Tomorrow marks the last day of 2016 as tomorrow night we will be ringing in 2017. I can't believe 2016 is pretty much over. Time truly does fly! This year has been a great year for me…I call it the year of Independence!
On one of our free days, my friends and I arrived in Ravello in the late morning and started exploring the beautiful city. We had a few must-see spots on our agenda, but the rest we left up to chance. Situated above the Amalfi Coast, Ravello offers stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea and surrounding mountains. Once we were finally able to tear ourselves away from the gorgeous views, we walked through the town to tour Villa Rufolo.
The first words that come to mind when I think of summer are longer days, sunshine, and swimming. To me, there is no better way to escape the blistering heat than to cool off in a pool, lake or sea. Although relaxing at a pool and lake is very fun I prefer to cool off at a beach. I love hearing the calming sound of the ocean waves coming in and digging my toosh and feet into the sand.
Almost everyday after we had our Italian language lessons Accademia Italiana arranged for us to go on cultural excursions. These included activities like going to tour a mozzarella cheese factory, ceramics painting, touring of historical churches and ancient Greek cities. On this particular day we toured the ancient Greek city, Paestum. The Greeks founded the city of Paestum in 600 B.C. The city is about an hour train ride from Naples and a thirty-minute train ride from Salerno.