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... down from the rains earlier.
We finally left Amalfi and headed south to our next stop in Paestum. There is a great museum and ancient town built by the Greeks in 500BC to check out. There are 3 big Greek temples there also. Temple of Ceres, temple of Neptune, and temple of Hera. Very impressive!
Tomorrow is a driving day with no major tourist stops. After that we take the ferry to Sicily.
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 ...
This morning we headed for Lake Como a twenty minute drive from Varese.
The roads were quite and the village of Como also quite. We boarded a boat and spent about an hour cruising the lake and gazing at the many mansion as they passed by. We had a local guide who knew who owned most of the houses on the ...
... 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 ...
... Juliet's balcony. I have to admit, this was over-hyped. For one you could hardly get near it for so many tourists were crammed in to the little side-street. There was so much chewing gum on he walls (apparently for tributes to Juliet?!), it just looked very untidy. Plus there was a gift shop there which again, you could not get near. Nevertheless I took the obligatory photo :-)
Afterwards, we were walked to the ...