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San Carlo All'Arena

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  • Day23

    Day 23 - Kayaking Naples

    October 2, 2017 in Italy

    Well...the slightly sore throat that I've had for a couple of days turned into a full blown cold overnight. But I decided to push through and make it to our 11:00 kayaking tour that we had scheduled. And I'm so glad I did! We were the only people on the tour. We basically paid less than it costs to rent a kayak for an hour in a tourist beach town for a 3 hour kayak tour around the cliffs and caves of Naples with a private guide. We were the only people in the water and had an amazing view of the entire Bay of Naples. It was awesome and beautiful - definitely one of the highlights of the trip so far. But by the time it was over, I had no energy left for the underground tunnel tour we wanted to do so we went back to the Airbnb for a much needed rest day. We napped, ate pizza, and watched Netflix all day and night. It's been great. Hopefully I feel better tomorrow as we set off to Capri!!Read more

  • Day20

    Napoli

    June 26, 2017 in Italy

    Luca, Lia's cousin, picked us up at the airport and delivered us to our accommodation which overlooked the Plebiscito Piazza and the Mediterranean. It was extremely hot so we headed straight down to the seafront and found ourselves a great restaurant with a view and settled back with pizza and wine and watched the crowds of tourists go by....and there were a LOT of tourists. Satisfied that we had stayed long enough to pass as locals we then walked the streets of Napoli loving all the amazing side-streets and greeting other locals in Italian 😉 as we passed. We walked up to the top of Pontile Castello dell'Ovo, one of the world's oldest fortifications - 15th Century building and amazing views. Worth tbe hundreds of stairs 😣We then discovered there is a lift. Not from the 15th Century!! To end the night of course we had gelati🍦It was nice to be back in Napoli. It is a vibrant city and we look forward to being back here in 5 days time when we return from Praiano.Read more

  • Day26

    Naples Italy

    July 2, 2017 in Italy

    It is Goodbye to Praiano as Luca drives us back to Naples. Before leaving the Amalfi Coast behind us Luca drove by two lovely beach towns, Minori and Maiore. They didn't have the same cliffside villages as Positano or Amalfi but had cafes, restaurants and the beach stretching along a long straight flat coastal road - a rare site on the Amalfi Coast. If we had known about these little gems we would have dedicated a day to exploring them. We then headed up through the mountains through the wine region of Tramonti, before descending towards Naples. We got some great views of Mt Vesuvius. Before going to our apartment we went to Ercolano or Herculaneum, an ancient Roman town which was destroyed by the eruption of Mt Vesuvius in 79AD but unlike Pompeii, Ercolano's ruins were covered by a pyroclastic material that buried the town in deep mud which preserved wooden and other organic-based objects such as beds, doors and even skeletons which have only been discovered recently. Until then it was believed the town had been evacuated by its inhabitants. Tomorrow we fly to Dubrovnik.Read more

  • Day4

    Naples

    November 5 in Italy

    If you have ever driven in NYC, that is nothing compared to rush hour traffic in Naples. These people are crazy. But our driver was excellent, got us safely to the Grand Hotel Oriente. Checked in, quick shower, then hotel tour and dinner. Lots of fish, bread, pasta and wine!
    Tomorrow we will see this city and taste what they are known for - Italian Pizza and sfogliatella.

  • Day53

    Napoli

    May 30, 2017 in Italy

    "Vedi Napoli e poi muori"

    Rough translation "See Naples and die". There is nothing else worth seeing after a visit to Naples according to this old Italian proverb..

    It is dirty, smelly and noisy. Not necessarily a criticism from me as I love cities and this is definitely a buzzing city. I really enjoyed the maze of narrow alleys and then when you reach the bay with its beautiful waters and the view of Vesuvius, it really is quite something.

    We got the train from Pompeii to Naples as Maria's son had advised us that all the cars in Naples were round ;)

    We massively underestimated the size of Naples and ended up walking 12 miles throughout the day. A lot of it in search of Piazza Plebiscito and the Pizza Fritta (fried pizza) that had been recommended to us. It didn't disappoint. They made it fresh in front of us. It had tomato, salami, buffalo ricotta and something else I can't remember, then fried in about 2 minutes. Piping hot and delicious, my mouth is watering at the thought!

    After we found this treasure, we wandered to the bay and sat by the water, taking in the view and the Italian street style which appears to be popular in Naples.. very gansgta.

