12 Favorite Photos from Pompeii and Italy’s Amalfi Coast

Sunrise over the Isle of Capri, Italy

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.  -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Reflections of Capri along the Mediterranean, from Praiano, Italy
Reflections of Capri along the Mediterranean, from Praiano, Italy

Now that I’m back in the US after 4 years abroad in Europe, I’ve noticed thousands of photos I’ve haven’t gone through from my travels there. So, each third week of the month, I’ll be posting favorite photos from the travel archives…

Positano, Italy, from the Path of the Gods
Positano, Italy, from the Path of the Gods

I’ve posted previously on Italy’s Lost City of Pompeii and separately on Italy’s Amalfi Coast, but often the two aren’t connected though they’re merely a handful of miles apart. Here, find photos from both, one of my favorite regions in Europe: Italy’s Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast, south of Rome.

Amalfi, Italy
Amalfi, Italy

The Amalfi Coast is a gem with dazzling turquoise waters and steep, sheer cliffs that drop breathlessly into the Mediterranean.

“Positano bites deep. It is a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone.” -John Steinbeck, Harper’s Bazaar, 1953

Stunning color and views from Path of the Gods, Positano, Italy
Stunning color and views from Path of the Gods, Positano, Italy

Dark Seas across the view from Praiano to the Faraglioni and Isle of Capri, Italy
Dark Seas across the view from Praiano to the Faraglioni and Isle of Capri, Italy

The road that leads to Amalfi, Positano, and Praiano begins in Naples (or Napoli as the Italians call it). The famous lost city of Pompeii sits nestled in the southern part of Naples, between the harbor and the daunting volcano, Mt. Vesuvius.

The Size and Scale of Pompeii, Mt Vesuvius in background
The Size and Scale of Pompeii, Mt Vesuvius in background

“The city of Pompeii is a partially buried Roman town-city on the southwestern coast of Italy … Pompeii was partially destroyed and buried under nearly 20 ft of ash lava in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. Pompeii was lost for nearly 1700 years before its accidental rediscovery in 1749.” -on Pompeii, guidebook

Pompeii, Pillars standing through Time
Pompeii, Pillars standing through Time
Surviving Art in Pompeii, Italy
Surviving Art in Pompeii, Italy

 

Streets of Pompeii and Mt Vesuvius background
Streets of Pompeii and Mt Vesuvius background
Pompeii Structures and Architecture
Pompeii Structures and Architecture

In the year since I’ve spent time in the Pompeii and Amalfi Coast region, it still strikes me, the incredible natural beauty of the region and the immense destruction it suffered in ancient times.

The View toward Positano, Italy, that begged to be painted
The View toward Positano, Italy, that begged to be painted
Fire in the Sunrise over Isle of Capri, Amalfi Coast, Italy
Fire in the Sunrise over Isle of Capri, Amalfi Coast, Italy

I highly recommend visiting the Amalfi Coast and Pompeii. If you plan to visit, be sure to avoid the roads if you’re easily car-sick, and make sure you bring your camera. Enjoy!

Published by Jennifer Lyn Art

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6 thoughts on “12 Favorite Photos from Pompeii and Italy’s Amalfi Coast

  1. Oh, Jennifer, these are GORGEOUS! Thank you so much for sharing these photo. What an exquisite eye for color and composition. I look forward to many more of your travels!

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  2. I’ve been to those places and your photos are almost more beautiful than the real thing. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Wonderful photos, Jennifer. I adore the Amalfi Coast, it’s one of my favorite places in the entire world.

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