Hotel Meuble Santa Chiara Suite
Travel Blogs from Naples
Well, my parents have come and gone, just as the calendar tells me has the halfway point of my time here in Sorrento. How is time moving so quickly? I feel as though I’ve accomplished so much in time here, yet so little at the same time.
I noticed the transition this past week. That shameless American tourist I described myself as in the first week? Well, I would use some different adjectives after two ...
... and were required to do our obligatory shopping exhibit (included in every tour) - this time at a cameo factory. Though we weren't buying, it was neat to see the artist at work carving a cameo from a shell. We also watched a very short video about this handcrafted art. For our attention, we were rewarded with free use of the shop's restrooms. Fair exchange. Next, our guide brought us into the Pompeii site and began the tour. Wow, what an amazing place! We ...
... had the wrong ticket but could not but try my luck as were nearly up to my number. There it was and I hastened to the appropriate window only to be pushed out of the way by an Italian man who seemed to think it was his window and his turn. Surely I hadn't been that slow.
What to do now? Standing in the middle of the floor with a number that had expired, and from watching others had noticed that all the numbers going to the windows with the envelope which I ...
... was not impressed. We caught the Metro to the museum and enjoyed looking at the mosaics and other artifacts that were there from Pompei and other areas. Some of them were just like paintings they were so intricately done. On re-entering the Metro Steve was jousled at the ticket barrier and then felt a hand going into his pocket for his mobile phone. I’m sorry to say that was enough for us and we are happy not to go there again.
Many tourists looking down the crater as we do, few follow a guided tour cicling the whole monster. We add another hike downhills. Some spots have little or no vegetation yet. You see the structure of the lava flows. We meet some mushroom collectors. I collect some Vesuvuis gravel I plan to make art with back home. Heavy stuff - I guess it contains quite some share of iron.
Back in Pompeij: summer sale at Bennetton
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility