SUMMER IN SALERNO: the little things

It’s officially the start of my 4th and final week here in Italy and I am simultaneously excited and so sad that I’m going to have to leave this place for good in 6 days. I know I’ve said it time and time again, but I have had the most amazing experiences of my life…

SUMMER IN SALERNO: day trip to Capri!

I’m sure you’ve seen this picture plastered all over every travel blogger’s instagram and on any travel pamphlet ever, but did you know that this amazing rock formation is only a quick ferry ride from Salerno located off the island of Capri? Named ‘Faraglioni’, these 3 incredible rocks are truly a sight to see and…

SUMMER IN SALERNO: living like a Roman (aka a day in Pompeii!)

Pompeii. One of the world’s most famously preserved ruins of an actual living and functioning Roman city, covered in over 19 feet of ash and volcanic debris from the 79 A.D. eruption of Mount Vesuvius. This has been one of the excursions I have been most looking forward to and I can tell you that…

SUMMER IN SALERNO: homesick in paradise

As I’m sitting on my balcony overlooking this gorgeous city, with a breeze in my hair and the sound of the waves crashing down below me, I can’t help but to feel homesick. I’ve been here in Salerno for almost a full 3 weeks now, and it’s finally hit me: I miss home. Homesickness is…

SUMMER IN SALERNO: lions, tigers… buffaloes?? oh my!

Did you know that here in Italy, the best mozzarella you can get is made from buffalo milk? Yesterday we got the opportunity to tour Taverna Penta, a dairy farm located about 30 minutes outside of Salerno that is home to 600 buffaloes! Because these parts of southern Italy were once swamp land, water buffalo…

SUMMER IN SALERNO: Vietri, a hidden gem on the Amalfi Coast

It’s a double post kinda day! After having a super long day today, I’ve really enjoyed just sitting down and reflecting on the beauty that is constantly surrounding me. I’ve found that the time I get to spend writing about my travels has helped me to gain a greater appreciation for the opportunities this study…

SUMMER IN SALERNO: let’s talk gelato

Gelato: it’s the elephant in the room. In Italy, you can’t walk 100 feet without passing at least one gelato shop, or as the locals so eloquently call it, “la gelateria”. As somewhat of an ice cream connoisseur myself, I thought it would be fun to put together the ultimate gelato showdown in hopes of…

SUMMER IN SALERNO: a Sunday in the vertical city

7/18 It’s Sunday, which means another free day of doing whatever we want! Today my roommate and I decided that we would brave the looming rainy forecast and take a trip to Positano and Sorrento. Sadly, the latter half just didn’t end up working out, but we spent a lovely day in one of the…

SUMMER IN SALERNO: 9 hours in Naples!

7/17 It’s Saturday y’all! Which means another full day excursion, and this time we got to spend the day in Naples! I’ll tell you that 23,000 steps later I. AM. POOPED. Naples is the capital of the Campania region, famous for having the largest historic city center in the entirety of Europe. This city definitely…

SUMMER IN SALERNO: a typical day in Minori + limoncello!!!

7/15 Hey y’all! Another day, another excursion! This time we got to spend the day in Minori, a charming little town only a quick 30 minute boat ride away. Technically a province of Salerno located in the Campania region, our trip took us to Liquorificio Carlo Mansi, where we got to see firsthand how authentic…