We Flew from a freezing Lyon in France to a slightly warmer Naples, Italy. We hired a car and traveled for south over three days. After a stop see Pompeii we drove along the beautiful dramatic Amalfi Coast, thankful that it wasn't busier.
The road hugs the mountains, which makes for some dramatic views and some scarily close roadside drops.
We spent a night in the mountains, where the locals were pretty excited to have had 1/2 a metre of snow. We were required to carry chains but thankfully the roads were clear and we didn't need them. We took then A3 heading toward Sicily, a notorious stretch of road. It like many things around here went billions over budget and took many year to complete. But it is easy to see why, as it is a string of viaducts and tunnels through mountainous countryside.
We of course had to have an Italian car. A fiat.
On the ferry to Messina. Thankfully only a 30 minute trip across as the weather was miserable. There weren't a lot of other tourists and we got sandwiched in with the trucks.
Back in Sicily.
Our last night on the road,
We're an ordinary family of 5 dreaming, planning and now beginning our adventure around the Mediterranean (and further afield), having an awesome time! Look out for our boat and come and say hi.