Le Cheminee Business Hotel
Travel Blogs from Naples
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Took the funicular up to Castel Sant Elmo. What a structure. Massive. As we walked around the perimiter of the battlements, we could see all of Naples. Took a different funicular back into the old city and promptly were lost in a maze of narrow cobbled streets. Walked through some very old neighbourhoods, including Sanita, and witnessed why Naples has such a bad reputation regarding rubbish. ...
... out near the train station. It's pretty strange that all places basically open at 7 or 7:30 at night. And when you have a siesta from 1:30 (in some places) till about 5. It's pretty hard to explore. A few more things we have noticed about Italy: - they are crazy drivers, like Bali style. - they don't have the same social norms as we do in Australia. Eg. Staring, nose picking and saying excuse me or sorry when getting past someone. They also ...
... chariot wheels and at each cross roads there are stepping stones which allow the chariot wheels to pass through and the public not to stand in the water on the road surface. This is a remarkable site which allows us to get close to how it must have been in Roman times.
After our visit it was time to board the bus and head back to Rome. It was a late finish so we dropped our bags at the hotel and went out to a nearby pizzeria for a quick ...
... 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 ...
... zagging from one side to the other, weaving its way up between the houses - on the GPS screen it looked very much like an earthquake tremour graph! And still the golden sunset views were relentlessly awing us until we finally made it all the way up, leaving it shimmering on the other side as we wound our way into the evening side of town. We were so impressed with the scenic drive, it was much ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Adjoining Rooms
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet