I’ve been really soaking up the warmer weather we’ve been having and I went to the Amalfi Coast twice in April. Both times I explored the lesser known towns of Praiano and Minori (get the full guide to Praiano here). Minori is one of the smallest towns on the coast, if not the smallest, but it’s still filled with charm.
I loved spending time with an old friend in Praiano. Instagram seemed to love it too and this photo of our airbnb got almost 5,000 likes. Will I ever understand the Instagram algorithm?
We’ve been also making a point to see more of downtown Naples. We finally crossed off Capodimonte Museum off our bucket list. The Capodimonte Palace was commissioned by King Charles VII in 1738. Today the grand palace houses an extensive collection of piece from the 12th century to contemporary art. There’s also a public park that you can access for free. It has to be the largest green space in Naples; it’s honestly the most grass I’ve seen downtown. On a leisurely stroll through the city, we somehow managed to walk over two and half miles all the way down to the port.
I also crossed off another item on the bucket list… We hiked the Path of the Gods! The weather was perfect and we packed a picnic. If you are visiting the Amalfi Coast, the Path of the Gods is what you should do to get amazing views and burn off some of that pasta.
Last year around this time we were meeting some of our friends from California in Capri. Feels like yesterday! I always look forward to going to Capri, and really, any of the islands around Naples.
Things I loved in April…
My love for all things Pinterest only continues to grow with the new profile view. I’ve been pinning a lot of California Boho interiors lately and everything Emily Henderson. My California roots are calling… or maybe I just can’t take the horrible wallpaper my landlord won’t take down in our apartment.
One of my first friends on Instagram was Aurelia Paquette and she just went to England (her photo in the top collage). Her stories on Instagram have really reignited my wanderlust for the UK. I used to live in England, but never made it the Cotswolds. Another item to add to the never-ending bucket list.
Travel and Leisure just announced the hottest destinations for summer vacation in the US. I’m pretty surprised!
On the travel calendar for May… more Italy of course! May is a wonderful month to see Italy. It’s warm enough to go the beach, but not quite as crowded as the summer.
As you’d imagine Cinco de Mayo is not exactly celebrated in Italy, but regardless, I will certainly be having a margarita!