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Piazza Carità

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  • Day5

    Naples!

    November 6 in Italy

    You know when you get to have breakfast alfresco, it's going to be a great day! Sun is shining, skies are blue, and cappacino is great!
    Off we go... by motorcoach to take in the sites of the city from one of the highest points of Naples. Breathe taking view of the Mediterranean sea that can't be captured in a single picture.
    Back down into the historical district for a walking tour of churches, shops and bakeries - where we had a midmorning treat, then off again.
    More walking, then our coach picks us up to drive us back to the waterfront to Rosolina's. The personal pizza here is enough for 2 or more, but excellent. (Accompanied with wine.) Followed by a couple of great sfogliatella and a shot of limoncello!
    Good thing the hotel we were to inspect was just a block down the street. Grand Hotel Saint Lucia is a beautifully restored hotel with an amazing view.
    The rest of the afternoon was ours to do as we wished as along as we were ready to leave at 710 for our dinner at Marianna's place. More on that later.
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  • Day6

    Dinner at Marianna's

    November 7 in Italy

    Avanti is the only company that offers this special feature - dinner in a local's home. Come, sit, relax, have a glass of wine, converse with new friends and enjoy a special evening. This evening we rode to the marina were Marianna lives in a beautiful complex. We rode the open elevator up to the 6th floor and were greeted by our gracious host.
    For the next 3 hours flew by... we chatted about our day, had some wine, toasted to good days ahead, laughed, listened to a wonderful guitarist and singer and ate fabulous (what I would call) Italian comfort foods - mini 'mama's pizza', gnocchi with marinara sauce, pasta with prawns, bread, fennel and orange salad. Dessert was puffs filled with a limoncello cream and a shot of limoncello! AMAZING!
    The miracle is that we all came down the elevator (3 at a time) and it still works! So full not sure I'll get to sleep anytime soon but tomorrow we head for Sorrento via Pompeii.
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  • Day5

    More pictures...

    November 6 in Italy

    As we are only in Naples 1 full day, took lots of pictures to capture this beautiful city.

  • Day1

    EInfach mal loslaufen und Vorurteile über Neapel bestätigen:

    - hektisch
    - dreckig
    - anstrengend
    - aber der Vulkan ist toll

    Das Wetter spielt ganz toll mit und versinnbildlicht den allgegenwärtigen Gestank mit einem hartnäckigen grauen Wolkenschleier.

  • Day355

    Day 356: Filming in Naples

    February 5 in Italy

    After my laptop cable decided to die last night (particularly after I'd already drained the laptop battery itself), I figured my first priority was to head out into the city and find a replacement. Set off at around 9:30 as the city was still stirring to life, and spent the next couple of hours walking between various electronics shops. Absolutely no luck, nobody had even heard of a Surface, let alone sell any spare parts! We're here in Naples for another couple of days, hopefully that'll be enough time to get something shipped in via the internet.

    Finally got home and organised enough to start filming around the city. The historic centre is enormous and had a lot of stuff to cover, so we had to hurry sadly. Lots of walking involved again!

    Naples was founded around 500BC by Greek settlers, who called it Neapolis (or New City). It's existed more or less continuously since then, and was an important centre as the Kingdom of Naples from around the 12th century onwards. Quite a few castles, monuments and buildings left over from that era which we had a good look at, though skipped on going inside any of them.

    Wandered around the waterfront as well which is surprisingly picturesque for a port city, particularly with Vesuvius looming nearby and the Bay of Naples stretching out to the horizon. In the end there was so much to cover I just had to do a brief bit about the three main phases of the city (ancient Greco-Roman era, medieval era, 19th century-ish era). Though I also slipped in a brief bit about the city's most famous export: pizza!

    Had ourselves some lunch at one of the most famous pizza restaurants, Sorbellino. Very good, very simple, and surprisingly cheap as well. Visited a few more electronics shops on our wanders but still no luck!

    Headed home in the early evening after an aperitif and grabbed some pizzas from the nearby shop for dinner. It's surprising how cheap they are here - for a plain margherita it's usually around 3-4 euros! Ordered a power cable from Amazon which they claimed would arrive within 48 hours, so fingers crossed it'll make it!
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  • Day356

    Day 357: Relaxing in Naples

    February 6 in Italy

    We'd planned a spare day in Naples that we could use either today or tomorrow, and given that it was absolutely hammering with rain, we decided to use it today! Unfortunately for me, my charger definitely wasn't coming today, though it had left Kansas City, transited through Cincinnati and seemed to be on its way across the Atlantic!

    Without a usable laptop I spent a lot of the day just listening to podcasts and reading stuff on my phone. I know some people use a phone as their primary device but I just can't do it - I'm too old school I guess.

    Figured out how to get Netflix running on the apartment TV after a bit of trial and error. Got a surprise when on launching, it immediately loaded back into what the previous occupant had been watching - right in the middle of a steamy sex scene!

    Ventured out for lunch to an arancini place, got a few different varieties including one with squid ink and another with salmon! Delicious. Got drenched even under an umbrella but it was worth it! Pizza for dinner, and my charger has made it to Leipzig!
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Piazza Carità, Piazza Carita

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