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Good Morning Everyone,

Sorrento was opposite to Rome in so many ways!
It was calmer, cleaner and less crowded.

It was difficult for our bus to locate the hotel as some streets had been made one way, and streets in Sorrento were definitely not made to accommodate modern buses!

My heart skipped a beat, when we did eventually reach our hotel and saw this view from our balcony! Can you imagine how we felt, to see right across Naples Bay to Vesuvius!

Although Vesuvius is an icon we all wish to see it is a very threatening volcano. ­it isn't a question of IF it erupts but WHEN. Ge­ologists and volcanologists who study the volcano readily concede that Mount Vesuvius is overdue for an explosion [source: Fraser]. For that reason, the Vesuvius Observatory monitors seismic activity, gas emissions and other indicators 24 hours a day to know at the earliest point when it may blow.

The infamous volcano is best known for its nearly instantan­eous decimation of neighbouring towns Pompeii and Herculaneum in A.D. 79. Considered one of the world's most dangerous, it is also the only active volcano on Europe's mainland. Nevertheless, 600,000 people live in the 18 towns at its base that comprise the "red zone." Info from - Howstuffworks

Still, I was perfectly happy to explore Sorrento and its ancient neighbours.

Enjoy your day, sadly it's raining here but we have had some warm, autumn weather previously, Bev :-)

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