Don & Anne - Online trip journal travel blog

Our bus for the trip to the Amalfi Coast.

Just a little fog as we climbed up from the coast.

Some of the quarries near Carrara.

Marble waiting to be processed.

More marble.

They process marble from all over the world here.


We went by many, many nurseries.

All kinds of trees and shrubs.

No other use of the land is permitted but nurseries.

Much of the time the high-speed rail line paralleled the autostrada.

No, we aren't back in Ireland; lots of sheep here, too.

As we passed Naples we had Mt. Vesuvius on the left.

... and the sea on the right.

Our hotel for the next five nights, Hotel Victoria.

A long bus ride today; about 700 kilometers including a side trip into Florence to pick up Raimund's wife Angela. We would be using 2 fifteen passenger buses for our day trips to the Amalfi Coast due to the narrow winding roads not being conducive to travel in the big 40 passenger coaches so Raimund would ride in one and Angela the other.

As we travelled into Tuscany we passed the Apuan Alps and the town of Carrara, famous for its marble.

We also passed through an area of nurseries that proved trees, shrubs and plants throughout Europe. In the area it is not permitted to use the land for other uses other growing nursery plants.

As we passed Naples we got nice views of both the Tyrrhenian Sea and Mount Vesuvius which we would get to later in the week.

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