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... excursion (or is that tongue in cheek?) We made it to the top, but my God, what a hike! The crater was very different to what I had imagined, and to see some smoke coming out of one side was quite a buzz. But did I mention how darn far and steep it was?? Great views over the Bay of Naples, and of course that is very special to me as it was there my Great Great Great Grandfather captained a ship which defeated the French during the Napoleonic ...
... my concerns, Catia was a very good driver. Our new tour member was called Romeo and we became slightly concerned about him when we arrived in Positano. He didn't look so good and had to ask where we were. He was quite shaky and said that he'd only had 3 hours sleep so had drunk 5 cups of coffee already. We arranged to meet up at a certain time and then headed off to explore.
Doug and I found a lovely shop that ...
... significant aspects of the site, some small and others large. For example, we could see where the iron wheels of carts and carriages had worn ruts into the stone roadway. We saw buildings that were used as food stalls and these still had large pots in a servery of sorts. We saw a house that would have been the home to an upper class resident of Pompeii. There were stone finishes and other works still intact, although worn badly over time.
The maximum today reached about ...
... 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 ...
... the like but come to a big gate.
Simon got in the line for the tickets. I got in the line for the Bancomat (ATM), as we needed some cash!!
Simon got the tickets and we headed on in. We never got a map or information guide. Woops! But there was a map on a sign that we just got photos of so we knew where to go and what we had seen or not seen and what things were.
We headed over through the gate. It was so... surreal. Walking into an ancient city. ...
Other places to stay in Naples
Poggioreale, Naples | 4 star hotelfrom $89
- Superb hotel at a wrong location
- Top Hotel
- Good value
Tech Center/Littleton, Naples | 4 star hotelfrom $152
- A bit of culture in the real Italy !
- Brilliant hotel & location
- What a view!
Municipalita 2, Naples | 4 star hotelfrom $131
Mercato, Naples | 4 star hotelfrom $93
Tech Center/Littleton, Naples | 3 star hotelfrom $277
- Loved Naples,
- You better love marble
- You have to meet Luigi, simply the best Concierge
Municipalita 4, Naples | 3 star hotelfrom $56
Municipalita 10, Naples | 4 star hotelfrom $78
San Ferdinando, Naples | 5 star hotelfrom $256
- Not so Grand Vesuvio
- Grand Ole Dame that should have just died or gotten a serious make-over
- Nice room, but.....
Tech Center/Littleton, Naples | 4 star hotelfrom $130
- Not quite there.......
- A gem!
- Perfect location
Via Antiniana 15, Naples | 4 star hotelfrom $75
Chiaia, Naples | 5 star hotelfrom $172
Municipalita 2, Naples | 4 star hotelfrom $100
Municipalita 4, Naples | 3 star hotelfrom $65
Municipalita 2, Naples | 4 star hotelfrom $107
Vicaria, Naples | 3 star hotelfrom $66
Municipalita 4, Naples | 4 star hotelfrom $110
- Excellent new hotel downtown Naples
- Modern hotel, very convenient location.
- Great hotel in Naples
San Ferdinando, Naples | 4 star hotelfrom $100
Vicaria, Naples | 3 star hotelfrom $52
Tech Center/Littleton, Naples | 4 star hotelfrom $91
Tech Center/Littleton, Naples | 3 star hotelfrom $73
Vicaria, Naples | 3 star hotelfrom $72
- Lovely Hotel
- Good location... for the area
- Value for money
Municipalita 2, Naples | 5 star hotelfrom $246
Fuorigrotta, Naples | 4 star hotelfrom $102
Via Casarea, no 45, Naples | 4 star hotelfrom $82
Piazza Garibaldi 49, Naples | 3 star hotelfrom $89