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And So I Walked the Path of the Gods, Italy

Right now I’m in Sorrento. It’s a multicoloured town that clings to the hills and coastline of a spot in southern Italy. Today the colours are muted; the rain has chased them away. Its deep grey clouds followed me over the mountains as I left the Bay of Dreams but I escaped them into sunshine as I strode the Pathway of the Gods.(These are not my poetic fancies; they are the translated Italian names.)

It’s been a beautiful week of walking, of photography, of some time offline and of grove after grove of lemons, olives, figs and rosemary-edged trees bearing fuzzy-skinned kiwi.

And I can’t wait to tell you all about it.

But first I must get home, shower, launder and hit the road again. In a travel plan bound to baffle the passport inspectorate, I fly out again tomorrow. To the cities and safari plains of South Africa to deepen my knowledge of its democracy as it almost comes of age and to stare wide-eyed at its own sweeping canvas of nature.

If you’re into the Twitter thing, you can follow along using the hashtag #SALab.

But if you’d prefer instead to dream of fresh basil and sun-sweetened tomato, turquoise coasts, wet earth, ceramic signposts and the buzz of a bottle green vespa as it climbs the swerving slopes…then hopefully these photos will help to fire your dreams. I snapped them on my iPhone as I climbed and stepped and (ahem) tasted this slice of southern Italian soil.

Enjoy. I’ll be back with full photos and articles soon…

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Disclosure – I travelled around Amalfi in part thanks to Headwater Holidays who specialise in relaxing activity tours. More about my experience with them later too…

Have you travelled along the Amalfi Coast? What did you think?

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11 Responses to And So I Walked the Path of the Gods, Italy

  1. SAM October 6, 2013 at 11:42 pm #

    One of my favorite travel destinations. Worthwhile and enjoyable under all climatic conditions (as are most places).
    Most enjoyable IMO under warm dry,clear, sunny skies together with a significant other ( +

  2. Family Affairs October 7, 2013 at 12:02 pm #

    Yes indeed I was on the Amalfi coast this summer staying near Positano – just stunning

  3. Melissa October 7, 2013 at 4:46 pm #

    Your pictures make me hungry (for food, of course, but also for Italy). Also, I love your writing style; your words create vivid images.

  4. Alvina October 7, 2013 at 10:33 pm #

    Loved the Almalfi Coast. Rugged beauty. Activity holiday? Does this mean you will be out hiking soon? :-)

  5. Alicia Young October 10, 2013 at 4:02 pm #

    I have never been to Italy but I think I shall start here…

  6. Sonya October 12, 2013 at 1:01 am #

    The Amalfi Coast is so dreamy! A week of walking and photography in Italy sounds like bliss…

  7. Mary @ Green Global Travel October 12, 2013 at 2:27 am #

    Yum! Both your fabulous images of peaches and pizzas and your itinerary have my mouth watering! What a big, beautiful, juicy life!

  8. Carmen Allan-Petale October 13, 2013 at 4:54 pm #

    Pretty photos – looking forward to hearing more about your adventures here. I’ve been to a lot of places in Italy but unfortunately have never made it here.

  9. Martina @Bullo an Italian Blog October 18, 2013 at 12:12 am #

    lovely pictures, even if is deep fall here in Italy the coast can be mervelous!

  10. cnels2 October 23, 2013 at 2:26 am #

    Just got back from the Italian Riviera, but I remember Amalfi from a previous visit. Amalfi is lovely! Thank you for a wonderful post from a fellow writer of all things Italy.

  11. Kathryn Burrington January 9, 2014 at 8:31 am #

    Long time ago now (pre blogging) but I loved it and hope to go back one day.

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