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Oct 11, 2013 - An Easy Day

The rain continued for some time last night and we weren't sure what the morning would bring but all was well. Val decided she was getting up early to go to Paestum today which meant she was off very early to catch trains. Linda and I decided we were not interested in a long train ride so passed on the opportunity. She had a great visit and said it was just the opposite of Pompei - very few people, quiet and relaxing. Linda and I were slugs this morning and did not get moving until 10:30. We had a leisurely exploration of Sorrento. We even...

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Bella Italia!

Oct 10, 2013 - Going back in Time

Today we took a trip back to 62 AD and visited the site of Pompei where the volcano erupted. It is an amazing place to visit and to see how they have uncovered the 6 metres that had buried the town. There were many impressive ruins but unfortunately they were not well labelled and so it was tough going. A word of advice to future travellers to Pompei, spring for the small extra amount and take the 2 hour guided tour. Despite that we saw many great spots including the baths and theatre. I especially liked the small area that was said to be...

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Bella Italia!

Oct 9, 2013 - Sorrento

Would you believe it - another thunderstorm over night and it was a big one! It seemed like it would never end. We are absolutely amazed at the number of thunderstorms and their intensity and then they seem to clear up. After it cleared we walked into the main square for something to eat. Val, Sherril and Linda went one way and explored and shopped and I went another way. I ended up back in the apartment only to find out the morning wash was still sitting in the washer which was full of water. The details of the day were boring but finally...

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Oct 8, 2013 - You won't believe this day

Val and I got up early and went back to see St Peter's without the crowds. We weren't the first to have this great idea as there was a small line up but it was nice to see it with just a few people around instead of a few thousand people. Although there were fewer people, many of the areas were roped off with different masses happening. It was busy again but in a different way than with all the tourists. We made it home before the next big thunderstorm hit with very heavy rains. I think you will see the pattern to our days - there is...

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Bella Italia!

Sep 20, 2013 - Entry 3

Hello there, we have had a slight malfunction with our technology - Gaz left the gizmo that downloads all our photos from our camera to the iPad, at the camping ground! So visuals are limited - we will catch up though! So..... Yesterday we traipsed around the colosseum and the Roman ruins - the colosseum is humungous in comparison to what I thought it would be. The Roman ruins (forum) are amazing when you try to imagine everything covered in marble at one time. We are now in gorgeous Sorrento!!!! We scored BIG TIME! We are staying high on a...

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Aug 20, 2013 - Summer recap 2013 c

Amalfi - Whilst flopping whale like up onto the transom - part of my strength training after holding my breath checking the drive units while the boat rolled and rolled on the mooring off Positano – I saw my earring drop off onto the deck (lucky save!) and with my pidgeon Italian I asked the jeweller in Amalfi the next day if they could fix it. Two weeks or peace be with you was his answer.... Sorrento - Not wanting to leave the earring with them in case we never returned (which we haven’t) our next stop was in Sorrento. In all my time...

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Aug 4, 2013 - Massa Lubrense

Yesterday we slept in and decided to have a rest day at the campground. It was another hot day so we had several swims in the pool, and caught up with some chores – washing, and defrosting the fridge. Today we caught the train again to Sorrento and then a bus to Massa Lubrense. On the way we had to stand, but coming back we appreciated the views from the winding coastal road. On reaching Massa, we went straight to the Tourist Information office and with the help of two people there we were directed back along the road past the Cathedral and...

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Aug 2, 2013 - Sorrento and Capri

We left Matera on Wednesday morning and drove through the mountains most of the way to Salerno. Although it was mainly dual carriageway, so many viaducts had lanes closed due to work needing to be done: some serious money needs to be spent on this road soon. As we passed through Salerno we had a magnificent view over the harbour from up high, then we went through two long tunnels which were low-lit and had corners! The road is winding and a bit narrow approaching our campground, Camping I Pini, (N 40° 38’ 7” E 14° 25’ 2”) which is between...

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Jul 29, 2013 - Sunny Sorrento!

Wednesday, July 24th Sadly it was time to bid adieu to charming Positano. We skipped the porter this time, rolling and carrying our luggage down the street and the stairs to the dock below. It was already a hot one and we were thankful we made the wise decision to take the ferry to Sorrento instead of the hair raising bus ride along the remainder of the Amalfi Coast. Buses are packed this time of year and it is most likely one could be standing for the duration of the trip. The boat ride was practically empty so we sat at the back of the...

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Italy Here We Come!

May 24, 2013 - Orvieto, Civita, and Sorrento

Ready for a new adventure, Bryan and I woke, checked out, and we're on the road early. The drive to Sorrento is supposed to take around 4-5 hours. We plan to stop at Orvieto and Civita di Bagnoregio on our way to Sorrento to drop the car before finding our way to Positano where we'll be staying the next 3 nights. Orvieto, about an hour south of Montepulciano, is another hilltop town, though this one sits atop a plateau of volcanic rock. At one point it was a center of Etruscan civilization. The Duomo was begun in 1290 and is striped in...

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May 4, 2013 - Sorrento

Today was a journey day...heading south to Sorrento, Capri, Amalfi and Sicily! We passed a lot of scenery; especially enjoyed seeing hilltop towns thru out Campania. Also enjoyed hearing about the development of the towns as they expanded beyond the hilltop, as well as the history surrounding the area. As we come upon Sorrento we circle around the Bay of Naples and see many spectacular water and hillside scenes. After check in and before dinner we descend into Sorrento to view the city center. Time for shopping, strolling and touring. ...

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Dec 5, 2012 - Sorrento

We left Rome this morning and headed south for Sorrento, just past Napoli. Didn't take long to get back into the groove of driving on the wrong side of the road, in the wrong side of the car. Negotiating the Rome traffic wasn't as difficult as we thought it would be. Wasn't long before we were speeding down the autostrade. Hit the outskirts of Napoli after about an hour, and decided it was a good choice to bypass it - seems like it is a vast urban sprawl. Although, we did think the same about Rome until we went there. Maybe we should have...

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