Italy
Provincia di Salerno

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  • Day19

    Unscheduled Stop

    October 5, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Having left Pompeii we had to come to Salerno to change trains for Rome. We decided to break the journey and have a wander, and it was really worth it. A lovely place with history, a harbour, a Cathederal with a Pope interned in it, good food and friendly people. Well worth a visit.Read more

  • Day29

    Still on the run, hoping to reach Sicily

    November 4 in Italy ⋅ ☁️ 10 °C

    With all the internal movement restrictions kicking in today in Italy, we are relying on good old Italian disorganisation and praying to get on a ferry before they all stop 🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼 so we've basically been driving since we left the Netherlands... With a headlight out, and a dodgy handbrake... Nothing else will go wrong... 🤣Read more

  • Day27

    Amalfi Coast

    October 16, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Had an amazing four night stay on the Amalfi coast. Stayed at a beautiful AirBnB in Sorrento, and travelled from here. We had a seperate 2 bedroom house high up in the hills of Sorrento with stunning views of the township below, and the ocean across to Naples and Mt Vesuvius. The hosts recommended a local restaurant that picked us up and dropped us home so we ate there twice...it was even higher up on the hills and offered fantastic views.

    We pre-booked boat tours to Isle of Capri and Amalfi, and they were fantastic! Swimming into the Green Grotto on Capri was a highlight. Loved our stops in Positano and Amalfi as well.
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  • Day43

    Lebenselixier..

    August 4, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    Ein Tag wie ihn eine Camperfamilie gern verbringt.. ☺️🌞🌻🍉
    Kochen, spielen und baden im Fluss.

    Nach bereits über 4000 Kilometern Reise ❤️ durch acht Länder befinden wir uns im Nationalpark Cilento und Vallo di Diano am Fusse des sehr 🐁 Jurassic Park wirkenden Bergmassiv Montana Alburni. 🌳

    Dieser Ort hier ist auch bekannt für eines der größten Höhlensysteme Europas, der Grotte von Castelcivita.

    🎈
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  • Day15

    Amalfiiii

    July 1, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    Splashed out and got the most amazing bnb with a lemon orchard and stunning view of Sorrento. Then we visited Positano and swam at the beach then headed off to Amalfi along a sketchy cliffside road.

  • Day12

    Up to Ravello

    December 31, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    Ravello is about 4 km and 500 m up, a good aerobic walk! So I walked while Joe took the bus. We met up top and after the obligatory cappucino, we visited the Cathedral (some beautiful mosaics) and the Villa Rufolo (an old hodge podge of buildings from the XII century onward, bought by a rich guy and restored in the 19th century— the main attraction was the VIEWS!!!). Absolutely gorgeous views from up there.

    Trying to get good information on bus options down was nearly impossible, since it is New Year’s Eve. So a group of 8 piled into a cab and in a few minutes we were back in Amalfi.

    All of the restaurants are booked with gala dinners, so we have found a little enoteca that will feed us some dinner as long as we are out by 9:30. We hope to see the fireworks from the seaside promenade, but I fear that thousands of others will have the same idea!

    Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year!
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  • Day11

    Moved over to Amalfi

    December 30, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    A 20 mile trip from Sorrento to Amalfi takes 90 minutes on the bus — but don’t think you’d get there any faster driving it yoursef. The road twists and turns and twists again, along the coast. Since we already had visited Positano from Sorrento, we just stayed on the bus all the way to the charming, but VERY busy, town of Amalfi. If this is the off-season, I hate to think what it looks like in summer, but I am sure there is a burst of tourists between Christmas and New Years.

    We’re in an old hotel on the main square, with a view over the 12th century duomo (cathedral). That became a less attractive location when we learned there will be an all night party in the square tomorrow. (There’s another folkloric concert on the steps of the cathedral as I write, but it ends at 7 pm!). I knew about and was looking forward to the fireworks on the water, but had no idea that the concerts would begin after that. I should have brought my ear plugs from my Camino bag, I guess. Well, we hadn’t planned to do much on Jan. 1 anyway.

    This afternoon we visited an old paper-making factory, and by old, I mean 13th century old. Paper made of cotton fibers, not wood pulp. We saw the original pulp-making machine, as well as the 15th century newer version, as well as the 18th century one, all powered by water. They coated it in gelatin made from rabbit to make it less absorbent. And then hung it to dry for months!
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  • Day15

    Osteria dei Sapori -- Salerno

    January 3, 2019 in Italy ⋅ 🌙 2 °C

    So if you dream of eating in a non-touristy, small, family-run osteria in Italy, this is the place for you. In a 7-table place, with food options written on a piece of paper, we were the only foreigners over the two hours we were there. The entire operation took place in one small room. Dad was the cook, mom his assistant, daughter did everything else (except wash the dishes—there was a woman over in the corner continuously washing and drying). The food was excellent, the family so hospitable, and even with the most expensive bottle of wine at 25 euros, our bill was 80 euros. And that was with two courses each, and one dessert.

    Very nice way to end our stay here.
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  • Day50

    Amalfi Coast Italy

    July 4, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    Driving north from Scilly was a long day but the traffic was surprisingly light. We arrived at Salerno and the village of Pellezano for three nights. It's perched in the hills above Salerno at the base of the Amalfi peninsula. We took a hair raising bus trip around the peninsula on two bus rides around the narrow one way winding roads high above the coast. It was an awesome experience meeting other buses and traffic at speeds that defied gravity! We spent time at Amalfi and Positano and then caught the boat ferry back to give another perspective on this amazing photogenic part of the world.Read more

  • Day13

    Architecture, Music, and a Hike

    January 1, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 9 °C

    What a very nice way to start 2019– first, a visit to the cathedral (unfortunately the stunning romanesque facade was not matched with a similar interior — on orders of some king, the whole inside got a baroque make-over). St. Andrew is buried here, and his remains are reported to undergo a similar annual miracle as San Gennaro in Naples — instead of his blood liquifying, it is some substance that oozes out of the container of his remains. Rather grotesque, actually, but I get the role that faith plays in these things and in the lives of the congregants.

    Then a surprise — a chamber orchestra playing all sorts of music in a free concert inside the basilica. Our favorites were the various opera pieces — all very well known, from Carmen, Merry Widow, Granada, a few more. We enjoyed it a lot.

    From there, time to walk. Up, up, up again, just as high as yesterday, but to another town, Pontone, which looks across a gorge at Ravello. In Pontone, luckily, we found an unexceptional pizzeria open, so Joe could sit and eat while I went on to the Torre dello Ziro, and up to the ruined church of Sant Eustacio. Unfortunately, the site was closed —I would really have liked to see the apse up close.

    Back down just as the sun was setting — time to think about dinner options. Lots of restaurants seem to be closed, but there are crowds in the square outside our room again, enjoying more folklore. I am pretty sure there will not be late night concerts, at least I am hoping that’s the case!
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Provincia di Salerno, Salerne, Salerno

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