When going to Italy there are so many beautiful and breathtaking things that have such historical relevance and striking beauty. Venezia, Firenze, and Roma all have very powerful histories from the rule of Venetians to the birth of the Renaissance to the rise of Rome. However, one thing often overlooked within Italy's strong history, heritage, and its vast art collections is its natural and intrinsic beauty. The Amalfi Coast offers solitude and beauty unmatched, and personally I feel it is a great spot to reflect after roaming through Italy much like people did twenty centuries ago. After an amazing lunch in the town center of Capri, including fresh seafood pasta and Limoncello made in town, I wandered down to Marina Piccolo to take in more of the wonderful sights and sounds of the blissful Amalfi Coast. Upon arriving to the shore you could since the rich history in the form of the stairs, yet the birds flying in and out of a single ray of light made me think of (Leonardo) Da Vinci's inspiration to fly. Although it is one lucky second of photography, this photo serves as my canvas for a truly magical trip. When I look at this picture it allows me to see that Italy's timeless history and natural beauty helped give impetus to deeper purposes or adventures for civilization as it did Julius Caesar up through Leonardo Da Vinci and seemingly on to me at this instant. Life is indeed beautiful in Italy, as it allows your mind to wander like a bird chasing the sun!