Travel Blogs from Massa
... island of Capri. The traditional way to tour the towns of Amalfi is by a bus trip along the terrifying cliffs, or a ferry. In fact most people travel one direction by bus and then the other by boat to get both experiences. This had been our plan until dinner that night. What really sold us on renting the boat was that they stopped at several spots around Capri, dropped anchor and went swimming at their leisure.
So the next morning we found ourselves at the ...
Another pilgrim turned up at the hostel last night. I know that I can sometimes be considered a little strange but this guy took things a bit further. He had walked from his home in Spain to Jerusalem via Santiago de Compestelo and Rome. Bad enough, but now he was walking back. I did notice that he wasn't a fat chap.
Big day so I was away before 8. I was a bit too enthusiastic in buying juice and water last night and so needlessly carried an ...
... wandering the ruins and displays, there was still so much more to see. And we also learnt of another town buried called Herculanum, 20 minutes up the track towards Naples that is supposed to be even better preserved because of the speed in which the toxic gases and then hot mud engulfed the town. I guess it gives us a good reason to come back!
Pompeii itself is incredible with all of ...
... victims bodies. It is pretty interesting. We visit a bakery and mill with its pizza like ovens still intact. There are many of these scattered through town. We search for and find one of the 30 brothels that have been found here. This is the only open one and is packed with a long line of tour groups because everyone needs to see it, and being small, congestion is the name of this place. Unknowingly, we approached this from the exit street, so we go in backwards avoiding the ...
... is crazy, not quite to India's standards but definitely up there in terms of chaotic.
We walked to the Castel Nuovo, which is a castle in the middle of the city that was built in 1279. We also went into the Galleria Umberto which is a shopping hub in the middle of an amazing building. Naples also had a pedestrian only street, like Athens, that made it easy to walk and look around at all the buildings without worrying about getting ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility