Italian Translation

Old Apr 10th, 2002, 02:20 AM
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Italian Translation

I saw the following on a train schedule:

'Ferma a Scrajo dal 1 maggio al 30 novembre'

I assume it is closed or not running from May 1 to November 30.

What does Scrajo mean?

Thanks.
 
Old Apr 10th, 2002, 02:50 AM
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Hi, the train IS running. It makes a stop at the Scrajo station only from May 1 to Nov 30. The rest of the year it doesn't stop there, but stops everywhere else on the schedule. I believe Scrajo is a station near Sorrento.
 
Old Apr 10th, 2002, 02:59 AM
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from http://www.hotelolimpico.it/sorrento/terme_dello_scrajoeng.htm

On the coast, in locality "Scrajo" (crag), rises the thermal structure founded in 1895 by Pietro Scala, exploiting a spring known since antiquity, as mentioned in passages by Pliny the elder.

Best wishes,

Rex
 
Old Apr 10th, 2002, 03:04 AM
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Thanks for quick response.

Yes, I was referring to the Sorrento commuter train.

How does Ferma (which sounds like it would mean something like closed or not running) translate into sort of the opposite? I guess French and Italian may be different.

Several years ago we took the commuter from Naples to Sorrento. Our biggest problem was deciding which train was the correct one.

Now that we are going back, how do you know which one and in which direction (if I remember correctly, direction was less of a problem)?
 
Old Apr 10th, 2002, 03:15 AM
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Fermata means "stop", the same as it does in music - - like a bus stop.

The service isn't stopped. The train stops there to pick up or let off passengers.
 
Old Apr 10th, 2002, 03:16 AM
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Hi Myer, I can see how it sounds confusing! Fermare is the verb "to stop." But with trains and buses, it means bus stop or train stop, as opposed to "stop running." You will hear "prossima fermata" on buses and trains, meaning "next stop." You can always ask someone on the platform "Per Napoli?" This asks if it's the train going to Napoli. Hope this helps.
 
Old Apr 10th, 2002, 04:31 AM
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Myer,
Scrajo is a very small station of Circumvesuviana between the stations of Castellammare di Stabia and Vico Equense. It's into a tunnel and there is a lift to reach the beach.
Of course no train stop in this station when it is not a good period for beach and sun.
Scrajo is the name of this thermal beach.
Have a nice trip.
 
Old Apr 10th, 2002, 06:09 AM
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to the top, of the crag
 

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