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A travel journal to Campania by garymarsh6

Ancient City of Pompeii (Pompeii Scavi) Photo, Pompeii, Italy More Photos
Quote: A delightful week in such beautiful and stunning surroundings.

Villa Cimbrone and Gardens

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Attraction | "A Garden with a view."

Villa Cimbrone and Gardens Photo, Ravello, Italy
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Villa Cimbrone Gardens. Ravello, Amalfi coast.The Villa Cimbrone can be found on a precipice overlooking and towering above the delightful Amalfi coast giving unparalleled views towards the Gulf of Salerno and back along the Amalfi coast line to Amalfi far down below.The house has origins dating back to the 11th Century and has been added to at various times throughout its history at one point being used as a monastery. The house even has a small courtyard cloister in the middle of the building. The building is actually a bit of a folly as it has been added to by different families who have lived here. In 1904 whilst doing the grand tour which was the fashion of the gentry Ernest Beckett,...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 26, 2012

Villa Cimbrone and Gardens
Via S. Chiara, 26
Ravello, Italy
+39 089 857459

Vallone dei Mulini/Valley of the Mills

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Attraction | "Valley deep Mountain high!"

Vallone dei Mulini/Valley of the Mills Photo, Sorrento, Italy
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The Valley of the Mills.I had read about the valley of the Mills before going to Sorrento and found little information about it just that it was close to the centre of the town but with little information about where it was so you can imagine my surprise when we arrived in Sorrento from Naples airport only to be dropped by the coach right beside it!The valley of the Mills is so called because it is found in a very deep crevice cut out of the tufa due to two rivers that came down from the mountains meeting at this point before flowing down into the bay of Naples. The valley started to be formed after a violent eruption of Volcanoes in the area 35,000 years ago and the water finding it...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 9, 2012

Vallone dei Mulini/Valley of the Mills

Sorrento, Campania

Amalfi Coast Sights & Attractions

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The Amalfi coast. Photo, Amalfi Coast, Italy
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Scenic drive along the Amalfi coast.The drive along the Amalfi coast is perhaps one of the most stunning drives in the world driving along roads built into the sides of the cliffs that drop steeply into the sea hundreds of feet below you. It is certainly not a drive for those who are fainthearted as the drive involves hairpin bends, twisting and turning along the coast road.Where is the Amalfi coast?South of Naples stretching from the Sorrentine peninsular the road continues south to reach the plains of Salerno passing towns and villages built into the steep mountains that drop hundreds of feet into the sea below. The Amalfi coast is not renowned for its beaches by ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 8, 2012

Amalfi Duomo

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Attraction | "St. Andrews Cathedral, Amalfi."

Amalfi Duomo Photo, Amalfi, Italy
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St. Andrews Cathedral can be found in the Piazza Duomo just behind the main coastal road. There are parking facilities along the seafront and you just cross the road up a side street to the Piazza. You will be inspired by how beautiful the cathedral looks from the Piazza as it is at the top of a flight of 60 odd steps. The Cathedral stands majestically overlooking the Square.There has been a church at this site since around 500AD however a newer cathedral was built in around 900AD. The current cathedral was built in the 13th century and adjoins the original cathedral to the left of it.The façade of the Cathedral is quite impressive as far as Italian churches go as it is quite a...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 8, 2012

Amalfi Duomo
Corso R. Marinare
Amalfi, Italy

Ancient City of Pompeii (Pompeii Scavi)

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Attraction | "A look at the past."

Ancient City of Pompeii (Pompeii Scavi) Photo, Pompeii, Italy
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Pompeii.I am sure that there are not many people who have not heard of Pompeii the ruined city in Italy devastated and destroyed by the eruption of nearby Vesuvius in 79AD. This massive and famous volcano situated in the Naples region of Italy erupted in 79AD causing disastrous consequences to the towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum below. On the morning of 24th of August around about noon the first eruption took place hurling pumice and ash 30 Kilometres into the air. First-hand account of what happened was recorded by Pliny the younger and very thorough description helped piece together events of the day. He described a plume of smoke rising from Vesuvius all morning on the 24th of August ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 4, 2012

Ancient City of Pompeii (Pompeii Scavi)
Pompeii
Naples, Italy

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Gravesend, United Kingdom

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