Castello di Limatola - Relais Chateau
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... by the fact that again we were out early before the street cleaners. We'll give them the benefit of the doubt, because otherwise it is a lovely town. It's now 5pm, and we've had a wonderful afternoon. The ship departed Salerno, and once out to sea a way it turned, and travelled up the Amalfi Coast, parallel with the shore, quite close, but not Costa Concordia close. We saw the towns of Amalfi and Positano, with their houses clinging to the cliffs, then we ...
... does it almost feel that nothing's changed at all.
And so began our day at 7am on the coach to Pompeii. After our rest break for the driver, and another unique coffee top-up, we headed down to the ancient city.
Our guide Raphael met us for an extended but informative, and rather HOT, tour of the ancient city. With Mt Vesuvius in the distance we learned that in 79AD the 4-day eruption buried the city. Then in ...
... thriving metropolis at the base of a still active volcano, known to have devastating effects on the local population. Vesuvius is not dead, the last time it blew was in 1939. But it is still steaming. From the car park we had to climb about a kilometre up a snaking pathway to the crater. They did say warn us the gradient was 14 degrees. They lied! The first three lengths of walkway (which could be seen from the car park) were probably 14 degrees. Turn the corner for the last ...
... be a tough urbanista Napoli is the place in which to learn!
Along the street .... ancient buildings set stoically closed between the tatty shops and the surging traffic, but we do find our 3 metre store front behind which lurk magnificent pizzas (one Buffalo Mozzarella and one Picante Salami), and next door to which is a charming 'alimente general' that supplements our food for the train to Palermo tomorrow. A taxi back to the apartment and an episode of Homeland!!
We decided that today would be the day we did a day trip to Pompei. This was a good choice as it was drizzling rain in Rome but the forecast for Pompei was sunny. Off to the train station we headed. As we weren't used to lining up for tickets, we ended up missing the train we wanted because the line was huge. No worries, we grabbed some breakfast whilst we waited for the next train.
When we got to Naples we ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility