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- Shuttle bus service
- Tennis Court
- Adjoining Rooms
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... would move to another dining room for the
next week. The couple that had left us earlier in the week will also be
joining us again starting tomorrow night. As all were quite tired from
our long day, we made it early night by just going to see a lounge show
for a short time.
... about 1 hour 45 min from Rome to Salerno. After the trashy Roman suburbs passed by, we had great mountain scenery, including Vesuvius. We disembarked at Salerno station at 3:45, and walked about 10 mins to our B&B. More about that tomorrow.
We wanted to go to sleep so badly, but we knew we had to stay up until at least 8. So, after a very necessary shower, we walked around the town and ...
Wow, what a view to wake up to... We opened the curtains this morning, and the view from the balcony to the mountains around the port was amazing :) We are off to climb Mt Vesuvius and visit Pompeii today. We all boarded the bus & headed for our 1st stop, which was a cameo shop. We were shown how the cameos were made from the inner lining of shells and we watched the the artisan as he engraved/created the picture of the cameo. Although cameo's aren't ...
... cathedral, what is even more breath-taking, is within the crypt downstairs. The stairs are to one side, unsigned and unremarkable. Having a "thing" for stairs and obscure portals, ventured down. Magnificent. Frescoes over the ceiling and walls depict scenes from the Gospel of Matthew, and some of Salerno's early history. Every inch of the crypt is decorated with works of art, including some exquisite moasic work.
Far better choice ...
... for tickets to enter Pompeii, but it moved quickly. It is a very short walk to the entrance to the city. It was very hot in the sun and my hat helped, along with my sun cream but towards the end of our time there, I opted for the umbrella, as we could not always walk In the shade.
As you can see by the photos, there are plenty of people. The ruins are huge, and I was not prepared for such massive ruins. We visited the main areas and to see ...