A final note on Italy

I’m happy to report the travel arrived home safely over the weekend.  We’ll head back into regular programming now — with Nora giving weekend updates while I’ll fill the space with other things — like the Apprentice In Death teasers I have planned for next week.

The way the travelogues work is Nora sends me her updates first thing in the morning while everyone loads up photos in a shared album.  I pick and choose what — I think —  best illustrates Nora’s words.  That can give me a surplus of great photos that don’t quite work in my vision of the layout.  Today I’ll share a few of those photos as a final look at Italy.

The first stop was the Capri Palace & Spa.  Here are some photos that I didn’t use first go round.

View from hotel suite. Photo by BW.
View from hotel suite. Photo by BW.
Family pano at hotel. Photo by j a-b.
Family pano at hotel. Photo by j a-b.
Kat's eye view from Anacapri. Photo by Kat.
Kat’s eye view from Anacapri. Photo by Kat.
Leftovers. Photo taken with j a-b's camera. Photographer needed to focus up a little bit more.
Leftovers. Photo taken with j a-b’s camera. Photographer needed to focus up a little bit more.
Suite art, Capri. Photo by Kat.
Suite art, Capri. Photo by Kat.
Capri view. Photo by j a-b.
Capri view. Photo by j a-b.
Way down from Anacapri. Photo by j a-b.
Way down from Anacapri. Photo by j a-b.
The suite from a distance, Capri. Photo by j a-b.
The suite from a distance, Capri. Photo by j a-b.

BW found the suite in Sorrento on a most excellent travel website: Luxury Rentals.  The specific suite is here:  Amalfi Horizon.  The company has locations around the world — the photos alone are worth the armchair trip.

Some photos from Sorrento:

Most sins are committed by the throat. Photo by Kat.
Most sins are committed by the throat. Photo by Kat.
Gelato. Photo by Kat.
Gelato. Photo by Kat.
Pickup and a pet. Photo by Kat.
Pickup and a pet. Photo by Kat.
The fam. Photo by Nora.
The fam. Photo by Nora.
Nora, communing with nature in Sorrento. Photo by j a-b.
Nora, communing with nature in Sorrento. Photo by j a-b.
Peppers. Photo by Nora.
Peppers. Photo by Nora.
Caffe of choice. Photo by Kat.
Caffe of choice. Photo by Kat.
Numbers. Photo by j a-b.
Numbers. Photo by j a-b.
Peaceful moon. Photo by Kat.
Peaceful moon. Photo by Kat.

And one last time, here’s the link to the list of workouts our intrepid adventurers did over the course of the vacation.

Laura

26 thoughts on “A final note on Italy”

  1. Laura – thanks for sharing Nora’s adventures and photos! Love the crossbody bag/purse Nora is using! Can you share any info about i?

    1. Asked and answered:

      “A Rebecca Minkoff–roomy, fabulous pale gray leather. I love the two diagonal front zipper pockets. Purchased at Saks.” Nora

      Laura

  2. The pictures are wonderful! Lovely Vacation too. Can’t wait for apprentice!!!!!!!!!!!?????❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  3. Welcome back, travelers! Such a fantastic job by each of you. Special thanks for all the photos and workout list, Laura you rock! I bet the dogs are beyond thrilled that their family came home. Can’t wait for the Apprentice and anything else you’ve got cooking.

  4. Thank you Nora and family for a wonderful armchair vacation, I followed it every day and really loved your words Nora, you are THE BEST. You and your family are sooo lucky to enjoy your lives as you do. Also, thanks to Laura for arranging the photos each day…great job. Thanks again.

  5. I figured that is the way it went. The pictures are beautiful and the placement of them is beautiful too. Glad the travelers got home safely. Thank you for sharing a wonderful trip.

  6. Great job with the pictures, Laura! Thanks for adding the rest. Loved that old tree, if it could only talk.

  7. Not only great photos, but also fabulous descriptions of people, scenery, food…great read!!

    Welcome home

  8. Thanks, Laura, for the great job. Nora is lucky to have you- and vice versa. I am counting the days (13 to go ) before Apprentice hits the stores. When you can, let us know please, what the name of the ID book is, that Nora was working on in Italy.

  9. I have really enjoyed seeing all the pictures, the stories, and seeing Italy from a traveler’s perspective. I am glad that everyone arrived home safely and I am sure that everyone is catching up on some jet lag rest and returning to normal.
    Welcome Home! Beth

  10. Love the photos from Italy, glad you shared them with us. Nora sharing her vacation with everyone was wonderful, enjoyed it so much. Will have to add Italy to my bucket list to visit. Thank you for sharing your vacation with your readers.

  11. Laura do they use lira in Italy or Euros? Wonder what the U.S. dollar is worth now? Ypu did beautiful job putting their trip together for us to see, Thank you!

  12. Is Sorrento anywhere near where the earthquake hit today? Such a devastating event, but glad you’re all home safe.

  13. Been reading all about your adventures in Italy only to hear last night on the news about the terrible earthquake that hit. Thankfully you are all home and thoughts are with the people of Italy who are suffering from this terrible event. One Mayor said that his entire town is now gone. Just gone.
    Do you know if anywhere you went was hit or suffered damage?
    Can’t be sure, you did flutter around, hey you were in Italy, flutter around and enjoy I say.

    1. Hi Kris,

      From what I gather from reports, the earthquake was north and east of Sorrento. Nora and family stayed on the Amalfi (west) coast for the entire trip.

      Laura

  14. I ordered several of the workouts that were listed at the end of the trip. Some I had heard about, but didnt know anyone who had tried them. Others were totally new to me.
    I know I have to work up to going all out like Nora and Kat, but perhaps me and my Kat(hleen) can start working out with them.

    Thanks, SO MUCH!

  15. Thanks Laura for posting all these wonderful pictures!! They were all such great photographers. What great memories were made during this trip and I bet they are planning the next trip!

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