Hotel Villa Cimmentorosso
Travel Blogs from Forio
... abruptly against the forested hillsides. There are a few itinerant vendors wandering about—they seem to be very much a part of the fabric of society here in southern Italy. I see three of them side by side, each fitting right into the stereotype: An African fellow selling pirated DVDs…a Chinese woman selling miscellaneous gadgets… and a Roma woman… just begging.
I look at them and ...
... lava when King Vesuvius wakes up. Clearly we don’t want there to be an eruption and no one’s house gets destroyed! I mean, what would be the fun of that?
Finally I reach Torre Anunciate proper, where there’s a lively outdoor market underway as well as a nice little sidewalk overlooking a port and the sea below. Here I join a couple rugged looking fellows at a little plaza overlooking the sea for my concert.
... blowing needle-like bits of snow and rock in my face. I try using my guitar as a guard, but within seconds my hands are completely numb. I’m suddenly struck by the realization of how vulnerable I am. If I were to slip and break a leg or something—how long would it take me to freeze to death in this wind? Not long at all I’m sure. I now realize that, though I may be a good hike and urban explorer, I’m definitely no ...
... in hopes of making this a "Superhike". But another part of me knows that this trip will not be complete without paying homage to King Vesuvius, the True Ruler of this region… who rains down fiery lava on this land from time to time, bringing both death, and life to the region.
See, Vesuvius is a very alive and active volcano and periodically he does awaken from slumber and unleash his unstoppable fury on the countryside, making ...
... sun, we explored Sorrento town at night. There were so many tourist
shops, we later had dinner in a back street. We had a great
wood-fired pizza, later found the best and most famous Gelato shop in
town, (I forget the name) where we scoffed down 10 scoops for 10
euros. Favourites were peach, profiteroles, apple strudle and banana.
We also had toblerone, baci, smurfs, lemon, yoghurt and fruit, and