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  • Day52

    Helikopterrundflug über den Vesuv!

    September 26 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Ich kam ins Office um den Dienstplan einzusehen und wurde schon von meinen Kollegen mit den Worten begrüßt: "Du Arme hast morgen den einzigen Ausflug zum Übersetzen erwischt.... Aber es ist zugleich der mit Abstand geilste Ausflug!"

    Ja die Freude war kaum zu bändigen als ich auf den Dienstplan geschaut hatte und für den Helikopterrundflug über Capri, Vesuv, Herculaneum, Pompeji, Amalfi, Positano und Sorrent eingeteilt wurde. Laut Plan gab es 7 verfügbare Plätze und nur 5 davon wurden gebucht. Uiuiui dementsprechend sollte ich mitfliegen. Die Vorfreude war riesengroß!

    Die Enttäuschung dementsprechend jedoch auch als sich herausstellte, dass es sich um ein Missverständnis der Reiseagentur gehalten hat. Es gab zwar 7 freie Plätze, jedoch nur im Minivan zum Heli. Im Heli selbst waren lediglich 5 Plätze verfügbar. 😩😩😩
    Ich durfte also 1,5h mit den lieben Gästen im Minivan verbringen und fleißig übersetzen um dann von unten zu winken als sie mit dem Heli abgehoben waren. 🤬🤬🤬
    Aber hey, immerhin hab ich in der Zwischenzeit mit dem Fahrer und Guide eine Flasche landestypischen Limoncello und Meloncello geleert. 😁
    Es war gestern auch recht bewölkt, so dass der Schwenk über den Vesuv eh gestrichen wurde. 😈 Von daher hatte es vielleicht doch etwas Gutes. Meine Chefin weiß Bescheid und somit werde ich nochmal zu einem Heliausflug eingetragen um dann auch abheben zu können.

    Hier mal noch ein paar Eindrücke des Guides, der vergangene Woche bei strahlendem Sonnenschein mitfliegen durfte. Aber hey, die Sicht gestern war eh viiiieeeel zu schlecht. 😉 Da mach ich das doch lieber noch mal bei Sonnenschein.
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  • Day10

    Chiostro di San Francesco

    May 15 in Italy ⋅ 🌧 16 °C

    During our visit, there was a display of inlaid wood "paintings" or 'intarsia' by a well-known local artist named Giuseppe Rocco that were really quite remarkable.

    This is built on the ruins of a 7th-century monastery. Next to it is a late-medieval church, both dedicated to St Francis of Assisi, and is a showpiece of various architectural styles from pre-Roman through Arabic to medieval. We did not visit the church,

    The cloister, built at the same time as the church features an Arabic portico and interlaced arches supported by octagonal pillars, is a tranquil garden filled with bougainvillea and vines that climb over arched arcades, which are made of soft tufa stone and rubble pinched from earlier pagan temples. During the summer there are art exhibitions and concerts set to the stunning backdrop of the cloister and it is also one of Sorrento’s most popular venues for weddings.
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  • Day10

    I Giardini di Cataldo

    May 15 in Italy ⋅ 🌧 16 °C

    I Giardini di Cataldo was founded in 1999 by Salvatore Esposito in honor of his father Cataldo who firmly believed in the preserving and handing down of traditions to future generations. Apart from producing citrus fruits, the Esposito family of I Giardini di Cataldo is devoted to the production of liqueurs, marmalade, and gelato ice cream using artisanal techniques.
    There is a lemon grove in the heart of Sorrento with a store / café in front selling their products including gelato and limoncello.
    We each had a gelato enjoyed at a table under the lemon trees.
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  • Day9

    Relaxing Morning at Villa Carolina

    May 14 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    A cool breezy day to start but bright and promising. Great breakfast spread with eggs made to order from their own chicken and ducks. Took a stroll around the property - very lovely and they have their own lemon trees, olive trees, garden and chicken coop. We would later find out they can about 400 bottles of plum tomatoes every season in addition to making their own olive oil. A very busy couple - Carlo is a trained chef and bar manager and he made the best latte/expresso/americanos on the trip. Emanuela is very personable, helpful, and organized with excellent English skills. She obviously has a good sense of style as the place was very contemporary in its home décor; Carlo called it "the woman touch". Two resident dogs including a Lab accompanied Carlo on his property rounds.

