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... at all like the ones at home. They are incredibly detailed and imaginative, and all made and decorated by hand. You can watch them being made in several of the shops, and they are not expensive.
We were too tired to walk to what has become our favourite restaurant, so tried a new one very close to the hotel. A little more up market, but not wildly expensive. To be honest, we were too tired to really do it justice, and were glad of ...
Took a fast train (1h10m) to Naples from Rome, then a very slow/hot/crowded train (40m) to Pompeii. Walking through the site was fairly interesting, we had audioguides which were helpful. Lots of parts of the town were closed off for some reason, so we couldn't get to the villa dei misteri or the amphitheatre, which was disappointing.
After a good few hours wandering around we ...
We took the boat across the bay to Naples, which was a very relaxing 45 mins.
We then went for lunch at one of the most famous pizza restaurants in Naples if not Italy called Da Michele. Famous for being no frills and low cost but high on quality and fresh from the oven pizza! They only do two types of pizza, Margarita and Marinara!
... off the lunch pizza and work up the dinner pizza appetite. We did our best but we ended up having to split a pizza at Da Michele for dinner. And box up half of it.
Now here's where I (finally) explain how Julia ruins things. See, when I was there last time the pizza was incredible. This time it was really, really, really good. But it didn't hold a candle to Di Mateo. The service was ambivalent at best and I could not see joy in the ...
... here. After wandering around for a while we stopped and had lunch on the edge of the cliff with a great view over the port of Capri. The water is so blue, and it was fun to watch all the ships, taxis, jet boats moving around the harbour. We decided to do the walk down to the port. It was about 10 mins of walking down steps, and narrow paths. Not too hard for Susie and I, but the guys with their bad hips were ...