Municipalità 5

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    • Day 2


      March 28 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

      Nachmittags fuhren wir mit der Seilbahn auf den Montesanto um einen Ausblick auf die Stadt zu haben. Anschließend aßen wir in der
      Antichissima Pizzeria Port’Alba 1738 Pizza und auf Empfehlung unseres Gastgebers Guiseppe die Zuppa di Cozza (Miesmuschelsuppe). Diese wird hier traditionell zum giovedì santo (Gründonnerstag) gegessen.Read more

    • Day 34

      Tag 33 | Napoli

      August 2, 2023 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

      View über Napoli und Vesuvio 🏙️🌋

      Erster Tag in Neapel (Tag 32): Nick aus Deutschland reist am Flughafen an und wir starten gemeinsam die folgendermaßen geplante Tour der nächsten 10 Tage - zunächst erkunden wir Neapel, dann geht’s auf Capri, an die Amalfiküste, nach Salerno und schlussendlich wieder nach Neapel.

      Zweiter Tag in Neapel (Tag 33): mit einem entspannten Frühstück starten wir in den Tag. Den Mittag klingen wir mit einer Joggingrunde an (komischerweise waren wir nicht die einzigen sportlich Aktiven auf der Joggingroute 🤨😂) - mit längerer Pause am Strand.
      Nachdem der Tag noch nicht sportlich genug war, „erklimmen“ wir einen Berg und besuchen dort eine Festung mit der wohl besten Aussicht über ganz Napoli und mit gleichzeitigem Blick auf den Vulkan Vesuv. 🏙️🌋
      Den Tag lassen wir mit einer leckeren Pizza in der belebten neapoletanischen Innenstadt ausklingen.
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    • Day 125

      Another side of Naples

      July 24, 2022 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 86 °F

      Miles: 6.8 Steps: 15457
      Flights stairs: 20

      We headed down to the waterfront today and found a whole different side of Naples. It was much nicer, clean … either for the tourists, or the wealthier citizens, not sure. Went for a swim - second time in the Mediterranean Sea 😃. It was pretty warm water, actually.

      Jordan wanted to rest in the room, so we split up and I went to see Castle Sant’Elmo on the hill. It was a beautiful view of the city, the Bay of Naples and of course, Mt Vesuvius! Couldn’t believe how close it is to the city, and how dense the houses are. A lot of people crammed into a very small area.

      We stayed out of the areas we were in yesterday, so no idea whether the trash situation changed any.

      We ended up trying to find Mexican food for dinner - kind of getting tired of pizza and pasta. We found what looked like a great place - I ordered a taco salad, Jordan an enchilada. My taco salad was literally two crunchy shell tacos on a very small bed of lettuce. And Jordan’s enchilada came filled with cubed fried potato chunks. Pretty funny actually.
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    • Day 5

      Les transports à Napoli

      October 26, 2022 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

      Parmi les points dépaysants on a les manières de se déplacer des locaux. Ici en numéro un c'est le scooter, petit ou gros, avec ou sans casque (plutôt sans), bruyant ou pas, tout seul ou à plusieurs... il passe partout tout le temps. J'imagine qu'ici on apprend aux enfants à faire ses lacets ou de démarrer son scooter 😉
      Sinon on voit beaucoup de vélos électriques à grosses roues, en location. Il faut dire que ça monte et que les routes pavées supportent bien les roues énormes !
      Enfin dans les quelques rues lisses (goudronnées) on voit des trottinettes électriques.
      Et aussi bien pratique ici : le funiculaire.
      Le stationnement est aussi un axe de dépaysement 😉
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    • Day 8


      July 23, 2023 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 32 °C

      Erster Tag in Neapel ...
      Nach einer Stunde (!) Suche hatten wir endlich ein Fahrticket für Neapel und düsten in einem überfüllten, und damit meinen wir wirklich überfüllt und nicht das mimimi aus Österreich 🫠, in die Stadt hinein 🫣😅
      So besuchten wir die Piazza del Plebiscito - ein riesengroßer Platz mit Gebäuden und Statuen und so. Dann gings rauf zum Castel Sant Elmo - hier hatten wir einen Ausblick auf Neapel 👍 Neapel ist riesengroß, aber nicht typisch städtisch mit vielen Hochhäusern sondern "klassisch italienisch" verwinkelt, bunt, ein bisschen heruntergekommen..🫣

      Am Abend machten wir eine Foodtour mit einem Guide und probierten Buffallo di mozzarella (den man nicht im Kühlschrank aufbewahren darf!!), Rafi hat eine Tomate gegessen (die ihm sigar geschmeckt hat!!), Frittierte Pizza (nicht so fettig wie man denkt), Pizza Margharita (sommerlich gut 💯), frittierte Nudel (kommt aus einer Zeit wo sie durch frittieren das Essen haltbar machten), Limoncella (Schnaps mit Zitronenzeste angesetzt), Süßspeisen (haben die Namen vergessen...), Gelato und Espresso 💯🙌🤌

      Und der Statue, der wir die Nase streicheln, soll Glück bringen 🌱🥰

      Uuuund wir hatten unseren 1.Aperol to go um 2€ 🤓 rafis fazit "nu immer ned guad"
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    • Day 7

      Naples: Castel Sant’Elmo

      October 27, 2023 in Italy

      Once Oosterdam came alongside the pier, we made our way down to the gangway and joined the queue of independents ready to go ashore. The line wasn’t overly long as the ship’s tour groups were gathering in the Mainstage and would disembark from there. (Using two separate gangways to disembark passengers from a ship is brilliant IMHO.)

      In short order, the line began moving. There was good news to accompany the move … an hour had been added at the end of the day to make up for the delayed arrival. Oosterdam was now scheduled to leave at 8:00p.

