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Apr 27, 2015 - Sorrento, Positano, Pompei

We didn't get much of Naples, the birthplace of pizza, but we did hit the road for Sorrento and Positano. Sorrento is famous for lemoncello and special inlaid wood art. Positano is right at the beginning of the Amalfi coast which is cliffy and quite spectacular. Extremely narrow roads. If we come back here, would like to see that road and a small non-tourist island offshore other than Capri, that's CA' pri, not ca pri' like the pants,called Procida. We managed to squeeze in some great pizza and pasta with an expansive view above Positano...

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Apr 26, 2015 - First full day in Sorrento

I slept like a log!! Didn't wake up till 10:30 am!!! Edie was up watching tv and drinking coffee. She had the old fashion way with boiled water and grounds. Luckily I brought some coffee. It's a beautiful sunny with church chiming outside our window. Temp in the 60's. After showering we headed out for breakfast. Too late for breakfast! Split a sandwich and had salads in the square. Of course with a glass of wine. Bought a cork screw! Walked down to the Mari a on theMediterranean - how beautiful! Had libations, waked down the beach walkway...

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Sandys Travels

Apr 25, 2015 - Arrival in Sorrento Italy

All flights to Naples we're on time. We flew Delta from Tampa to JFK to Rome (4 hr layover). And then on to Naples. Unfortunately I my luggage made it thru ok but Edie's was a no show! After filling paperwork we took a taxi to the train. He upcharged his rate from 16 euros as posted to 25 euros. We took it but gave no tip. We found the train to Sorrento in plenty of time. It was full of young people but very cheap mode of transportation (3.5 euros). The taxi wanted 100 euros to drive us to Sorrento! We walked to our condo which wasn't too...

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Apr 20, 2015 - Against my better judgement....

Last nite we stopped at a small grocery store to get some food for breakie before we leave on "group tour". Against my better judgement from previous group tour experiences, we signed on for a 13 HOUR DAY TRIP! Gawd. So Got some colourful fresh fruit, cheese, meat, olives, and bread. Our Naples/Pompei "group tour" pick up is 7:00 a.m. and restaurant at hotel is just opening at that hour. So this morning we get all showered up and hurry to indulge in our breakfast goodies. The cheese turned out to be individual wrapped butter, and the olives...

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Apr 6, 2015 - Naples & Sorrento, Italy

We had another fabulous day in Italy. We decided to skip Naples and take a bus tour to Sorrento, Italy. We were so happy we did. The drive was outstandingly beautiful. Departing from the Port of Naples we got to see the Sorrentine Peninsula known as one of the “pearls” of the Naples Gulf. I could not get great pictures through the bus windows, I did the best I could. :-) Once we arrived in Sorrento we had lunch at another café in the plaza. This time we had the famous pizza the area is known for, it was delicious. After lunch and people...

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Jan 20, 2015 - Pompeii

We made a mistake! We should have visited the Pompeii excavations yesterday. It rained during the night & on & off for most of the day. We did spend the morning exploring the ruined city with the help of a map & an audio guide but the intermittent rain showers detracted somewhat from the experience. It was amazing to think that the ruins had been completely covered in ashliike material since AD79 & only really rediscovered in 1748. Since then excavation has continued & still continues to this day. Over 34 acres have been uncovered to date &...

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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 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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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 - 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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