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Oct 16, 2017 - Canine class to Salerno, gateway to the Amalfi coast.

A slow start from Siracusa railway station. Sundays are quiet. Our new second class rail carriage was brand new, Very comfortable. Clean toilets but no food or drink vendors. Luckily we had packed our picnic from the Ortigia market the previous day. As we passed through Catania, Etna had shrugged her veil, and was proudly standing tall, wearing a mere wisp of smoke. Nice to see her. Hope she stays quiet. Once we arrived at Messina in Sicily, our train went into the bowels of a ship, and we took about 25 minutes to get to the Italian...

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Apr 28, 2016 - Bus to Salerno via Amalfi & Positano

The SITA bus to the Amalfi coast was right across the street from the station but by the time we got to it we would have been standing the whole way, it was JAMMED! So Bon smartly said we should wait for the next one. We were first in line for the next one which left at ll:15, and allowed Bonnie to go and buy fruit and yogurt at a nearby market...great! Plus, we were in the very front seats which would have been great if they hadn't jammed this bus too and there were 3 people standing in front of us blocking our view out the front, ha! So...

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Jun 7, 2014 - Salerno

Travel to Salerno by Frecciarossa,high speed train. Up to 300kph! Felt like only half that speed,so smooth. 2 hours to Salerno,one stop at Naples. B&B a little hard to find. Back off Main Street and no signage out front. Had to ring owner to come and let me in. Nice room,right on one of the main streets in Salerno. Pedestrian only again. Nice seafront setting. Southern gateway to the Amalfi Coast. Old part of town reminded me of Genoa a lot. Narrow,dark cobbled streets,great to look around.checked out where boats depart for Positano,think...

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Mar 27, 2014 - Amalfi Coast

Cut and paste from our great day trip. We cover the whole coast. The Amalfi Coast (Italian: Costiera Amalfitana) is a stretch of coastline on the southern coast of the Sorrentine Peninsula in the Province of Salerno in Southern Italy. The Amalfi Coast is a popular tourist destination for the region and Italy as a whole, attracting thousands of tourists annually.[1] During the 10th–11th centuries, the Duchy of Amalfi existed on the territory of the Amalfi Coast, centered in the town of Amalfi. The Amalfi coast was later controlled by the...

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Jul 17, 2011 - Road Trip to Southern Italy

Ciao from Salerno! I am so excited that we have finally made it down to Southern Italy, where Serena’s family is from. Alessio, Serena, and I spent all day Friday driving from Milano all the way down to Salerno. It is supposed to only be about an 8 hour trip, but it ended up taking us close to 11 hours because of terrible traffic and accidents the whole way down. The ride was actually a lot of fun though. Mom – the non drowsy Dramamine you got me is a life saver! I haven’t been carsick once this entire trip. We spent the whole ride...

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Apr 21, 2010 - Day 8 - La Morella

I am sitting in the warm spring sunshine listening to a symphony of birdsong and the distant rumble of tractors working the field. The humming of bees and the croaking of pond frogs provide the percussion and the aroma of citrus trees fills the air. All is finally right with the world! Today is a day of doing pretty much nothing. We've taken a wander through some of the property, watched the farmhands picking strawberries and saw an interesting contraption that harvests the rocket (rucola). Took a drive to the local supermarket, missed the...

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Apr 20, 2010 - Day 7 - Rome to Bellizzi

After picking up our new Peugeot and becoming accustomed to the right hand side of the road full of crazy Italian drivers we made our way down south to Bellizzi, near Salerno in Campania. It is a little unnerving at first not being able to read any of the road signs as you really don't know if you're breaking the law or not. It's also a little difficult at first to predict the local drivers until you realise they care little about any laws that may or may not exist. If Dubai has a yearning for big and beautiful, then Italy has a need for...

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Hambrooks on Holiday

Jun 2, 2009 - our last night in Paris!

Here we are on our last night in Paris trying to post on a Euopeqn keyboqrd! I had thought i was donewith churches whenwe got to Paris, but upon strolling down to the Seine River on our first night, I turned and withastonishment and the dropping of my jaw exclaimed; "Ohmy God, Salima, it's Notre Dame!" The cathedral was not only grand and huge, but its facade had a delicacy that was jsut captivating! Also, though the site of it was literally awesome, i had a flood of memories of when i was a young mqn of 20, studying to be an engineer but...

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Oct 18, 2007 - Saleryes???? SalerNO

Ciao Ciao, We are writing you now from Naples as we have arrived from our three day stay in the coastal town of Salerno. We were staying with a Canadian Lady named Dianne who rents out her place to travellers at an affordable rate to really experience authentic Italy. What we somehow missed was that she lives in the apartment with you. Real authentic. It wouldn't have been the end of the world if she didn't share alot of personal information, her dog didn't smell so bad, and she had hot water. It made for alot of funny jokes and laughs...

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Oct 28, 2006 - Salerno area

Bob, Mimi, Bob & Kathy spent 5 nights in Salerno and visited other sites on the Amalfi Coast. Walked the old section of Salerno to locate the Duomo and the Botanical Garden. We took a "thrilling" bus ride along the coast and cliffs to reach Positano. One of Kathy's favorite trips!!! Our planned return trip on a ferry did not work because it was no longer running at that time of the day. Therefore, we had a second, more thrilling, bus trip as the bus was now on the cliff downslope side of the road!! At Positano, we had a great lunch in a...

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