BEST WESTERN Hotel Marmorata
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Our first day was taken up touring the famed Amalfi coast. The rain probably dampened my enthusiasm, but I was not as thrilled with the experience as I had anticipated. It's all so blatantly touristic that commercialization overwhelms the cultural uniqueness. Being crammed in a bus with a lot of strangers did not add to the enjoyment either, but that's the only way ...
... up many stairs to the Gardens of Villa Cimbrone. This has around 6 hectares of historic parkland. It is considered one of the most important examples of the landscape, botany and culture of England created in the Mediterranean at the end of he 19th century. Again amazing vistas as Lee's photos will show. We stopped for lunch at a restaurant that used organic vegetables from the garden beside it and again with great views. We enjoyed looking ...
... photos trying to "hold" the tower up...will admit we did take a couple of these 'stupid' photos too - had a few laughs trying to get the pose correct!! We grabbed some lunch and had a little wander then caught the train back to Florence. Pisa is such a touristy destination, stalls everywhere with people trying to sell off their 'real' leather bags, 'designer' sunnies and of course gypsies trying to scab a euro or two off the naive ...
Naples was all about Vesuvius and then Pompeii.
The hike up Vesuvius was on a crisp mid-morning with crystal skies. Not a hard hike, but the track is very loose volcanic soil, so a little like hiking uphill on a beach. The views are incredible.
Pompeii was great with the exception of not enough time in the city and that we were with a large tour group (~20 folks). I ...
... part of town. Going to Pompei there were lovely old villas just off the highway, surrounded by 1960s horrible looking apartments, and the palazzos were just falling apart. In a way it reminded me of New Orleans and the Plantation Road where there are these magnificent plantation homes just falling apart on the side of the road.
One note about Pompei: As far as the volcano the people of Pompei did not know it was a ...