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Limoncello Adventures - Naples

sunny 21 °C
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The final day of the holiday was the trip back to Naples, with time to explore the city before flying home later in the evening. We began the day by leaving the hotel and heading to the station, just as we did yesterday on the way to Pompeii, however this time we carried on, past Herculaneum and onto Naples itself.

After arriving at Naples Central station we headed through Garibaldi Square and into the Old City. After passing what felt like Ethiopia, with Black Africans selling cheap tat on the street we made it into the Old City, with little shops along the thin cobbled streets

Old City

Old City

Unfortunately this part of Naples is not particularly pleasant, being in bad condition and nothing particularly special to look at. Before long we had made it to the other side of the area without even stopping.

We had arrived at the main commercial shopping street, but again, we barely stopped. We had planned to stop for an ice cream - but even though it was 20C, there were few places if any that sold it - and when they did it was a fortune! - maybe it's out of season? The locals were wearing puffer jackets after all!

Town Hall

Town Hall

After a lot of walking we had made it towards the port where a lot more of the sights are located. Walking past the town hall we had views of the Port and the huge cruise ships that had shown up.

Port

Port


Castel Nuovo

Castel Nuovo

Next to the port is the castle, which imposes on the whole of the local area with it's circular towers. We took a walk along the side towards the waterfront, before heading south to the Ovo Castle, and where there were more views of Vesuvius across the bay.

Ovo Castle

Ovo Castle

Heading back towards the city we stopped at the Piazza del Plebiscito, where the royal palace and basilica are located opposite each other on this square just around the corner from the castle.

Piazza del Plebiscito

Piazza del Plebiscito

The final place for us to visit was the beautiful Galleria Umberto I, reminiscent of the famous shopping gallery in Milan, where we stopped for food and grabbed some postcards.

Galleria Umberto I

Galleria Umberto I

We then headed past the castle to the port itself where we caught the bus and headed to the airport, despite it being several hours before our flight.

However time passes quickly, and it didn't take long before it was time to start boarding. After getting passed the 'bag police' at check in who were strictly enforcing the baggage allowances, we boarded the plane and hoped we could fly directly to Luton instead of stopping in Milan again!

Luckily we were on a direct flight this time, and after getting through the airport we were eventually back home after a busy weekend in the sun! Although Naples was a bit of a dump, and not really worth visiting unless there already. However the rest of the trip around the Amalfi Coast was beautiful and it was a pleasantly surprising weekend away that is highly recommended!

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Posted by kmmk17 03:23 Archived in Italy Tagged city sun castle sightseeing limoncello

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