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Oct 9, 2014 - Amalfi Coast Tour

Our drivers name was Peter and he was fabulous! He gave us lots of information along the way and he made lots stops at different places for us. He knew everyone and I'm thinking he gets a kickback because every time he stopped at a place to buy something...well, we did. Jason even bought olive oil LOL! And I was just walking up the stairs from a viewpoint and this guy asked if I speak English, I say yes and he hands me a book about Positano. I see that's its 20.00€ and I think, hmmm I didn't want to buy a book but ok, I'll support the...

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Oct 9, 2014 - Climbing the Vesuvius and visit Pompei

Who says that holidays are relaxing! Left the apartment at 6.30am and we would not return home until 10pm! In between another great day again from Rome to the Vesuvius volcano and then walking through the nearly intact ruins of Pompeii. Great commentary was provided by the 2 tour guides during the 3 hours bus trip to the Vesuvius with 'Kevin Costner' as our bus driver. Very important to have an experienced bus driver behind the wheel considering the many curves going up the Vesuvius and the driving 'style' of the Naples drivers! We had...

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Oct 9, 2014 - Afternoon around Sorrento

Sorrento is totally walkable unlike Rome. It has the feel of a beachside resort area like La Jolla. I've never been to La Jolla but I heard a bunch of Americans saying that so there you have it. We took a little silly choo choo ride for a half hour and got the lay of the land and picked up a few tidbits - totally worth the 6.00€ each.

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Oct 9, 2014 - Our Last Day

Today is our last day. We had breakfast together and then the boys walked to the port to rent a boat for the afternoon. They took the boat all around the bay and over to Capri,and went swimming along the way. Lucas took some amazing pictures so you'll have to ask him to text you some 𯘎 We miss our family, friends and fur babies. Ciao ciao Italy.

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Sep 18, 2014 - Salerno, Italy. (Port for Naples)

We docked early and were off the ship before 7:30. One of the girls I met online had organized a wonderful tour at this port. There were 7 of us in a minivan with Paolo. He drove us along the Amalfi coast, beautiful and so narrow and lots of curves. He narrated the whole journey. We visited Positano and had time to walk around, then some time to walk around Amalfi, then Sorrento, where we had lunch and a walk around. After lunch we were off to Pompeii where our guide Lina gave us a great two hour tour. I remember when I was a kid reading...

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Europe 2014

Sep 11, 2014 - 6th Port on Med. Cruise - Naples, Italy

Ken still ill but he went on tour anyway. Long day for him. The cool thing was waking up to see the Celebrity Silhouette parked next to us in port. Audi got several good shots of this beauty. We'll be on one of her balconies in 2015! First stop on the bus tour - we were part of a large bus group - was the Amalfi coast ride. Again, see the pics (Ronnie's pics will be better). Apparently it is only 30 Kms from port but because the road is so winding it takes near 2 hours. The road is insane with twists along the cliff side. Two way traffic...

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Living the Dream

Jul 25, 2014 - Naples Italy

In Naples Italy, we took a CBM Tour (Can't Be Missed) that was recommended by Rick Steves. The tour was much cheaper than the ship's tour, and once again, we were not disappointed! Tour guides met us as we came out of cruise terminal. We rode in a nice air conditioned bus to Pompeii where we spent a couple of hours exploring the area. Our guide, Fabio, spoke very good English, and did a great job explaining the areas that we visited. After visiting Pompeii, we took a very scenic drive along the Amalfi Coast. The views were breathtaking! We...

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Mediterranean Cruise

Jun 10, 2014 - Sorrento

Caught the Sita Bus from Positano to Sorrento. Half an hour to walk from Villa Nettuno to the bus stop, uphill in the heat. Glad that Bar Internationale was right on the stop, sat in the air cond room and waited for next bus which was an hour away. Great ride to Sorrento,along the coast road clinging to the cliffs,then up and over the other side of the cape and down into Sorrento. Great views of Gulf of Naples and Mt Vesuvious in the distant haze. Dropped at the train station and off to B&B Casa Reale, not too far away. Fairly new B&B ,and...

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Jun 9, 2014 - Positano

Caught 8.40a.m ferry from Salerno to Positano via Amalfi. Thought it would be good idea to get the earliest departure to beat the crowds. Wrong! 2 Ferries both full. Perfect day for sailing up the Amalfi coast. Cheating to a crew member ,with my very limited Italian, on the way who played classical guitar,really interesting- he was really interested to see photos from Benabbio. First stop at Amalfi,where the bulk of the passengers disembarked. The scenic beauty of the Amalfi coastline got better as we neared Positano. Wow! What a place....

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Jun 7, 2014 - Salerno

Travel to Salerno by Frecciarossa,high speed train. Up to 300kph! Felt like only half that speed,so smooth. 2 hours to Salerno,one stop at Naples. B&B a little hard to find. Back off Main Street and no signage out front. Had to ring owner to come and let me in. Nice room,right on one of the main streets in Salerno. Pedestrian only again. Nice seafront setting. Southern gateway to the Amalfi Coast. Old part of town reminded me of Genoa a lot. Narrow,dark cobbled streets,great to look around.checked out where boats depart for Positano,think...

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May 31, 2014 - Last day in Sorrento

Our last full day in Sorrento; we decided to have a morning to kick back and enjoy the balcony view and have a long breakfast, catch up on emails and also have a chat with Mandy, Nicole and Audrey on Skype. Wonderful to talk so easily to home, now that we have the Wifi sorted with my new iPad sim, Ian talked on his iPad with FaceTime which didn't give quite the clarity visually as with Skype but nonetheless the talking bit was fine. Late morning I take off down to the town to do some browsing which was fun and then return to the hotel to...

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May 30, 2014 - Day trip to Capri

30 May 2014 Breakfast in the hotel was lovely and very civilised with that beautiful view and gentle music playing in the background to start your day....so nice and the staff was excellent. Initially the road down to the town we thought would be a real pain, but it was quite a pleasant walk, despite being high up, the road was surprisingly easy to walk up and down, providing you didn't get too close to the road, as it was the quick and the dead, should you step off the kerb. Sorrento town is gorgeous, lots of quaint little streets and...

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