Astra Bed and Breakfast
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... place. 2) Language People here don't speak much English, except for the touristy areas like Amalfi & Pompeii. They do try hard to help when we asked though. There was this bunch of ladies who kept laughing at themselves trying to speak English while trying to help us. I kinda could understand Italian though, it's a bit like Spanish & maybe the piano theory lessons helped :P 3) Graffiti Graffiti seems like a very big thing here, ...
... an international reputation for being beautiful. It's a small island and has a population of 5,000 and many many times that in tourists at any time. The geography was typical of this part of Italy, a narrow sea level frontage with imposing cliffs behind. We took a cable car to the top. The cable car was similar to the one in Wellington. At the top we were guided by Enzo to gardens overlooked Faraglioni rocks - three pinnacle type rocks and then free to wander around ...
... and Herculaneum were built in that century, making us realize that not much was really invented later other than the perfection of many of these systems! Structurally, many of the ruins in Naples held up in earthquakes more so than any new construction. One design was the triangular/pyramid shaped rocks that composed the walls in both places as well as the Underground City where we went after lunch.
The Underground City, off Via ...
... Scheduled arrival time 0700. Finally docked at 0810. We always seem to be second best when it comes to departure & arrival. Apparently, the port of Naples could not cope with all the traffic. Fruit breakfast and down to Vista Lounge for our check in for Pompeii, Sorrento & Cheese Tasting - tour # NAP-310A. Chaos in the Vista Lounge when tickets were called to confirm against sticker numbers & colors, everyone started ...
... dropped us off to walk around for awhile. It was a nice town, with narrow streets filled with shops an lots of tourists.
The winery that we went to was a family winery called Sorrentinos. It was at the base of Mt. Vesuvius. The grapes are grown in volcanic soil. We had a great lunch overlooking Pompeii and tasted several of their wines.
It was a great day!