Ready For The Off

So here we are, suitcase packed and ready to begin our Italian adventure.


That’s the good news. The bad is that we will have to set out at silly o’clock in the morning. Our flight is due to take off at 06:00 which means leaving the house at around 02:00, and that is my normal time for hitting the hay. So not much sleep tonight.

The flight gets into to Naples around 09:30, which means we will have the best part of  the day to really get our holiday started.

We are staying at the Towers Hotel Stabiae Sorrento Coast


The hotel is a converted cement works ….


….. hence the fairly blocky, industrial appearance.

However, its position right on the beach and the superb views across the Bay of Naples more that make up for the external appearance.

The hotel is in the perfect location as a base to explore the Amalfi Coast, Naples, Sorrento, Capri, Pompeii and Herculaneum.

The great adventure starts tomorrow. I’ll let you know how our holiday progresses over the next 10 days….



Naples, Sorrento, Capri, the Amalfi Coast

In a few days my wife and I will be heading to Italy and the bay of Naples. We will be based at a hotel about half way between Naples and Sorrento. As this is our first time to this region it will be something of an adventure.

Obviously we plan to do the major sites, like Vesuvius, Pompeii (and/or Herculaneum). A day trip up and down the Amalfi Coast road, probably a day trip to the island of Capri as well as the Sorrento peninsula and Sorrento itself.

Does anyone out there have any suggestions with regard to any other “must see’s” or “must do’s” .

We will be out there for 10 days and have a hire car so can get around a bit.

We are not museum buffs, nor are we into adventure sports. We do like nice scenery and gentle walks, interspersed with a bit of food and wine.

So come on, hit me with your best shots. What are the less known about, perhaps less touristy things we should be considering ?

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