Hi to all. My wife, Char, and I are flying into Rome on July 16, taking the train directly to Sorrento where we will camp out for three days. Will do Pompeii and maybe head down the Amalfi coast. Then staying in Barcelona until July 31 on the other end.
We booked out of San Francisco on United using frequent flyer miles. Going SF to Frankfurt to Rome, then Barcelona to Frankfurt to Rome. The least expensive tickets I found were about $1,550 from the west coast, so we decided to finally use our United miles.
If anyone is planning on visiting Pompeii I am trying to arrange for a private guide/tour. The summer crowds are suppose to be brutal there and having a private guide will help with getting through the lines, etc. I would love to find another couple or two to share the guide!