- Shuttle bus service
- Concierge desk
- Swimming pool
- Babysitting service
- Non-smoking rooms
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Travel Blogs from Forio
... December 27, 2011 Day 065: 2 hours, 2.0 kms I have to take a couple twists and turns to reach the plaza of my next town Frignano. And here, after strumming for a little big on my own, I’m joined by a group of young and middle aged men who come to listen to my songs. Afterwards we get to talking—and I’m quite impressed with myself at my ability to carry on a full conversation in fake Italian, learning a number of insights into this region. ...
... which is so frickin' beautiful that the Roman emperors used to vacation there (!!!). It's not a huge island, but you pull into a marina that's situated at the saddle between two soaring limestone massifs on either side, each with plunging white cliffs that end sharply in the brilliant turquoise water. We tromped around the island and were allowed to traipse around entirely unsupervised through Emperor Tiberius's 2,000 year-old palace. The only attendant at the ruins was a man ...
... small rooms, courtyards, wells, mosaics and paintings. There are some very sobering plaster casts of bodies that were buried under the lava. As the bodies decomposed in the lava, they left hollow spaces conforming to the shape of their bodies. Archaeologists filled these gaps with plaster, creating plaster casts of the original bodies. There is something quite disturbing about looking at casts of people in their death throes! At ...
... there were slaves which suggests that the citizens sent slaves back to gather their possessions.) There are no cast like preservations of bodies in Herculaneum, the mud was thought to be over 800 degrees and bodies instantly burnt leaving skeletons some with skulls that exploded from the pressure of the steam created by the vaporised brain.
We arrived home exhausted and sunburnt and are trying to keep ourselves awake beside the hotel pool until ...
Today we hired a car to take us to Positano and Amalfi. Great scenery and really nice lunch on the coast above Amalfi at Ciccio Restaurant. The highlight for Kim was his 'ice cream' in Amalfi. He chose Nutella and the girl said it's not exactly ice cream, Kim says that's ok and proceeded to eat one large cone of refrigerated Nutella!!! Back to the hotel for a quick change then out to dinner at Donna Sofia restaurant to celebrate Kath's birthday. She was serenaded and we enjoyed a nice ...