June - July 2019
  • Day2

    Day 1. London

    June 25, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    We’ve finally made it. Staying at adriana’s brothers place (Ealing). 30 mins from London.
    Ealing: home of big red mail box, small bus bench seat & Benny hill recording studio.

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    Day 2. London rest day

    June 26, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☁️ 17 °C

    Sleep in. Leisurely breakfast. Caught train to oxford street. Absolutely LOVE the architecture. Saw Shaftesbury monument with anteros (Greek god of love for man) atop
    Can’t believe the scale of things - a 4 story Nike shop ( including DJ playing tunes) & 4 story M&M store!
    Dinner at a local burger chain then a few ales at the local pub. Very British!Read more

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    Day 3. London to naples

    June 27, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 33 °C

    Up early. Flight to Naples. Lunch with adriana’s aunties & uncles. Walk around Naples. Beautiful town of Portici including Santuaro Church (Santuaro was Patron of potrici) & Port of Portici. Highlights were Mt Vesuvio in the distance & narrow roadway & small cars

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    Day 4. Naples

    June 28, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 33 °C

    Up early for drive up mt Vesuvio. Quick breakfast then walked around Naples for 6 hours enjoying its splendor. Amazing place featuring
    -Castelnuovo maschio angioino constructed by French kings in late 1200s
    -Vicolo st
    -Basilica st Francis of Paula
    Full family dinner at local Portici pizzaria

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    Day 5. Pompeii & Sorrento

    June 29, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    Train to Pompeii. Amazing historical site. Back on train to Sorrento. Walked thru the town to get to beach. So glad we came - I love bondi BUT this is a whole new level. Sorrento = breathtaking. Train home. Day finished with another family dinner in our honor.

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    Day 6 Capri

    June 30, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    Ferry from port of Napoli to Capri. Swim in morning. Capri bus to transit steep & narrow roads to last of family haven’t met. Amazing views on way up. Lunch there. Blue grotto was open in arvo - highlight of trip. More swimming & some daredevil rock jumping. Sit at bar overlooking magnificent vista. Heaven. Night walk around Capri. Brilliant dayRead more

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    Day 7. Capri

    July 1, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    Lovely breakfast at villa. Ride up to Seggiovia monte solaro (chair lift to top of Capri). Ultramagnificent views of a beautiful island ( including Faraglioni = 3 rocks In the sea). Walk around Capri town along Via vittorio emanuelle.
    Down to port riding the furnicolare di Capri. Goodbye magnificent Capri. Ferry back to porticello for last night with relatives.Read more

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    Day 8. Naples to Rome

    July 2, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 32 °C

    Up early to catch fast train from Naples to Rome. Check in to hotel & walk to colosseum. Magnificent town. Evening walk around town including Trevi fountain- fantastic.

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    Day 9. Rome

    July 3, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 32 °C

    Taxi to Vatican museum. Amazingly magnificent precinct. So hard to imagine it’s immense beauty. Sistine chapel awesome. Walk to St. Peter’s basilica. Equally amazingly brilliant. Got my pidgeon shot too Ev. Evening walk to pantheon, piazza novone & Spanish steps

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    Day 10. Rome to Florence

    July 4, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    Fast train from Rome to Florence. Another train then bus to Pisa. Great precinct. Obligatory tower photo. Walk around town taking more spectacular sights in:
    San Lorenzo basilica (Jitto designed bell tower).
    Duomo = biggest bricks & Morter cathedral
    Michaelangelos statue of David (replica). Neptune fountain.
    Dinner is a steak Florentine style (1 kg shared between 2)
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