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We got up Wednesday morning early to catch the boat to Naples. We found the bus to the Archaeological museum and headed there. There are alot of frescoes, mosaics, pottery and statues from Pompeii. There was a mosaic there that had over a million pieces of tile about 1/16x1/16 each. Its amazing that so much stuff survived the volcano.
I forgot to talk about the weather. It has been in the mid eightys ...
Oh! Campania! Site of the best Saturday of my life, hands down.
Quiz time! What/where is Campania? It's the area around Naples aka Napoli in Southern Italy. (It's actually the state of which Naples is capital; Rome is capital of the state of Lazio.)
It's our first long class trip, a bit like dipping our toes in the water, which is more than a metaphor, as we all dipped our toes and then some in the Mediterranean together.
We left bright and ...
... The cruise was very relaxing. I then spent some time just sitting by the lake with my gelato before dipping my toes in the lake. Very Cold!!
The weather has been much cooler but we have been told to expect 43oC with humidity tomorrow in Florence.
Time for a rest . This Blogging is hard work!
... 15 minutes. Our tour director gave out (unhelpful) maps of the island & it is much bigger than I expected!
My first exploration was the little 'scenic piazza' of Pescalo - with views of the island both sides. This was highly recommended by our tour director. Climbed up the steps to get to the main road - very steep. I walked and walked (nothing tied up with the map!) all the signs dispappeared. The road took me through a residential area - lots ...
We're leaving our lovely hotel at Lake Garda :-( But on to the next phase of the adventure.
Today we're heading to Lake Como, but first we have a half day visit to Verona.
I booked myself on to the walking city tour - I think half the group have done the same thing. Always handy to have the guided tour to find your way round first & learn a little about the history of the city.
We arrive in Verona at ...