Travel Blogs from Sant'Agata sui Due Golfi
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Ok, now onto our Amalfi adventure. The first night in Sorrento we, with the help of Trip Advisor, found a kebab restaurant in town to have dinner. After having pasta and pizza every day for 12 days I was ready for something different. We happend to be sat at the same small table as a couple of other Americans and we swapped travel stories over dinner. They shared that they had just spent the day in a rented boat touring around the coast ...
... beautiful!!! Then we made our way to the tourist train pick up point, this train was a train that drives on the road, it took us to all the popular places of interest, 1 of the places was a Hotel in which some famous people such as Marilyn Monroe & the Prince of Wales stayed at. During the ride it rained quite heavily & we got wet. After we got off the train we went to a restaurant for lunch. For lunch we had Pizza. AGAIN!!!!! ...
... our entire trip. So he gave us the rundown on how to get to Pompei (a bus and short train ride) and that is where we headed.
Assuming everyone knows about pompei and what it is, I can just say that it is a really cool thing to see. The ruins reminded me a bit of the Roman Forum, but it is much more preserved. We used Rick Steve's (the God of travel) and his tour in his Italy book to guide us through Pompei. He told us about ...
... said to go into the backstreets) and he was well tipped at the end.
He talked non stop on the way to Sorrento, giving us background information and pointing out places to see. We were in Naples first of course and he told us that there were Greeks on the island here in the 8th century BC. The city was later built in the hills to avoid pirates. The name Naples is based on Greek for ‘new city’. There are some Greek ruins being excavated at present.
... through the narrow lanes of the seaside villages the traffic backed up really quickly. God knows what it’s like in the middle of August. Parking anywhere was a still a nightmare but after skipping through our intended destination we did eventually find somewhere up on the hillside outside Praiano, just along from the town of Amalfi itself. After arriving we started one of our ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility