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Travel Blogs from Praiano
Today we woke up fairly early to get to Pompeii. We went up for a quick breakfast then were on our way. Mark thought the train would be better, although I really wanted to take a cab. But I let him decide, so train it was. We had to take a shuttle bus out from the port, very industrial. We found our way past the guys asking to take us in a taxi, I so wanted to say yes! But we went across the street to the tobacco/magazine stand, where the guy spoke a bit of English, I was glad I ...
... get on another bus surprisingly! My next stop was Praiano, my beautiful friend Anna recommended a place here and she either knows me too well or got lucky but this spot was so me. Praiano is smaller and tourists more often then not stop off here but don't stay with more basing themselves in Amalfi or Positano. Heaven! Casa Colomba where I was staying had warned me about the 200 stairs up to the house but I was like I need the exercise... well blimen ...
... extricated it and eventually found a place to get the bikes out. The 40k ride under clouds with some thunder was over the peninsula from the Bay of Naples to the Bay of Sorrento and then along the Amalfi coast to Positano and eventually Priaiano. AWESOME ride!!
Route: http://www.mapmyride.com/it/torre-annun ziata-campania/sept-10-2013-route-26903 ...
... look down, and my heart seems to skip a beat, as the road just drops away to sheer cliffs and the ocean below. I'm sure the drivers know these roads well, and at least they continually beep their horns to warn oncoming traffic, but I can't wait to get off the bus!!
Amalfi doesn't have the same romantic charm as Positano but it has a rich history, so there's many visitors. I find it mind-boggling that Amalfi was a powerful Maritime republic between 839-1135 AD! It's so old ...
... of the
Duomo, the Cathedral of Amalfi. The crowds were very enthusiastic,
especially when the doves were released. In our further explorations
into the old streets of Amalfi we came upon another wedding couple,
who proceeded to the cathedral for pictures. We later walked up 57
steps to the cathedral, where we extensively toured the Cloister of
Paradise, the museum, the crypt, and the cathedral. It was