Stefania Basset

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This cute little church is reached with a short hike from Kotor, in a beautiful little Balkan country called Montenegro. The view is stunning as it overlooks all the bay (which is technically similar to a fjord)! 🗺⛰❤ Do you like hiking on your travels? 🏞🌏 #montenegro #balkans #travelmemories #travelinspiration #backpackingeurope #trip #balkanblues #view #kotor #balkanroute #backpacking
This intense ochre is the predominant colour in Malta. This is a church in Victoria, the main town in Gozo, the smaller island with a more relaxed feeling. 
Needless to say, Malta is incredibly fascinating, with its unusual clashes between Arabic, Southern Italian and British heritages, in everything from food to language and history. 🗺🌏💛 And how can you not love those colourful balconies?

#malta #travelmemories #backpackingeurope #travelinspiration #trip #gozo #ohmymalta #ochre
Another picture of beautiful Ravello, up on the hills above Amalfi. 🌏⛰ That tree seems to be there expressively to be captured in thousands of pictures...📸 Nature is beautiful! 🗺

#ravello #italy #amalficoast #visititaly #travelinspiration #travelmemories #backpacking #backpackingeurope #trip #thatravellotree #viewpoint
View from the rooftop in Fez on a cloudy day. Even Morocco gets some of those... 🌎☁️ #morocco #fez #travelinspiration #travelmemories #backpacking #rooftop #trip #visimorocco #viewpoint
Ohrid is a quiet place, full of history, art, good food and views like this.... 🤩🏞🌏 It feels a million years away from the craziness of Skopje, the capital of Macedonia. All in all it's one of my favorite stops in the Balkan route!

#ohrid #macedonia #balkans #travelmemories #balkanblues #backpacking #backpackingeurope #travelling #travelinspiration #trip #lakeview #lake #quietplace
So, as it turns out, the Amalfi Coast has beautiful hill towns as well as breathtaking cliffs. This is Scala, near Ravello. 🌏⛰ #amalficoast #italy #italiancountryside #hills #hilltown #travelmemories #travel #europe #visititaly #lppostcards
Another picture from incredible Pompeii, where the eruption of the Vesuvius (there in the background) left us as a gift a preserved Roman city. 
Usually when you visit ruins it takes so much effort to imagine how the town looked like, but not in Pompeii. Here you can still see details like the pipes that brought water to the houses, the zebra crossings used by people who did not want to walk where carts passed (see those elevated stones?), the graffiti in the brothels or the water fountains (some of them still working by adding a tap) ... 🌋🏛🤓 #pompeii #ruins #naples #history #travel #italy #visititaly #backpacking
Last stop on my trip, Positano. John Steinbeck wrote about it: "Positano bites deep. It is a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone". #positano #amalficoast #naples #italy #visititaly #beach #travel #trip #backpacking
So far my favorite place in the Amalfi Coast is Ravello. Fewer tourists than Amalfi, Sorrento or Positano (maybe because you have to change buses in Amalfi), but really really pretty. The most beautiful views in the world, according to some... If you're there, do yourself a favor and pay the 7€ ticket to see the gardens in Villa Rufolo. They are beyond beautiful! 
#ravello #thatravellotree #amalficoast #bestviewintheworld #viewpoint #italy #visitamalficoast #travel
It's very hot and there are plenty of tourists, but this view of the Duomo in Amalfi is a killer! #amalfi #amalficoast #italy #travel #backpackingeurope #costieraamalfitana
If life gives you lemons, make limoncello! #sorrento #naples #italy #travel #lemons #backpackingeurope
Today I hiked up to the crater of the Vesuvius. I really liked the contrast between the pink flowers, the green grass and the black volcanic rocks. You could also see some fumes and smell the sulfur too. Bucket list item checked! 🌋 🌍 #naples #mountvesuvius #hiking #nature #italy #volcano #travel #backpacking