Hotel Johanna Park
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Johanna Park Sorrento
will do my full review on trip advisor later, but just wanted to note, right here, right now..... that we have the most amazing views from our balcony here..... Isle of Capri to the left, Bay of Naples ahead and Mt. Vesuvius to the right... I love it.
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Another early morning with breakfast in the hotel's dining room. Eggs, sausages, meats, cheeses, homemade pastries and jellies and all kinds of fruits and juices. We drive to the dock in Sorrento listening (and singing) to some familiar Italian music like 'Volare’ and Dino singing ‘That’s Amore’. People in Sorrento are …
Arrivedercci Roma. Another early morning start. Luggage outside the door at 6:45 and on the bus at 7:45. Heading south to Pompeii which is about a 3 hour trip. Cloudy and overcast, but not raining. Antonella tells us interesting stories about living in Italy, which is only about the size of Arizona, according to her. Space here is very limited so …
... In stark contrast, the Roman city of Pompeii – tragically well-preserved half an hour’s train ride from Naples – is a sedate, ordered space. Tour groups are directed around the ruins of this once-prosperous trading town; they sport colour-coded earphones, bright stickers, and other temporary insignia to mark their right to remain in the clutches of their guides. They sport shiny silver cameras, wide-brimmed khaki hats and sturdy shorts. We wear no such badges ...
... and I went to the Cathedral in Pompeii. We had walked by it earlier that day, but it was closed and she knew that it would be open that evening. I loved it. It reminded me somewhat of the National Basilica in Washington because it had lots of mosaics, but the size was a little more manageable. That's been my problem with the big churches so far
on this trip, the size makes them seem more like museums than churches. When you walk into a church ...
... 000 of its 20,000 residents were suffocated and covered by hot ash and volcanic pumice stones.. There are body casts of 13 of those who died. “the moulds of their agonized bodies obtained by
pouring plaster into the cavities left by the bodies in the layers of
ash” (tourist brochure). They look very realistic because they are real.
What impressed me here was the size of the place and how much is known ...