Il Saraceno Grand Hotel
Travel Blogs from Conca dei Marini
... of our boat trip, I would still highly recommend renting a boat to see the coastline. It was a lot of fun to make our own decisions on where to stop for lunch, and when to swim, etc. Two very important lessons are to check the boat very carefully to ensure everything is in working order (i.e. the anchor), and to make sure you have a plan if the water gets too choppy. I think we should have turned around and left the boat at Capri and taken the Ferry back to Sorrento.
... to note that in art that predates this eruption, Vesuvius was drawn as a towering mass of mountain, seemingly about twice as high as its current 4,200-foot elevation. This geographic giant had remained largely asleep for an estimated 1,200 years. Those living in its shadow had no way to see that their occasional earthquakes, which were problematic enough in their own time, were also signs of the pyroclastic power lying beneath Vesuvius’ base. ...
... in the pocket of my motorbike jacket as a result of coming off the ferry that morning (apparently you can get fined if you cant produce documents to the Italian police) He then wanted to know how we ended up here and where our bikes were. Once satisfied he left us to finish our lunch and also gave us the heads up on the local water being from the mountains and tasting delicious…nice copper really! With drink bottle filled we mounted the bikes once again and took off ...
... other assistance with that! Naples was amazing. Walked out of the train station to basically the far side of the tourist area in the old town. It is a crazy place. I have never seen such insane driving, Vespas, trucks and just about everything else. And all honking and in such a hurry! It was really fun to dodge the moving vehicles and survive to tell the tale. Had a Peroni and Margherita ...
Many ruins, a day spent walking around in the heat, I think it is worth paying the extra 6 euro for a audiguide since I had no idea what it all ment, I could still appreciate them though. Will look into the history later to get a better understanding!
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service