    Doug wanted to catch up on some photo work so Nancy just relaxed and in the afternoon we decided since the sun was out we would just get a beer to go with the cheese we had bought at the market in Rome and relax on the terrazza until it was time to go to town for dinner.
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  • Day10

    Dinner at Villa Carolina

    May 15 in Italy ⋅ 🌧 14 °C

    Emanuela taught us how to make Ravioli alla Caprese (from nearby Island of Capri) and we had it for dinner. Met a pleasant couple Joanne and Arthur from New Jersey who had rented a car and there was a mix up in their booking and other adventures. Very pleasant. They will be leaving from Naples the same day we leave from Rome.Read more

  • Day8

    Dinner at Villa Carolina

    May 13 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    You can tell by our faces that we love Villa Carolina. On Doug's suggestion, Nancy dashed out of the train station to find the shuttle and hold it while he brought the suitcases as we knew we would barely make it. We were quite relieved that we made the connection and arrived about 15 minutes later and were seated at dinner at 8 pm. The dinners at the Villa were lovely and very good value at €25 each for antipasto, primi (in this case spaghetti with zucchini) and dolci (tonight an amazing ricotta cake and ice cream from Il Duomo, a gelateria owned by Carlos's sister that we later visited on Corso Italia). We were both pretty exhausted and fell right to sleep in our lovely room.

    Distance: 17,782 steps
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  • Day11

    Dinner at Villa Carolina (again!)

    May 16 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    We decided we'd try for the shuttle after the ship docked and made it - 13 minutes to get from Porto all the way up the stairs to the train station with time to spare. Emanuela put together a "board" - olives, some beans in dressing, focaccia (which was a bit hard on the teeth) and Nancy used the rest of the young pecorino cheese she had bought at the Mercato in Rome along with some fruit from the other day. Doug rounded things out with two beers and two glasses of red wne and took a snap of the sun going down on our last day. It was a bit chilly that night so we tucked into our warm room quickly after that. Nancy is still longing to do another walk through the countryside tomorrow which will be warmer but Doug and Emanuela both advise that the train can be unpredictable so we better move on first thing in the AM (boo hoo!).

    Distance:10,758 steps
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  • Day7

    Day 7 Travels

    May 12 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Couple sights near Termini.

    Bus H again to Termini.

    Short walk around the area. Then Bus H for Doug back home.

    After our visit to the Mercato, Doug went to visit the Basilica and Museum, while Nancy took familiar Bus H back home (still both of us are worried about her total lack of navigating Rome's streets). Doug made it to the museum before the downpour, then it eased but as he was leaving, it opened again, so back in the museum to see more!

    Around 16:40, Nancy was wondering if she missed an e-mail from Doug about his return (as he did not have a key to let himself in), so decided to go out and peek around the block to make sure. There he was, sitting at a café, sipping a tall cold beer and eating bruschetta! He muttered something about being coaxed into it by the young waiter and, after all, it was the last day to try this cafe and he had not had bruschetta in Roma yet. He'd only been there five minutes and still looked like he had staggered in from another day of intense sight, or should we say, church-going.

    For dinner, we ate what we had bought at the Mercato - an Italian spicy calzone pie with broccoli, pecorino cheese and salami stuffing, an eggplant and rice arancini (Sicilian suppli - no cheese). These are quite good, not greasy despite being fried, a caprese salad minus the basil and the rest of the red wine.

    On to new adventures tomorrow as we will travel south into Naples. Rick Steves describes Naples as one of his favourite European cities if you can look beyond the chaotic and somewhat seedy exterior. He describes Sorrento as a good choice for Americans so I am expecting somewhat the opposite of Naples ie less chaotic, more pastoral and less "seedy". Rome, we will be back in a few days for a last night in town. We have yet take a picture at Trevi Fountain - a must do before we leave.

    Distance: 17,687 steps; 7.5 km

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