Happy hump day fairy followers. As promised here’s our Italy travel trailer and tips. I wanted to try something a little different in terms of editing, so this is just a quick video including some footage from our recent trip to Italy including Ravello, Amalfi and Pompeii.
Let me know what you guys think of this short style of video?
Ravello, is a small resort town over looking the Tyrrhenian Sea by Italy’s Amalfi Coast. Home to some of the most iconic cliffside gardens it hosts 13th-century Villa Rufolo offering incredible views from its terraced gardens. The town also hosts indoor and outdoor concerts during the popular summertime Ravello Festival. The views, vibrant streets and food are well worth a visit.
We were invited to Ravello for one of my girlfriend’s wedding ceremony and celebrations. The invitations arrived some time ago, with hand pained flowers in water colour setting the scene for what was set to be a spectacular setting, and an event that focused on every last detail. I had the pleasure of doing the brides make up and it’s safe to say she looked breathtaking; so much so the whole town clambered around this church in awe and applauded her as she entered the building to greet her groom.
The weather in Ravello at the moment is perfect, varying between 28 and 32 degrees with almost everyday promising sunshine. As a result of being so high up the view can appear hazy but the sun still reaches your skin guaranteeing a tan and impeccable swimming conditions. The midday sun is very hot so walking up and down the various hills and steps can be slightly uncomfortable so be sure to wear loose comfortable clothing. At night there’s a gentle breeze so a shawl could come in handy, otherwise dresses and flats are ideal – heels are a no go if you plan on exploring. Bring some insect repellent because we were eaten alive on the first few days of our stay.
Italians do carbs well so be prepared to be full to the brim with bread and pasta. From ravioli, risotto, pizza, incredible cheese boards, copious cocktails and generous gelato scoops you’re in for a real treat. Just be prepared to pile on the pounds during your stay because there are no gyms and it’s too tempting not to indulge. Paul and I took a diet break for the week which meant we stopped tracking food, sipped on wine without a care in the world and ate out with friends, leaving with a belly full of food and laughter.
There are some really cute stalls and shops in Ravello. Known for it’s ceramics and lemons you can browse some stunning interior decor and drinks. There’s also lots of Italian leather, classy clothing shops, shoes and sunglasses to admire. I managed to pick up amazing quality leather and rubber mix super soft fur sliders which I had been on the hunt for.
Ravello also showcases some amazing artwork; from paintings to pottery if you fancy splashing some cash you’ll find incredible unique buys and unknown artists. Paul bought me a beautiful piece featuring the town in my favourite colours which is now hanging in my bathroom. We may start a little wall collection from all of the places we travel to.
Italy in general has some incredible history and one excursion I would highly recommend is the tour of Pompeii and Herculaneum. In 79 BC, following the eruption of Vesuvius, the population of these two, bustling towns was exterminated. In the same breath the ash that caused the extermination gave the two cities eternal life, ensuring that streets and all the buildings of Pompeii and Herculaneum were preserved in perfect condition, for us to admire many years later. The tour is around 8 hours in total and it gets extremely hot walking around the ruins so be sure to factor up, bring a hat and plenty of water.