Travel Blogs from Naples
Well, here it is Saturday morning in the lively city of Naples. I was awoken by the sounds of bells from the nearby church and then the bustling of the street market below my window. It was about 8:30 and it was fine for me to lay in bed for a bit before getting in the shower and preparing for the day ahead.
At right around 9:00 I forced …
Naples. What can be said? I have been in Italy for several years now, only 2 hours by train and easily accessed to Naples. The allure has been enhanced by the fact that I have never been able to squeeze out time to go there. Well, my golden chance has arrived and I am on my way to spend my Easter weekend in the infamous harbor city of Napoli.
... noise was of the volcano, but then the rain came and I felt safe again.
In my room I'm sharing with a couple of girls from Scotland/America who I bumped into in Pompeii... They had arrived much later than me and came back a little later too, only, their train broke down so they actually got back to Naples really late! I'm also sharing with a really lovely French girl. She was here working about a year ago, and she is back again now for what sounds like an apprenticeship, ...
... further along, another blast and then as the street opens into the square, there is a flare going off, red smoke in the corner amidst all the protestors, so we quickly walk through the square, Sean taking a few snaps of the centre monument and the crowd, getting a little louder now, but seemingly peaceful enough, not to make us feel like running, quite yet. Across the square the riot police have already positioned themselves and watch and have a cigarette and talk ...
... We admired the grooves in the ground along the way.. which were caused by the carts and chariots that drove along the roads.
We looked at everything we could and tried to stay on track. With only a minor detour from getting lost, we made it back to the cafe. We both got lunch, as we were absolutely starving!! Surprisingly it wasn't even expensive in this cafe. It was more buffet style - but it was still yummy!!
After lunch we explored in our last ...
TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Colombo Naples
I stayed at Hotel Colombo for 2 nights over the easter weekend. I found it to be a charming hotel in a very convenient location near markets and near the main station.
The neighborhood was bustling with activity that you find common throughout the city. Located only a short walk down a main shopping street from the harbor and embarkation ports to Capri, Ischia and other places.
There are many late night markets, pubs and restaurants nearby and it is an easy point to get around the city.
In addition, the staff are friendly and eager to help set you off on an adventure, be it a tour of the Amalfi coast or where to eat in Naples.
A lovely stay was had.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.