Al Porticciolo Hotel
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... It houses the chains that bound the Apostle Peter. The legend is that there were 2 chains. One that the Romans had and one from Jerusalem. They purchased the one from Jerusalem and when they came together, the links miraculously joined together. Ok. The other is a statue of Moses sculpted by Michelangelo. He has horns. At one time the word for halo was improperly translated to mean horns. This was not the case when Michelangelo made it but he decided to use ...
... town is an uninspiring cluster of boring concrete buildings. I had also read in the Rough Guide that this was one of Sicily’s poorest regions and therefore a stronghold of the Mafia and with that knowledge debated if every white male with dark hair and sunglasses was a Cosa Nostra operative.
Arriving a little after 10.30 am, I first explored the medieval section stretching west and uphill along Via Athenea before taking a bus to the site of the ruined Greek city ...
... detailing history and art. Every inch of the walls, floors and ceiling is decorated in some way.
Descending stairs, we went the Chapel, and are politely reminded that this is a very Holy room, and as such noise must be kept to a minimum. The only sounds are that of shuffling feet, and camera clicks. The Chapel is not what I expected. It was small, and dark, and has walls obstructing areas. I thought the ...
... to get a hang of it].
On our first Naples day, we decided to visit one of the city’s main attractions – Castel Nuovo [New Castle]. From the outside, Castel Nuovo looks impressive. It sits on the edge of the harbour and makes a bold statement even today. It dates back to the 1200s and shows battle scars [not clear which battles] on its upper walls; the base was too solid for weapons of that era to have had ...
... was there. We went up and asked if there was a table, the waiter asked if we had a reservation, and of course we didn't. There was the pregnant poise, ( and were wondering what's going on because there's know one there and it's after 12-30 pm by this time ) he fines us a table, so we settle down. The waiters are attentive and a lot of fun, everything is very relaxed, it's knot long before we have order drinks and starters. Within the next hour the restaurant is full ...