After a perfectly uneventful day of travel, I am very happily back home on the Amalfi Coast. Both of my flights left early, I had time to go look at the Saarinen TWA Flight Center (exterior only), had lots of space on the JFK to Roma flight, my mound of luggage arrived safely, and we hit no traffic at all on the drive home. I was a bit worried about traffic since yesterday was La Festa della Liberazione, which is an important national holiday here in recognition of April 25, 1945 when Allied troops finally were able to liberate Italy during World War II. Apparently it is one of the worst traffic days of the year, especially here on the Coast, but I was lucky and got in early in the morning and was home by 11am. I unpacked, enjoyed the sun by cleaning the garden and cutting the grass (yes, I actually did do that after an international flight . . . it is amazing what the sun can inspire!), made an excellent dish of pasta con salsicce (pasta with sausage) for dinner, and enjoyed the evening with my boyfriend. Always good to be home! It is definitely la primavera here! The mountainsides are green now and flowers are in bloom everywhere.

It is really the perfect time to come to the Amalfi Coast! That being said, I would like to give a warm welcome to the area to Leanne, writer of the fun blog From Australia to Italy, who has just relocated to the beautiful city of Sorrento.

Leanne and her bel ragazzo

I have enjoyed reading Leanne’s blog for awhile now, and I am looking forward to meeting her someday soon here on the Amalfi Coast. While Sorrento is only about an hour drive away, it is a city I have not explored in depth yet. I would likely head over there more often if I didn’t have my current predicament with driving. Leanne was worried about driving the Amalfi Coast road, which she has to do often for work, but it turns out she is a natural! Head on over to From Australia to Italy to read about Leanne’s driving adventures and first taste of Sorrento. I am anxious to see the city through her eyes, and to have a great reason to head over and get to know Sorrento myself.

Welcome to Campania, Leanne!

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6 Comments
  • Scintilla @ Bell'Avventura

    Welcome back Laura. We’ll have to organize a blogger get together this summer. There seem to be quite a few of us in the area now!

    April 26, 2009
  • Lola

    Welcome back Lauretta!
    I agree with Scintilla, and although I don’t qualify as a “local” per se, I candidate myself as Campania blogger and raise my hand up high in yea for the blogger get together.
    Ciao sweet friend

    April 26, 2009
  • Laura

    Ciao Scintilla! Grazie! Yes… assolutamente sì! I think a summer blogger get together sounds lovely. Let’s do it! Let me know how to contact you via email … mine is ciao.amalfi@gmail.com … and we can make plans when the time comes. Great idea!

    Ciao Lola! Of course you count as a local blogger! You know more about this area than I do, and I love hearing your stories about growing up here. Would love to hear some of them in person over a nice glass of limoncello! Ciao ciao, your Lauretta

    April 26, 2009
  • traveldreamsandmoonbeams

    Hey Laura, I’m an old pro driving the Amalfi, where do ya wanna go? Days to go 🙂

    April 26, 2009
  • Laura

    Ciao Lisa! Counting down the days! Ravello Ravello Ravello! You will love it. You are more than welcome to drive! 🙂 See you very soon friend!

    April 27, 2009

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