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... in the early 1700's). They were discovered some considerable time later, and left insitu. Gruesome!
Leaving the ruins we stopped to shop at a stall of two very ancient locals who make jewellery from polished lava stone and local coral. Couldn't resist! The sweet old lady, who was about 100 years old, missing all her teeth, and sporting a headscarf and apron (presumably having just come from the kitchen & the washing line) fussed over us and ...
... with columned arcades and chic balconies looking down from above—one of the most beautiful Old Towns I've seen on this trip so far!
I mingle with the well dressed crowd, soaking in the vibe, and pausing to sample a delicacy or two along the way.
Then I head back to the train station, where a couple of people, including a guitar carrying priest are putting on a little mass, right there in the ...
Day 063: 3 hours, 5.0 kms
A bit further up the road is Nocera Superiore—and here I veer off on a wild goose chase following a sign to some Roman ruins, only to follow a twisting lane up along the perimeter of the town, past farm estates and ugly abandoned homes… but no Roman ruins… Finally I give up and head back, looking for the heart of the town. ...
Day 063: 2 hours, 4.0 kms
Nocera Inferiore—despite its unpretentious name is a large town and a small railroad hub: hear the railway up to Avellino and Benevento, the two other provinces of this region, heads off. I pause in a cramped little plaza near the station with a nice view of the ...
Day 063: 2 hours, 3.0 kms
Pagani is a large, fully alive town. Here I decide to check out the Nativity Scene Competition—which apparently is serious business here in this region. People compete to create the most beautiful, detailed Nativity scene, many of which are actually medieval village scenes, with scores of miniature characters, blacksmiths, tailors, ...
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed