Baia del Sole
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Day 062: 3 hours, 3.0 kms
Next morning I get a late start, spending a good couple hours just chilling in front of the computer at the hostel. It's OK—I’ve been pushing myself pretty hard these last couple of days and deserve a bit of a break. When I do finally get out the door and to the train station, I find that the train that stops in Scafati, where I stopped my hike yesterday ...
... almost a “city” feel to it with a bustling main avenue, and it also has the cramped old city feel in its alleyways that lead up to a domed cathedral. Yes, definitely more than just a “Napoli Suburb” here.
As a matter of fact, Torre also has some impressive ruins of its own: a beautiful Roman estate destroyed by the volcano. But I figure I’ll save my ruins exploring for when I get to Pompeii, which is right down the road. ...
Reaching Torre del Greco
There’s no way I’m going to backtrack all the way back to Ercolino. Instead, when I reach the first turn off I take a left, hoping it will take me to the next town down the road, Torre Del Greco. It looks like this is going to be a very long day of hiking, getting close to that 40 km mark again—and that not even counting the "vertical" kilometres I’ve hiked going up ...
... was. A minute later, another family of four: parents and two older boys came running towards the gate. "You are the last passengers! Hurry!" said the gate attendant. "What?! You mean we've missed this flight?" I asked. "If you don't want to miss this flight," said the attendant, "you need to get on this plane now!" "Not without my husband!" I said. "Where have you taken him?" No one seemed to know where he was or what was going on. It ...
... many souvenir stalls that were near the entrance to the ruins. Everything was expensive so we kept spending to a minimum.
We reached Sorrento mid-afternoon where we boarded mini buses for a tour of the beautiful Amalfi Coast to the picturesque village of Positano. Positano used to be a sleepy fishing village, it is now vibrant and alive. I loved Positano ...
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