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Jan 19, 2015 - Naples

Foggy start to the day so decided to get down to the coast road for the drive down to Naples & Pompeii. The roads are mostly in a pretty poor state apart from the toll roads & the major roads. Some of the driving is pretty unusual as well, especially in the fog, but somehow we haven't seen any accidents, yet. The fog cleared after about twenty miles & we could see the mountains to our left & in front as we drove along South East. As we neared Naples we could make out Vesuvius, the only active volcano on the European mainland. We skirted...

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Nov 3, 2014 - The Amalfi way and Positano

Anchored off the town of Analfi (where Bob has been wanting to go for years) and tendered into port. Took the 10:30 bus (a 45 minute trip) over to Positano. It was a beautiful drive along steep cliffs where houses cling to the sides of the hills. Walked from the top of Positano through the winding streets full of lovely shops down to the sea shore. Stopped and enjoyed a refreshing drink at a beachfront restaurant before boarding the fresh for the 20 minute ride back to Amalfi. The scenery was spectacular and it was a beautiful day. This...

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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 - 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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My Wild Adventures

Oct 9, 2014 - Arriving in Sorrento

Our driver Bruno picked us in Rome at 9:30am and we had a three hour drive ahead of us before arriving in Sorrento. This guy Bruno was part NASCAR driver, part NYC taxi driver and part gracious Italian limo driver. Lord have mercy!! It was way too much to even think about looking out the front windshield along the way. Jason fell asleep in the front seat right away and Lucas and I reviewed our life thus far and made amends with God because I wasn't sure if we would see Sorrento. Especially the curvey twisted road part. Finally as we came...

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Oct 9, 2014 - Amalfi and the Emerald Grotto

Peter also suggested that we do the Emerald Grotto tour...so we did. He said you see one...you see them all...so no need to see the Blue Grotto. There was one small part of the grotto that was beautiful but the boat rower guy was a duffus. It was only 5.00€ so it was worth it. We went into Amalfi and goofed around for awhile and then Peter dropped us off at a restrauant where we had a fantastic lunch. There are four brothers that run it and they are 3rd generation. Really nice experience. We really enjoyed this private tour and after our...

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My Wild Adventures

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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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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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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