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- Minbar in room
- Continental Breakfast
- Multilingual staff
- High-speed internet in room
- Concierge desk
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
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A Bit about Naples
Italy's third-largest city, Naples is a bustling metropolis famed for it stately buildings, crowded streets, pizza - and notoriously bad traffic. However, this beautiful city is rich in centuries-old culture and customs. Naples is also your gateway to the Isle of Capri, the fabled Amalfi Coast and the ruins of Pompeii, buried in ash by the cataclysmic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D.
Naples boasts an ideal location, with both the ruins of Roman ...
... and use public transport to get about, but sometimes you just have to use your own car.
Inspite of the drivers, the Amalfi coast was stunning. We crawled along really scary winding cliff top roads that seem to be tacked onto the side of the mountain, passing shops and houses on either side of the road, that cling to the cliff edges. We stopped in Positano and Sorento, both quite touristy towns but we ...
... were pretty good on the menu posted outside. It ended up being really fantastic.
We ordered bruschetta misto for our appertif, I got a calzone and Brittany got a pasta in a white sauce. We also got some sparkling water and a half-litre of wine all for 25 euros. Pretty impressive as it was one of our cheaper dinners in Italy and one of the tastiest.
By the time we were done dinner it was about 10pm and so we headed back to our hotel room to ...
... where a couple of cruise liners were docked and then ducked back into the old part again, passing an estate agent as we reached the Spaccanapoli area. Apartments here ranging from 95,000 to 155,000 Euro for 2-3 bedroom, so not that cheap to live in the heart of the city, but wow, what an experience it would be....so different from your usual cities!
Naples is a winner with us. Rome, you are next on the list!
Wow, we had been warned not to stay directly in Naples and I thought we'd managed to be far enough out. But unregulated urban sprawl seems to know no bounds. Southern Italy is a lot poorer. And apparently the Mafia has a lot more to do with the running of the area and the provision (or lack of) public services.
But what a hole! Rubbish everywhere, rotting concrete, the stink was insane, the people weren't that lovely, ...