Grand Hotel Oriente
Travel Blogs from Naples
I do not have anything I want to say about Naples. We walked over to the oldest part of Naples, as this is one of the main tourist places and not to be missed, apparently, and it was disgusting, loud, and full of mafia looking people and black as night Africans, that get up in your business. Get me out of ...
... some lunch before heading into the Pompeii site. We decided not to do a guided 2 hour tour but hired audio guides and do it ourself. We had no appreciation of the size of this historical site. We managed to walk around seeing so many ruins and listening to the audio guide but I became frustrated with the audio guide as it often instructed you to enter a building but there were iron gates stopping you, obviously the audio guides have not been updated for a while. We managed ...
... the theater, the gladiators area and, fairly hilariously, a brothel, complete with some very rude frescoes. That was great, also saw some of the bodies ofthe people that died there, that was quite sad really.
After that we sat down for lunch, included in the tour, and ate an obscene amount of pasta. Lots of carbs ready for the walk ahead. Got chatting with two Americans and two Canadians at lunch and ...
... there's any way I WON'T do more sampling... I'm particularly excited for potato pizza in Rome, if the Napoli version is any indication of what to expect. So with that in off to an Agritourismo an an estate in the mountains of Salerno. I have NO idea what that means other that I get half board for €60 per night, local home cooked meals and I can hike in some mountains. Should be a nice way to rest between Naples and ...
... how they have worked to preserve the ruins since then. We ended our day in Pompeii eating pizza (of course) and having the famous Naples desert, the Baba. We learned that a Baba is basically rum soaked sponge cake. It can have different fillings, such as chocolate or cream, and it is truly delicious!
Because we took so long to explore the ruins in Pompeii, we didn’t have time to go to the top of Mount Vesuvius on the same day, so we ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services