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Strictly no women - and no phones.  A men's club dating back to the 1300's

Strictly no women – and no phones. A men’s club dating back to the 1300’s

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The old Sorrento gate

The old Sorrento gate

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Old city walls

Old city walls

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Inlaid wood door at the cathedral made in the 1980's for the Pope's visit

Inlaid wood door at the cathedral made in the 1980’s for the Pope’s visit

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The Sorrento cathedral

The Sorrento cathedral

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Church's nativity scene

Church’s nativity scene

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One of the 15 churches in the small town of Sorrento

One of the 15 churches in the small town of Sorrento

cloister

cloister

Sorrento marina

Sorrento marina

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Mt. Vesuvous

Mt. Vesuvous

The BEST lasagna ever - "Song e Napule" downtown Sorrento

The BEST lasagna ever – “Song e Napule” downtown Sorrento

The men's club  - in th eevening

The men’s club – in th eevening

Festival for Saint Antonino street decorations

Festival for Saint Antonino street decorations

okay.  The church bells – sounds like all 15 of them- are ringing.  Not just 7 bells for the time, although it is 7:12 p.m., but they keep ringing.  It happens every morning at 7:00 a. m. too.  What’s up with that????  We ask around and they tell us that they only ring on Sunday.  Do they not HEAR them???? We don’t get it.  There is not much logic here but we are enjoying the difference.

Kind of a rainy day, so we just hung around Sorrento.  We are in the Sorrento mode:  Just relax and don’t worry about anything. The weather is supposed to be better so the next few days will be busy: things to do and places to see!

And the bells are STILL ringing!!  Oh!  And we did find out that the bombs and fireworks that have been going off for a couple of days, night and day, are because they are getting ready for the festival of Saint Antonino next week.  They were putting up street lights that look like Christmas lights last night at around midnight (right outside our hotel)

And the bells are STILL ringing!  I should time them.