Hotel Il Convento
Travel Blogs from Naples
Monday, Sept 23
A 70-minute commuter train ride from Sorrento brought us to Naples. We were traveling mid-day when the high school students were heading home. More and more boarded at each stop, soon was packed with kids standing in every available space with their music loud, their jokes and conversation louder. Was fun watching all the …
... did not feel like it. Non-stop express to Napoli left 10 mins late and the journey was only 1hr20 Coffee and snack dried cheese, stale bread, apricot juice not bad. Scenery green we could see villages in hills, solar panel farms, cropping and plastic houses for veges? Quite a few tunnels where we must have travelled under hills, so the track is fatter and faster. Easy taxi to hotel, the driver asked for 20 € so we paid 15 €. Room ...
... gave us the quick tour of Pompeii, explaining that most of the inhabitants were killed on the third day of the Mt. Vesuvius eruption by the poisonous gases not lava flow. The sea was much closer to Pompeii then. Most escaped in boats but many came back on day 3 to see if there was anything to salvage. Overcome by lethal gas, they died on the spot, fell into the ash already covering the city and their bodies were buried with more ash. Pompeii never had a ...
... bar is definitely not to be missed. The views of the volcano, castle and Capri are spectacular. The only true minus to this hotel is its lackluster Internet service. Our very nice suite had very poor reception. If we opened the door to the room, we usually could maintain a connection for a few minutes. We would travel to other locations in the building, however, the reception was only slightly better in those locations. The system is such ...
Started off with a late breakfast.
Then "metro" to city. I say "metro" because its unlike any metro system including OZ. the train is older than the ark and travels slower than the ark. Lots of locals going to the city today. We had two main objectives 1. See chapel Sans Servero and the "veiled Christ " and 2. Whatever crossed our path which today happened to be the underground city . Chapel San Servero has ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed