Hotel Il Convento
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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 …
The hotel is good but in a bit of a residential area with very few restaurants. Ironically the next door building is a Japanese restaurant, which I dislike. We were directed to a 'Cuchina', a traditional eating place where indeed locals, mostly single men, were eating. I can't say the food was great, though the Calamari were good and it wasn't that cheap either.
We decided to leave the car ...
We were up early and off the boat by 8am. We met our driver but, for some reason, their van wasn't big enough for 16 so we had to wait while they exchanged it. Losing about 45 minutes, we headed out to visit Pompeii. Turns out it is located about a half hour away so we got there early enough and started our tour with a special Pompeii guide. Very interesting. The town has been under excavation for over 150 years and very well preserved because of the 20' of ash that covered the ...
... other pizzerias in the vicinity as to their status, not a good idea.
We did have good pizza that very day. It was almost as good as da Michele’s and though Keith and Billy didn’t admit it that day, they have since confessed - that was the best damn pizza they’ve ever had.
Tried uploading pics for you guys but it is timing out every time. Will try again this evening. Gotta run, David is waiting on me!!!
... until after 8. Oh well. And I'll show you a picture of the roads too. My bus was ridiculously close to other large vehicles on the road, it was scary!! If I'd put my hand out the window I could have touched it. Crazy! Friday 3 May 2013: My rest day and much deserved I think. I slept in , then wandered into breakfast. Then back to bed and chatted with my sister and my friend Sophie for a bit. Washed some clothes and packed my bag for the next day. ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed