Travel Blogs from Naples
... spectacular. Built in the late 1800 as a public shopping gallery with mixed business and residential in the higher levels, it continues to function as a public shopping gallery. Hard to tell whether there were businesses in the levels above. Coffee was good - wont discuss their toilets.
Out came the sun as we walked around many of the adjacent piazzas, magnificent stately buildings, fountains, but, no ...
... francn'cents haha
# New beers: 32
# of times we did laundry: 2
# of languages we know how to say Butterfly in: 7
# of holes in Amberīs sneakers: ...
Today was an early start as we were booked onto a coach trip to Naples and Pompeii. We grabbed a quick coffee at the hotel as breakfast did not open until our pick-up time. The mini-bus arrived and took us around the corner the Piazza Republica where we swapped onto the coach which we would keep to the end of the day.
At 7.30 we set off and almost immediately got stuck in traffic due to major roadworks on the main road out of Rome to the west. ...
... for over an hour we finally met up with everyone, toured the Royal Palace and its opulent grandeur, made a stop at the Castell dell'Ovo (Castle of the Egg) and then trudged back to our digs in Spaccanopoli.
At this point I think Steve and I had probably walked 28 miles and were more than happy to plop on the bed for 30 minutes before we started down the dark and kind of creepy alleys looking for the world famous ...
... and allowing wonderful views of the craters and beautiful colourations in the volcanic rock.
We had an hour at the top to have a look around and take photos before we left for a 2 hour downhill bus ride back to the ship.
We arrived back mid afternoon and after a spot of lunch, lounged about in the Messina sun reading our books and watching the various ferries run non stop in the harbour.
We left Messina at 5.30pm and passed ...