Grand Hotel Irpinia
- Continental Breakfast
- Minbar in room
- Shuttle bus service
- Drycleaning onsite
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Airport Transportation
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This morning we started with a delicious buffet breakfast at our hotel and took a boat to Amalfi. We were told by our guide Fabrizio, that this coast has been a tourist spot for centuries and it is considered The place to experience La Dolce Vita (the sweet life). We then shopped and walked around the stone streets among buildings that had been there from the 1100's. In it's hay day there ...
... that capture people in their dying moments. The one of the pregnant mother laying face down in an attempt to protect her unborn child, and the man sitting with his knees up to his chest and covering his face, were reminders of how horrible their final moments must have been. These people lived right below Mount Vesuvius but they didn't know it was a volcano so the eruption took them by surprise. As large and looming as Vesuvius is now, it ...
... rich Romans, who built luxurious villas, houses made of brick, stone and cement which were ornately decorated; with indoor plumbing, so you get to see the ancient architecture.
When Vesuvius erupted in AD 79, it engulfed the city of Pompeii and its inhabitants with a terrible storm of cinders and ash leaving them under 4 to 6 meters of ash and pumice. When the remains of Pompeii were discovered around 1750 it looked as though a ...
... La Tagliata" restaurant. There is no menu. You are served all dishes from the local produce of the region. The bus ride is crazy the driver ducks and weaves up the little road at times you think the bus is going over the edge ( crazy). When we arrive the tables are set for groups of couples so we sit in the couple area. First up red wine bread and water. First course bruschetta. Second course salad and mixed vegetables, third course parmigiana pasta beans fourth course ...
Going back to Positano, this time for the day, once again, two bus rides to get there. We get off at the top of town. Have a snack at a cafe where Brendan sees a booklet by John Steinbeck. It is a piece he wrote for Harper's Bazaar back in 1953 about his time in Positano. We could relate to his descriptions of the roads and drive into Positano. ...