Monthly Archives: January 2014

Two nights in Sorrento

It was a relief to sit in an air-conditioned coach after the heat and walk-about in Pompeii, making our way through Naples along the highway …        …onto Sorrento, skirting the Bay of Naples with a good view of Vesuvius .. … Continue reading

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Pompeii .. page 2

Continuing from my previous post … “On the road to Sorrento … first stop, Pompeii” Stabian Baths on Via Stabiana .. the oldest and one of three Roman baths in Pompeii.  The oldest part of the Stabian baths dates back to … Continue reading

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On the road to Sorrento : first stop .. Pompeii

“Andiamo”   let’s go …   a coach full of excited travelling companions looking forward to an adventure around Italy, experiencing new sights, tastes, an insight into history, fun and laughter!!!   That’s exactly what we got !! Antonella, our Tour Director, always … Continue reading

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Walk-about in Rome with our tour guide

If we hadn’t done ‘our own thing’   by spending a few days in Rome prior to starting the Trafalgar Tour, we would have missed so much of this amazing city.  The Tour only gives you one full day.   Most of that … Continue reading

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Tour of Rome continues …

First stop …. the Colosseum … (thro’ the coach windscreen) Group piccie first !!!  🙂 … then a wander through Rome’s greatest amphitheatre commissioned by Emporer Vespasian in AD 72, which hubby and I had done extensively a few days before.  But .. … Continue reading

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St Peter’s Basilica

From the Sistine Chapel, hubby and I, and our tour group, followed our local guide, keeping an eye on her colourful-scarf-attached-to-an-aerial, to the front entrance of St Peter’s – the most famous church in Christendom.  ‘Most of the great architects of the … Continue reading

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The Vatican Museum .. page 2

Shall we continue our guided tour?   Forgot to mention that we had a local guide for the day .. she was so good!!!   Unfortunately I cannot remember her name sadly 😦     Keeping up with our group and her colourful scarf … Continue reading

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