This post is part of a series called
Italy Show More Posts
I spent two months cycling around the south of Italy enjoying (in this order) the food, meeting up with my Erasmus friends, the food, the company of the long-distance-French-touring-cyclist called Virgile, the cycling and the food. I wouldn’t have minded a few less prowling men, but to be fair, the food made up for it. Or had I mentioned the food already…?
The black line was the plan, the red line is what I ended up doing (plus down to Lecce and up to Bari at the end, which I have missed off!)
The landscape in the Province of Salerno, the south east coast of Italy
A rather impressive rock formation near Salerno
Getting the bike washed in a car wash. You got to love being lazy every now and again.
A typical street in Naples
Naples mask (as used in Commedia dell’Arte A-level theatre studies team!)
EASTER BREAK AROUND SALERNO
Castiglione, my Easter break (a break was very much required. Castiglione is 600m above sea level. 10km of the climb averages at 15%)
Visiting Pompeii on Easter day (when else eh?)
Easter day in Pompeii with Marcela, Elisa, Andrea, me, Steffi and Francesca
Paestum with the Erasmus team, Francesca, me, Steffi and Pascal
Paestum Greek temples
CONTINUING THE ROAD SOUTH
Nils, the Swiss-German cyclist coming the other way, from whom I gleaned much information about travelling east
Wild camping near Camerota
Virgile, who I cycled with for three weeks down the east coast of Italy and around Sicily.
Alice, Salvatore (a Warm Showers host) and Virgile (and the cat)
SICILY WITH VIRGILE
Wild camping in Sicily with Virgile
Catania and Mount Etna
The classic jumping picture near the ancient temples of the Greek gods, Agrigento
Sometimes it rains. And I don’t like to get wet.
Virgile and I in Erice
The traditional puppets of Palermo
BACK TO MAINLAND ITALY
Staying with Cyril and Simon in Matera
The caves of Matera
Staying in the changing rooms of a sports ground in Grassano (home of Carlo Levi for no less than forty days, Grassano’s claim to fame)
Cycling with Simon and Cyril
Ostuni where I stayed with a female Warm Showers. Yes female cyclists!
The ferry from Bari to Croatia. Farewell Italy!