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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.
I do not have anything I want to say about Naples. We walked over to the oldest part of Naples, as this is one of the main tourist places and not to be missed, apparently, and it was disgusting, loud, and full of mafia looking people and black as night Africans, that get up in your business. Get me out of ...
... wheel drive bus which takes you up the side of the volcano. From there you have to walk the final 700m to the top of the crater. I cannot believe that I had chosen of all days to where my Havianas and not my Gowalk skeechers! I am very proud of my efforts walking up the side of the volcano as it was quite steep and although I stopped a couple of times (my calves were killing me!) I made it. At the top a guide explained the geological history, pointed out Pompeii, how the ...
... trash in their crevices! The shops, although are many of the 'names' that you could expect to see on Rodeo Drive, are interspersed with little pizzerias and shops selling Lemoncillo and amazing lemon granitas (think slushy). On the way we are handed a brochure for return tram rides, and decide this is easier than the bus which would have involved changing buses somewhere along the way. This was to be a good choice as it transpires .... our driver turns out to be the epitome of 'crazy ...
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.
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