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May 23, 2017 - Naples.UPDATE NOTES

Hi All, WARNING AND APOLOGY....it seems the photos are not loading properly, if you stop at about Santorini just remember where you were, return to the small photos and click in the next one you could not see, that will then allow you to see them all.........sorry not sure about the cause of this problem....... Wow what a trip so far. We flew from Dubai to Rome via Doha then were picked up by the hotel shuttle and taken to Civitacecchi, about an hour from the airport, the port for Rome and boarded the ship the next day. Ports of call were...

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Apr 28, 2017 - The Tour Heads South

Pompeii, Sorrento & Capri - April 27-29 After three wonderful days in Rome, Victor and I hired a taxi, loaded it with everyone's suitcases, backpacks and camera bags and headed to the hotel that is the start of our tour. We were happy that the rest of our family were able to head out to enjoy Rome. At the hotel, we met our wonderful tour director, Anna Spadola, with her long flaming red hair. She was charmingly wonderful and we look forward to sharing this adventure in her expert hands. Unfortunately for the grandkids, our bus left the next...

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Nov 5, 2016 - Naples Italy - Jewel of the Seas

Today was the best tour of all. When they cancelled our shore excursion at Athens, they offered us another excursion at half price. We jumped at that and quickly booked the Amalfi Coast and Pompeii by land and sea. It was excellent. Our tour guide was experienced and new everything there was to know about the sights along our tour. First stop was Pompeii. Pompeii was an ancient Roman town-city near modern Naples. Pompeii, along with Herculaneum and many villages in the surrounding area, was mostly destroyed and buried under 13 to 20 feet of...

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Retired at Last!

Oct 4, 2016 - Pompeii at last

What an interesting day. I think we’ve had four seasons in one day. It has been cold, rainy, humid and hot. Up early so we could get ready and to breakfast before our tour departed at 7.45am. On coach 30 with Roberto and an absolutely fabulous driver, Carlos … and he was good!!! It was overcast to commence the day as we drove the windy, narrow road to Sorrento. Roberto was into avoiding crowds so we did our tour backwards as there were seven cruise ships in port today and all of them had at seven or eight tours going to Pompeii, filled...

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Luke's Football Tour

Sep 30, 2016 - Naples and Rome

Naples 28-30 September Well what can I say about this crazy city. It is chaotic, dirty, noisy, busy, full of history, but with a certain charm. Am staying at an Airbnb with a young woman and her mum who took me through the crazy traffic on the back of her motor cycle this morning. It was a mix of thrilling and fear. She wove in and out of the traffic - like everyone else- sometimes I thought my knees would graze against a car. Anyway I've lived to tell the tale. Mama must be close to 60. I was on my way to the National Archeological...

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Pam's Europe 2016

Jul 10, 2016 - Pompeii

Today we had an exhausting and sometimes frustrating trip to Pompeii. We were up at the crack of dawn so we could catch our 7:30 a.m. train to Naples. Once we got to Naples, we had to figure out how to get Pompeii. It was complicated to find the right train going to the right place in Pompeii. Nobody speaks English. There are no signs in English. You just have to fend for yourself. After several set backs, we finally made it to Pompeii. It was 91 degrees today plus humidity and we were HOT! Pompeii is pretty awesome. It had twenty thousand...

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Jun 28, 2016 - Naples, Pompeii, Amalfi and Capri

Tuesday 28th June 2016 Our Express train to Naples does not leave until 10.41am and so we have ample time for shower, breakfast, coffee and other stuff before we head to the train station just up the hill – 3 mins walk. But as we are early, we go and watch the tours arriving at Pompeii – and there are lots again – and the touts are out in force – tours here and tours there! Our train is late – but we are pleased to find that the train is quiet and air conditioned and speeds along – but at certain stations only a couple of the doors open and...

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Jun 5, 2016 - Naples

Slowly got out of bed and enjoyed our breakfast cart on the balcony. Packed up and said goodbye to Archie the host's dog. He was as sad as we were to leave. We headed into Naples and went downtown to the Duomo. Walked around for a bit but thought that we should check out the location of the ferry that we were taking. So we put in the location to the ferry and it said that we would be there in 11 hours. WHAT... that doesnt sound good. Oh yea the GPS was in pedestrian mode. So changed it to car and it said that we would be there at 2040 hrs....

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Jun 5, 2016 - Amalfi Coast

Our Amalfi coast tour was an 8 passenger Mercedes van... very comfortable! (more on that later) Yesterday's 6 companions were from New York, Montreal and Boston. Our guide, Carmoni, was very fluent (perhaps just a bit too fluent)...But was nevertheless a competent courteous driver. These are no small attributes when driving this incredibly narrow, winding, twisting and steeply inclined piece of marvellous Italiano 19th century engineering We left the port city of Salerno at 8 am heading north on the Autostrada A3 toward Naples, south of...

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Jun 4, 2016 - Pompeii

Our host brought us a wonderful breakfast this morning on a cart that we wheeled out the balcony. We ate warm chocolate croissants over looking the water. On the road and headed to Pompeii where we spent the day walking about the city of Pompeii. It was incredible. We walked the streets and walked through squares, markets as they have been years ago. We walked through the Villa de Mysteries, which is an entire villa that remains in excellent condition. You can still see painting on the walls. The pillars at the entrance look in perfect...

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Jun 3, 2016 - Back to the Main Land

Started the day with breakfast at the hotel. There was a large cloud over the island and it started to rain just as we headed down stairs. Watch the mountain appear from the middle of the cloud as the rain stopped. Then we checked out and headed to the bus stopped. Took the bus over to Anacapri and down to the Blue Grotto. It looked amazing from where we stood on the edge of the cliff. We went down the stairs to see what we could from the little dock at the bottle. As Elton leaned over to catch as snap shot a wave came up and soaked his...

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Jun 2, 2016 - Capri

Today we checked out and headed down the highway to Sorrento to catch the ferry to Capri. Along the roadway in Sorrento I saw a sign for All Day English Breakfast. Stop the car. So we pull into the alleyway and park. We go in and order breakfast. As we are sitting there Elton is uncomfortable where the car is. The owner comes up and says that we should not park there. He goes and directs Elton down the street to the gas station. That is where we should park. So we do. He says its ok.... so we have a great breakfast. Eggs, bacon, sausage,...

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