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Positano - Pompei

Trip Details

Road Trip 2006 III
Date: Tue, 08/08/2006
Motorcyclists: Nikos
Copilots: Despoina
Photographers: Nikos, Despoina
Authors: Nikos
Translators: Ragas
Map: Trip map
Photographs: Link

Sightseeing map

Tuesday 8/8/2006

Today’s experience confirmed once more my point of view: “If you don’t see something with your own eyes, don’t believe whatever you listen.”

We had not a single problem driving to and off with our motorcycle. Everything went as we had planed. In Pompue we parked our motorcycle without having to worry for not a single moment that we probably were the next victims.

Pompue was one hour away from Positano and that because we didn’t know how to go there. When we reached the place we parked right outside the archeological site of the city. There was a kiosk and it’ s old owner promised us that he keep an eye on it for as long as we would be in the archeological site. As a token of gratitude, but also because we needed him, we bought a tourist guide of the ancient Pompue.

The ticket costed 11€ per person and we left our jackets and helmets in the entrance that looked quite similar to those that the Greek clubs have. Then we went inside and started to wonder round the ancient city. For almost an hour we saw some of the sights and tried to orientate with the help of the signs and the tourist guide that we had bought from the kiosk. At some point we heard a guide speaking Greek and we saw a bunch of about fifty persons following him. Without second thought we followed… lost in the crowd and his magnificent stories.

We learned a lot for the sights that we saw. I was astonished by the ancient brothels. We listened to him for about three and a half hours and I still believe that we saw only half of the things that we could see. Arenas, theatres, houses, market, people covered with lava were only few of the things that we saw. They were truly amazing and unique!

Tired from walking and the hot sun we returned to Positano. It was a nice surprise the short break we did in order to eat to Scarjo Therme. In particular, we stopped in a very luxurious restaurant. It’ s tables were in a porch 15m giving us the impression that we were in the end of the drop! It was a very quite place and above two pools and with the view of the sea and the Vesuvius we ate delicious sea-food that costed round 50€ ( per two persons).

We returned to Positano and my first concern was to put oil to the chains of my motorcycle and fill up the reservoir in order to be ready for next day’s journey.

We choose to spent our last night in the beautiful Positano, in a restaurant called Saraceno d’ Oro under the sound of live Italian music and with delicious dishes (it costed 40€ per two persons).

We returned to our hotel in a very good mood. We packed our things and we settled our alarm clock to ring at 7 o’ clock in the morning.