Hotel Domus Flegrea
Travel Blogs from Naples
... edge of the port area. The streets are dirty and garbage is overflowing, and we have never seen the extent of graffiti as is here, even over the marble statues and monuments.
We visited the Castel Nuovo nearby and found it very very interesting.
Again, as we saw in Turkey and Greece, to the victors go the spoils. The canon ball in the beautiful bronze doors got there because as the story goes Charles VIII was taking them off ...
... eating fabulous looking pizza, and it was! We sat opposite the pizza maker and he did not stop for the 45minutes we sat there and ate. Napoli is the home of the pizza and up to now, is the pizza to beat, simple and so good, it was a shame to see Anne and Sean struggle and eventually retire.
Back on the ship, the view of Vesuvius is rather ominous with a veil of cloud surrounding it, with just a little bit sticking out the top, bringing to the end our day in ...
... it was largely intact. The preservation of the history here is just divine.
We could really appreciate the architecture of Herculaneum. The double storey houses with the staircases were amazing. The use of balconies too was quite intriguing.
We had plenty of time to just explore Herculaneum for its beauty. As it was smaller, it was much easier to not get lost and
People measuring ?
Lady smoking pfft
... and everyone was just out and about enjoying the beautiful weather and the crowds. This place has the craziest scooter riders we have seen, they are all going flat out, some with 3 and 4 people on and most with no helmet. Saw several very close calls in just the space of a couple hours. Found a nice little Piazza close to home, enjoyed a couple of beers, a bottle of expensive vino and a ...
... and sat back to watch the chefs make the pizzas behind us through the glass window. Let me just say that I have never in my life eaten so much pizza. Our "Normal" pizza was the size of a medium pizza but if Julia Roberts could eat two pizzas we could definitely eat ours. We are not quitters and although we could feel the dough expanding in our stomachs we all finished our pizzas and were pretty proud of ourselves. Apparently our new friends sitting next to us we're ...