Atrani so beautiful
Trip Start May 05, 2011
9Trip End May 17, 2011
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Because Maria has friends in high places we were allow to visit the government building which used to be a palace of an aristocrat when we reached the town of Maiori. The original frescos were still there and we were told the story by the police officer about the meaning of the paintings. Actually he told Maria in Italian and she told us in English. Very interesting. This was a fairly modern city. The streets were flatter than any other place we had visited. The water that runs through the city and devides the street is their curse as well as the reason for their abundance. The town has been flooded several times claiming entire families.
Families were everywhere. Small children and babies. Much easier to raise a baby here. We sat and ate lunch and continued our march to Naples.
We stopped in the city of Vietri Sul Mer . Very small but just a beautiful as the other cities and the coast line was amazing. Onward ho. Next was Raito know for their ceramics, Beautiful. The architecture of the largest pottery factory was very interesting
Naples is good to see….from a distance. The place is a mess. They have problems with their garbage because they have no place to put it. So… it is piled to the sky on the side of the road, ruining the beauty that lies beneath. They have a beautiful coast line and a couple of amazing castles but it is hard to see them because of the trash. We purchased a hop on hop off bus tour for tomorrow but have decided to stay in and sleep to get ready to prepare for our departure. This isn’t a city that you want to hang out in. I feel bad for the lovely people who are trying to make a living her because it must be very hard. 3 biggest city in the world. We had our good bye dinner at a pizza restruant that was wonderful. I am going to miss everyone so much. This has been an incredible adventure with some amazing people. We are having our reunion at Marv’s house. Terry is organizing it. This was a trip that will have a life time of memories. One day of sleep, then good-bye Italy. So sad.