60 Days in Europe: Day 2/May 31

Italics are used for my original journal entries.

May 31, 2014 – Ciampino – Herculaneum – SorrentoIMG_0370

Awoke at 5:30 well-rested. Packed and went to cafe and enjoyed tea, cappuccino and pastry at an outdoor table. 

Took a short train to Roma Termini. Struggled to arrange our train to Sorrento via Herculaneum (Ercolano). L. scored 2 bus. class seats on the express to Naples, dep. at 10:15. While waiting we strolled the neighborhood and split a ciabatta from a local spot.

Raining in Naples.Caught train to Ercolano Scavi. Entered ruins 1:15 (sun shining) – after pizza and gelato!

Herculaneum – 1:30-4:30.

Train on to Sorrento, with Nigel, Melissa & Dena, from Nottinghamshire.

In Sorrento, we met an older English couple as we ate at an outdoor table.

…Trevor, who along with his wife Cindy, we met when we went to a nearby pizzeria @ 8:00. They live in the Lake District. Also married 30 years. He organizes outdoor rec for people with disabilities; she teaches Pilates.

They made some suggestions for when we visit the area in July: Catbells Walk near Portinscale on Derwent Water, Honister Pass, and a scenic route for our drive north to Oban in Scotland.

Video: The bell tower chiming in Sorrento.

 

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