A long cruise - Naples, Italy - part 2

jim_1 Zone 5B Illinois(5b)June 29, 2014

This is an early morning shot. The Isle of Capri.

We're off the ship, we've met our guide and ready to roll. We will be going to Ravello, Amalfi, Positano and Sorrento before returning to the ship in the late afternoon.

Here is a link that might be useful: Map of Amalfi Coast tour

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jim_1 Zone 5B Illinois(5b)

We are heading to Ravello, Italy. I had never heard of the town, but thousands of people go there each year for the Ravello Music Festival.

At 1200 feet, the 2,500 residents of this town are accustomed to tourists. Our Cruise Critic group of 8 is nothing to them. This is the way most of the residents of the area live.

    Bookmark   June 29, 2014 at 2:37PM
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mawheel

The 'residents of Ravello' must also be used to walking and climbing up and down those 'hills"--really more like mountain sides! Is bus service available or is it mainly 'foot power"?

It looks like a beautiful little town; hope the tourist traffic provides a good source of income for them.

    Bookmark   June 29, 2014 at 6:00PM
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jim_1 Zone 5B Illinois(5b)

As I stood there looking at this, I could not see any roads. There might be, but I was not able to see them.

At the bottom of the hill is this village - Minori. We were there on a Saturday morning and there had been some fireworks in Minori. I asked our guide and he speculated that it was as a result of a wedding.

    Bookmark   June 29, 2014 at 7:09PM
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jim_1 Zone 5B Illinois(5b)

The caption for this photo is farming on the slope near Ravello. That is a steep slope, but it is also very common along the Amalfi coast.

    Bookmark   June 29, 2014 at 7:12PM
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jim_1 Zone 5B Illinois(5b)

Piazza Centrale in Ravello, Italy. It is a quiet Saturday morning in November. Not much is really going on in this small town. In the summer, I am sure it is bustling.

    Bookmark   June 29, 2014 at 7:13PM
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jim_1 Zone 5B Illinois(5b)

Saturday morning in Ravello, women lined up for mammograms. I don't know how often this occurs. I did not see anyone preparing to pay within this mobile clinic on the piazza.

    Bookmark   June 29, 2014 at 7:16PM
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jim_1 Zone 5B Illinois(5b)

All done with his street sweeping chores. There were two gents working on the piazza.

    Bookmark   June 29, 2014 at 7:17PM
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jim_1 Zone 5B Illinois(5b)

These steps lead up to private homes from the central plaza.

    Bookmark   June 29, 2014 at 9:03PM
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