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Day 10- Venice, Ravenna-Assisi, Sorrento

sunny 27 °C

Out of Venice and off to Ravenna where we visited yet another church. This one is renowed for all its mosiac work and lots of it there was. John, as usual was fascinated with the huge marble columns.

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Then off to Assisi and the home of St. Frances. Stunning structures, visited the tomb of St. Frances of Assisi.

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SORRENTO is located on the Amalfi Coast. Down the west side of Italy past Rome on the Meditterean Sea. How to describe that area………stunning, awesome, breathtaking…Here, look for yourself. Last one is Mt. Vesivus.

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After checking into Roseo Hotel in Sorrento (on a Cliffside and we had rooms with the Med Sea view too), we all jumped into 2 mini tour buses for our trip further down the coast to Positano where we took the coastal road weaving and winding amongst the cliffs of the Amalfi Coast. This road was so tight that there is no turning back, once you are going one way, you have to continue!

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Sorrento and Positano

28 °C

SORRENTO is located on the Amalfi Coast. Down the west side of Italy past Rome on the Meditterean Sea. How to describe that area………stunning, awesome, breathtaking…Here, look for yourself.

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After checking into Roseo Hotel in Sorrento (on a Cliffside and we had rooms with the Med Sea view too), we all jumped into 2 mini tour buses for our trip further down the coast to Positano where we took the costal road weaving and winding amongst the cliffs of the Amalfi Coast. This road was so tight that there is no turning back, once you are going one way, you have to continue!

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Wednesday, Sorrento Day 12

rain 18 °C

WEDNESDAY, June 2 - Day 12 -

Up to a cool, misty day for our visit to the inlaid wood furniture and jewellery boxes and serving tray factory. Short example of how tools are made with John interested in old woodcutting like band saw. Ok, finally found the pic...ah...seems as if it is a video, as you can see John has a few camera problems but hey, he looks good.........lmao

Update...couldn't upload properly, will try later.

Then we had free time to sightsee…..so we thought….it started to rain and rain and rain and soon, we were soaked and I mean soaked….too many tourist, too little canopies on a hillside town. Did that stop us………no…….tours waiting, so we headed over to the ferry terminal and jumped the ferry to Capri Isle. I think it is beautiful but seeing as it rained torrentially all afternoon, we spent the time in an enclosed restaurant and enjoyed a three hour lunch, never once complaining about slow service. After all, we were wet and we were 1 of many wet people to find a dry place to hang out. Nothing beats a $50 Euro lunch does it?? From our short walk around Capri whilt it wasn’t pouring, it appears that Capri is for the rich and rich. Fancy high class shops with high class prices.

But good choice of the day…….John and I wore sandals…yippee, didn’t have the squish, squish of running shoes all day like others did!!

Arriving back at our hotel at 6, we were greeted with “Mr. Sun” who thereafter stayed in the sky till sunset. Oh, forgot to mention that locals say…it never rains on Amalfi Coast…only about 3 days a year”. So why did Vesuvius have to rain on us on our day? Oh, well, we have had more sun than cool or wet, so we can’t really complain.

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Sorrento, Pompeii and Rome

sunny 25 °C

THURSDAY, June 3 - Day 13

Off to Rome via Pompeii- the city frozen in time with the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD. Amazing. And some other little know amazing things about the place…..32 million people visit each year and pay $15 Euro each ……CASH….no credit cards or debt cards. Limited parking, limited bathroom facilities (2 holes @ .50 E each), no handicapped facilities. It was very hot there and we were very glad that we had our tour as soon as gates opened at 8:30. Tour groups seem to be scheduled about every 2 minutes….very congested. The last photo is some hieroglyphics (sp) in the brothel house that was uncovered...interesting stuff!

Naples is still very much like the godfather’s time……..if you know what I mean…still lots of hand shaking going on!

Stopped into a WWII Cemetery on way on Rome, very, very sad….it was the Commonwealth Cemetery and there were lots of Canadian boys resting there…….and I mean boys…19 - 25. Reality check!!

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In Rome at Sheraton Roma at moment, off to train tomorrow to get to Cinque Terre. Don't know where this is...well, google it!! Catch you later, my friends and family!

Arrivederci

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Cinque Terre

I felt sorry for all you so here's the link to some info on Cinque Terre

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinque_Terre

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