Il Saraceno Grand Hotel
Travel Blogs from Conca dei Marini
... our rather quick ascent of the 400 steps back up to the road :), holding up very well to all the walking and climbing. Back to Positano for dinner and a few drinks and the hope of some music. But alas, there was to be no music .... no where here seems to have music, strange. Oh well, we ended up with the owner of the restaurant joining us and giving us his very strong political views on life.....Glen and Gina, he was a ...
... 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. ...
... all have magnificent grounds. One is Villa Eve which is now owned by one of the hotels and used for weddings and other functions. The main villa in the town is Villa Cimbrone which overlooks the whole coastline, see the following for details http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Villa_Cimb rone It had gone into ruin until redeveloped in the early 20th centurt by an Englishman, Lord Grimthorpe. The views from the gardens are sensational.
... 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 ...
... had pulled up for literally five seconds, before moving off again. Too bad if the tram had been full, or if we had not been right at the door. It was around 5:00pm when we got back to the hostel, and being sunday today, everything was closed. So we sat around the hostel chatting with a yank and an Aussie who were sharing our room until finally the restaurants opened at 7:30pm. Last night these guys had had pizza from up the road and highly recommended it, so following them ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service