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Corricella Sunset

Stranded on an Undeserted Island

November 5th 2016
What is it that inspires us to travel? What motivates us to leave our comfortably routine workaday life, cast off the lines and sail toward some unknown horizon? What far-off call beckons so loudly that we can’t quiet it without further investigating its source? How bright does the sunset at the end of the distant road or just over the farthest mountain have to be before we drive towards it in a ... read more
Europe » Italy » Campania » Procida

Italian Flag Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the city-states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI establis... ... read more
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7th November 2016

Off terra firma
I think the Corricella Sunset is my favorite pic. The water on both sides of the island and the multi-colored buildings are so inviting. Being that the sun is setting doesn't hurt, either ! You have done some unbelievable traveling with fantastic pictures in places I never heard of. (And I've been to Italy !). How do you get to this island ? Ferry? Where is it located ? By that I mean where off of Italy ? Thanks again for sending such wonderful notes and pics.I've often thought the seaside buildings that are so brightly colored are because there are so many gray days (and foggy) near the ocean.Would you agree after seeing so much of the world ? Please don't quit on your beautiful correspondence. I really enjoy your blogs.
7th November 2016

Off terra firma
Thank you for commenting on the pictures; David really outdid himself! Procida is an hour-long ferry ride from Naples. We can see Capri and Mount Vesuvius from our upstairs patio. We heard that the houses are painted this way so that sailors can pick out their individual homes while coming home from sea. Don't know if there's any truth to the legend, but it's beautiful just the same. Thanks again for commenting!

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