Venice & Naples

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IMG_3472Okay, so Naples is in the title, but full disclosure, “Eating in Naples” would be a more appropriate way to describe our brief visit to the city. Our flight from Venice left out of Naples, so after taking the train from the Amalfi Coast we had just enough time to arrive at L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele right as it was opening for the day to grab a pie before making our way to the airport. It’s a pretty safe bet that almost any pizza you’ll eat in Italy will be some of the best you’ve ever eaten, but by some accounts this is in fact THE one not to miss.

The pizzeria got lots of attention for being included in Eat Pray Love, and based on the amount of people that arrived first thing in the morning, it doesn’t seem the popularity has slowed at all – and for good reason. Walk in and grab a seat. Wait patiently and one of the gentlemen will come take your order. There are only two types of pizza to choose from: Pizza Margherita (with double mozzarella as an option, go that route) or Pizza Marinara (which is just tomato, garlic, oregano and oil, no cheese). Each pie will run you 4-5 euro and is big enough to be shared if you’re not that hungry, but you might want your own.

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Italy’s Amalfi Coast

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My mom loves Italy. Anyone who knows her – or me, for that matter – knows that. She visits frequently, for several weeks at a time, taking language and cooking classes while exploring her way around the country. This spring I went to meet her toward the end of one of her visits. She’d been staying in Salerno with her friend Julie, and I met her there toward the end of her stay so we could explore the Amalfi Coast before heading out for the rest of our journey.

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