      Off the ship, we exited the secure zone and walked towards the port gate. But before we got there, we found the underground tunnel to the metro. Perfect … since we needed to take Linea 1 two stops to Fermata Dante to then connect to the funicular that would take us up to Castel Sant’Elmo.

      Purchasing our tickets from the automated machine, our timing proved perfect. Hearing the ding of the doors, we ran the last few steps and got on the train that was about to depart the station. Before long, we were getting off and making our way above ground.

      Asking for directions from the locals, we walked the short distance to the Montesanto Funicular. Minutes later, we were being whisked up the mountain to the Morghen Station, the second stop on this two-stop funicular … an elevation difference of ~500 feet. Then, it was a matter of following the signs to climb further up the hill to get to the castle.

      Built by a Valencian knight in 1537, Castel Sant’Elmo is a transformation of fortifications that already existed at the time. Its six-pointed star shape is considered unusual, but the architect felt that having six points allowed cannons to aim in any direction. An added defensive feature of the castle is the thickness of the walls, which the architect said would be impossible to break down. He was right. The castle still sits intact atop Vomero Hill, proudly overlooking the city.

      After purchasing our admission tickets, we strolled up a gently sloped path to reach the entrance to Sant’Elmo. Before crossing the passeggiata into the castle, we stopped to check out the views and the colossal coat of arms of Emperor Charles V … consisting of the double-headed Hapsburg eagle with wings outspread … two subjects, dressed as warriors, at its feet.

      From our perspective, the walls rose high, the lower half of the castle carved directly into the tuff — volcanic rock —to create the moat surrounding the fortifications. The upper walls were constructed of bricks made using the excavated tuff.

      We made our way up into the castle, using internal ramps that carriages rolled up and down back in the day, carrying food and supplies. And which pedestrians walked to get to and from the upper reaches of the castle. We peeked through the small openings that were used to launch incendiary devices at the enemy, and stopped frequently to enjoy the slightly-misty city views from the embrasures carved into the tuff walls.

      Our steps eventually took us up to Piazza d’Armi … a huge open space overlooked by buildings. Today, there were just a few people wandering around the square. Back in the day, a nearby sign explained, there would have been at least 200 people here carrying out their daily tasks. Besides the castellan, the civil and military head of the fortress, also living here then were the chaplain and the sacristans, officials, soldiers, guards, workers. These people resided and worked in the buildings along the perimeter of the piazza. There was also a butcher, a tavern, a millstone, furnaces to bake bread, vegetable gardens, a workshop to make bullets … and more.

      After wandering around the ramparts for a while, we returned to the piazza where we came to an art museum housed in one of the buildings. The Museum — Novecento a Napoli … 1910-1980 — exhibits a collection of art from 1910 forward … by Neapolitan artists and others who were in the city at the time. We went in to check out what was on display, but didn’t dally long as we had another museum to visit that Mui said would probably take up a lot more of our time.

      Soon, we were continuing with our loose plans for the day.
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    • Day 2

      Noch ein paar Eindrücke

      October 8, 2022 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

      Die neapolitanische Pizza ist wohl die berühmteste gastronomische Innovation, die sich von Neapel aus auf der gesamten Welt verbreitet hat und schmeckte immer großartig.
      Die U Bahn Station Toledo gehört zu den sogenannten Stazioni dell’arte („Kunstbahnhöfen“), also zu einer Gruppe von besonders prächtig ausgestatteten Bahnhöfen.Read more

    • Day 2

      Castel Sant’Elmo

      June 23, 2022 in Italy ⋅ ☁️ 28 °C

      #TOOMANYSTAIRS | Heute wollten wir es uns nicht nehmen lassen noch zur Burg St. Elmo zu laufen und ich habe den Plan, die über 400 Stufen von Pedamentina a San Martino zu nehmen zwischendurch mal bereut 🙈 aber die Aussicht war großartig und zur Belohnung gab es dann einen Aperol SpritzRead more

    • Day 25–29

      Naples 1

      May 18 in Italy ⋅ ☁️ 21 °C

      In old Napoli - that's amore!
      Managed to get out for a morning run along the waterfront in Salerno, before heading off for our train to Napoli!
      We started out on a warm morning, and stopped for coffee at a cafe near the station before pretty impressive thunder and lightning and subsequent rain put a bit of a dampener on things!
      Arrived in Naples about 12.15 and in lovely Vomero about 1. Just a 10 min walk to our airbnb which is in a lovely building and location. However the continuing drizzle and cool weather convincedbus to focus on washing clothes and resting up for a big few days.
      Our dear friends Elisabetta and Vincenzo had invited us to join us them at their friend's house for dinner. We only later found out that it was said friends birthday! Luckily we had bought some flowers and I had chocolate with Australian flavours that I had brought from home to offer as a gift and thanks for inviting us. Judith decided to have quiet night and so D&i put on our best and cleanest clothes for the occasion.
      It was lovely reuniting with Elisabetta and Vincenzo and Stella ( who we thought was somewhere else in Europe) and Angela and Luigi who we had met previously, and making new friends over the course of the evening such a privilege to be invited and spend time with these wonderful people. And so much wonderful food!
      It was quite a late night - and we were the first to leave (at 12 30), making our way through the busy and lively streets of Volmero on a Saturday night.
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    • Day 6

      Arrivée à Naples

      July 26, 2023 in Italy ⋅ ☁️ 26 °C

      Une expérience,
      souvent 2 de front, sauf quand il y a des voitures en double file, des scooters partout autour de la voiture, aucune priorité, plus on approche de l'hôtel plus les rues rétrécissent, il a fallut rentre les rétros pour le garage.
      Souper dans un resto avec les meilleures pizzas d'Italie, je penses 200 places, 20 minutes d'attente à l'extérieur, on y est retourné le lendemain.
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