Italy 2017 - Pompeii & the Amalfi Coast - Photos 1

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Hotel Miramare Stabia and Sorrento

The hotel in its prime position on the beach and at the end of the new promenade in Castellammare di Stabia. 
The hotel in its prime position on the beach and at the end of the new promenade in Castellammare di Stabia. 
The volcanic cone of Vesuvius broods ominously over the whole area. Looking north from our third-floor hotel room balcony.  Note the grubby-looking, but nevertheless clean, dark volcanic sand.
The volcanic cone of Vesuvius broods ominously over the whole area. Looking north from our third-floor hotel room balcony. Note the grubby-looking, but 
					nevertheless clean, dark volcanic sand.
On our balcony, looking south-west towards Sorrento (just round the corner of the headland) at sunset.  With its railings and portholes, the hotel looks like an ocean liner.
On our balcony, looking south-west towards Sorrento (just round the corner of the headland) at sunset. With its railings and portholes, the hotel 
					looks like an ocean liner.
At sunset looking out from our balcony over the Bay of Naples and the island of Ischia.
At sunset looking out from our balcony over the Bay of Naples and the island of Ischia.
Vesuvius again, this time early in the morning of a beautiful clear day.
Vesuvius again, this time early in the morning of a beautiful clear day.
Fishermen came right into the shallows under our balcony early in the morning.
Fishermen came right into the shallows under our balcony early in the morning.
Approaching Sorrento on the coast road.
Approaching Sorrento on the coast road.
Rocks looking like a man's head.
Rocks looking like a man's head.
Some of the Le Sirenuse or Li Galli islands - a reference to the mythological Sirens said to have lived there.
Some of the Le Sirenuse or Li Galli islands - a reference to the mythological Sirens said to have lived there.
The Amalfi Coast is full of magnificent views like this.
The Amalfi Coast is full of magnificent views like this.
We couldn't see how the people living here get down the steep cliffs from the road above - perhaps the only way in is by boat...
We couldn't see how the people living here get down the steep cliffs from the road above - perhaps the only way in is by boat...
Looking back to the Sirenuse islands from just outside Positano.
Looking back to the Sirenuse islands from just outside Positano.

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