I never take enough photos when on vacation. I don't even bother taking the big camera, which I know is a mistake when it comes to preserving the memories, but the tiny point-and-shoot does an acceptable job without the fuss and the extra weight to schlep around. Remembering to actually pull it out and use it is a different matter.
We were in Italy. Mostly on the Sorrento Peninsula, spent a day in Naples, a day driving along the Amalfi Coast (it rained), but most of the time explored Sorrento and its surrounding area. The original plan was to stay at a B&B up on the cliff, but we escaped after one night, as the hosts' attitude about the shortage in hot water and a questionable wi-fi connection was "This isn't New York". No, it wasn't, so we headed down into town and didn't regret it.
We also spent a day in Frascati, a town south of Rome that boasts several 16th century villas. We only visited the grounds of one, Villa Aldobrandini (the photo above and the first four below), but we'll probably go back for more. It's a very convenient location if you need to spend a night within a reasonable drive from or to the airport without dealing with Rome itself.
|St. Francis Cloister, Sorrento|
|Sorrento in the rain|
|Massa Lubrense, Campania|
|Mt. Vesuvius, view from Sorrento|