Pompeii Travel Blog› entry 13 of 31 › view all entries
Rain is threatening when we wake in Rome so it is a hurried breakfast, then pack up before the tent gets wet. The rain begins as we exit Rome via the GRA (ring road) and move towards the Amalfi Coast. We had intended to take a boat trip out to Capri while there but with poor visibility it seems to not be a good plan. Glimpse the coastline and continue to our next stop of Pompeii. There are amazing towns attatched to the steep cliffs and I am sure that the sea sparkles on a sunny day.
On reaching Pompeii we see that it has been raining hard there and there is a bit of localised flooding across the road where we are looking for parking.
It was a good place to visit in the rain as it didn't interfere with our visit much and we could see the excellent drainage the town had. Back at the car the cafe with pay parking place offered free parking if you purchased meals there to the value of about 40 euros. We had a coffee at a dirty table that we were directed to that still had the remnants of the previous client's meal on it and were going to purchase a bottle of Limoncello, but the proprietor said that we still had to pay for the parking so we declined the bottle and paid the parking and left. It was still raining so we decided to drive to Bari where we would stay the night after booking a car ferry ticket to Patra, Greece for departure the next morning.