Travel Logistics and Resources for Naples, Paestum and Rome

Below is information on the travel logistics for for an eight day trip to Italy in October 2011 to Naples, Paestum and Rome. These are our experiences with our specific transportation choices and accomodation. To see the entire trip, start on the Naples, Paestum and Rome 2011 page. Transportation:  Planes, Trains, and Automobiles PLANES: LAX-FCO-LAX on Air Canada We flew…

Agropoli, Italy

So you’ve never heard of Agropoli? Don’t fret, neither had I until I started researching the region around Paestum. Because we had not rented a car for this trip, we needed to go some place on our second day which was easy to reach by bus. The lovely woman who runs the front desk at…

Of Buffalo Mozzarella and the Kindness of Strangers

One of the reasons we went to Paestum, besides the incredible ruins, was to visit the birthplace of buffalo mozzarella and hopefully see how it’s made. The day before we’d attempted to visit Vannulo dairy and arrived in late afternoon only to discover there were no tours (sometimes, but only in the morning) and saw…

A Visit to Paestum’s Temples and Archaeological Museum

Paestum? What’s that? When I told people I was going to Italy on this trip, they almost always asked me “Oh, where in Italy?” My guess is that the expected reply was “Venice” or “Tuscany” but when I said “Naples, Pasteum and Rome” I’d be willing to bet not one of them (save my sister-in-law,…

When Going To A New City Is Like Going On A First Date

Where next; Naples, Paestum and Rome The anticipation of traveling to a new city is a little like that of going on a first date. There’s excitement, nervousness, and anxiety all rolled into one big ball of anticipation. To me Naples looks good on paper, albeit a little like the bad boy that many girls secretly…