, a town in Campania, just below the Amalfi coast during the long May 1st weekend. My younger son had a track race there and we enjoyed exploring the seaside town. Since my son had never been to the Amalfi coast, he asked if we could have  a”quick stop off” to see…

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Bigger than Versailles – the Royal palace at Caserta

I’ve already written about exploring the amazing gardens of the Reggia di Caserta. It had been years I’d been ‘ meaning to visit’, so I was thrilled to finally make it to this royal palace in Italy’s southern Campagna region. After the impressive gardens – DO do do dedicate enough time for a proper wander…

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