I am not the first to comment on the welcome given to us by Salvatore. We were given the intial brief on arrival (which was in truth not the best time as we had been travelling since 0400!) We were given great little tips and advice throughout our 6 day stay, and with the help of sign language and Google Translate we managed to have some nice chats!.
The BandB is located about 50m from Pompei sanctuary station on the Circumvesuviana. Not a plush rail network by any measure but functional. Over the street from the BB is a very good local shop, which has a range of fresh food and the staple UK type foods for picky 8 year olds! The staff there were very good but got stumped when I asked for fruit squash (you will need to buy juice or ice tea, they don't do Robinsons!).
Inside the B+B are 3 rooms and we stayed in the Pompei room (kids in bunks and the double shown on the website). The room was clean and comfortable. Having a kitchenette was a real bonus for us because of our little picky child - having paid 15 euro for a plate of white pasta and some chicken we decided to cook ourselves. The shop over the street was great for all we needed to make pizza and pasta meals, salad and fruit. The kitchenette is equipped with a hob, small oven and a fridge. Other than that we had brakfast in the room or on the roof terrace, built a pack up from the little shop each day.
We stayed for 6 days and explored most of the usual sights. We found the ruins excellent and it was helpful that the kids entered for free to all the sites. We travelled by Circumvesiviana train which was generally easy and frequent. About 5 minutes after getting on the Alibus from the airport I was glad not to have hired a car...it is a utterly crazy idea to rent a car in Naples, and if you do always make sure you have not got a massive excess!!
Disappointing aspects of the trip were The Archeological Museum in Naples. Many of the galleries were closed or missed exhibits (because they have been shipped to London for the exhibit there). We found Sorrento a bit dull, mainly because we are not really shoppers. The trip up Vesuvius was going to cost us 110 euro so we decided to go to the cable car in Stabia only to find this was closed. We did go up the tower at the church (more a cathedral really) in Pompeii and that gave a fantastic panorama of the entire Bay of Naples. This cost us 9 euro so mr tight wad was happy!!
Overall I think this was a really worthwhile trip, one I have wanted to go on since I was 11(long ago!) On reflection I would have done 3 days rather than 6 because the kids got a bit bored with 'old stones'. There is not that much to entertain the iPOD generation.
If I return to Pompei again it will certainly be to Dolcevita, I don't think I will even look at anywhere else!
I would expect the room at the rear is quieter (? Capri room)
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