    Luckily for my back which is suffering at the moment, Stuarts new found love of espressos means that we can stop often for a seat in one of the many cafes down the side streets. However, having seen on the news that 2 days previously 6 people were shot in a 24 hour period, it was a bit disconcerting hearing a loud bang to which a lady next to said "I don't like this at all" and quickly moved on. Convincing myself it was a balloon we stayed to finish our drinks and evidently lived to tell the tale.. Maybe we should take the proverb a little more literally!
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  • Day6

    Bella Italia - Napoli

    June 28 in Italy

    Nur 2 Stunden südlich mit dem Zug bin ich dann nach Napoli. Die drittgrößte Stadt Italiens nach Rom und Mailand und auch die verrufenste der Städte, weil viel Müll in den Straßen liegt, viele Migranten auf der Straße leben und ein ständiges Verkehrschaos herrscht. Vieles hier hat mich an Buenos Aires erinnert :)
    Trotzdem ist die Stadt weitaus besser als ihr Ruf. Als die Wiege der Pizza in Europa und im Golf von Neapel am Fuße des Vesuvs gelegen hat sie vieles zu bieten.
    Ich bin gegen 12 Uhr mittags angekommen, konnte direkt einchecken und bin dann direkt auf Erkundungstour gegangen und habe mir zum Abschluss eine köstliche Pizza Margherita mit einem schönen Rotwein gegönnt.
    Viele Sehenswürdigkeiten werden gerade restauriert und waren teilweise verhüllt, aber wenn man so viele bieten kann :)
    Schön war der Satz einer Napolitanerin die sagte: "Hier in Napoli sind wir alle jung bis 50 oder 60 Jahre. Denn so lange wohnen wir zu Hause bei der Mama"
    Das beschreibt die Jobsituation und Lebensweise recht gut, von dem was ich in der kurzen Zeit mitbekommen habe.
    Deshalb wird die Stadt auch gerade aufgehübscht um wieder mehr Besucher anzulocken. Ich fands toll.
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  • Day24

    A Long Journey – part 3

    September 12, 2017 in Italy

    Our public transport issues certainly went downhill after we arrived at Naples (Napoli Centrale). Getting off our lovely train we went to find the notorious Circumvesuviana Train which runs from Naples to Sorrento. Notorious because it has massive issues with pickpockets – there are signs everywhere and constant announcements to take care!!! The train took a bit of finding (out on the station via a corridor to the left end, out of the door, hard right, down a “mechanical staircase” (escalator – but that’s how the helpful lady at the tourist office described it). We were encouraged to take a car instead by several men outside the station but we pressed on, bought our tickets (3,90 euro each) and joined the throng of travellers on that station. The trains were the most clapped out, graffiti covered, noisy rattly things I have seen in a long time – when one finally arrived everyone packed on board and I was lucky to snag a seat where I could hunker down and keep a firm grip on my luggage (because of course we were hauling our big backpacks too!). The trip to Sorrento takes between 1 and 1 ½ hours – we were lucky – we were on the “fast” train. Naples really is a horrible looking place – we spent at least 40 minutes traveling through some really rundown suburbs, some of which looked almost like a refugee camp! A group of gypsys got on the train, the children (gaunt and sad looking) played music and begged while a couple of older men cased the train looking to see what they could pickpocket or otherwise hustle. Finally, having circled around the Bay of Naples and climbed up into the hills, we entered a long long tunnel.. emerging from the other side it was almost like a whole new world. ……Read more

  • Day5

    Neapel

    October 6, 2016 in Italy

    Am nächsten Morgen gehts gleich weiter. Erstmal wieder zum Bahnhof und dann mit dem Zug auf nach Neapel. Vom Bahnhof in Neapel aus geht es dann zu Fuß durch die Porta Nolana in die Altstadt.
    Keine Frage, Neapel polarisiert! Es ist laut, es ist dreckig, aber irgendwie ist es auch ausgesprochen charmant und faszinierend. Also Neapel muss man mal gesehen haben.

  • Day15

    18.10.2016 Pizza Napoli und Pasta

    October 19, 2016 in Italy

    Die vermutlich älteste noch existierende Pizzeria ist die Antica Pizzeria Port'Alba. 1738 als Verpflegungsstätte für Wanderhändler gegründet, wurde sie 1830 zu einem Restaurantbetrieb mit Tischen, Stühlen und einem Obergeschoss umgewandelt. Angeblich ist dort die Pizza Margarita erfunden worden. Und die Pasta haben ja auch die Italiener erfunden.

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