|Italy in photos: part 1 - Bay of Naples
||[May. 22nd, 2013|11:54 pm]
Wednesday was the last day in Rome, so with a teary eye we headed for the railway station and got on the train to Naples, speeding through the Italian countryside at 300 km/h while the UK argues about whether to bring its rail network into the 20th century. The plan on arrival was to catch the Circumvesuviana to Sorrento, but when we arrive we discovered that it was on strike because of May Day. Luckily, there was a plan B and we got a taxi across the city to the port to get on the ferry and before long Naples was in the rear view mirror:
with the seagulls in hot pursuit:
It was a lovely ferry trip, past Vesuvius:
and before too long we were in the hotel. We were on a fairly busy road, but the sea was in the distance and the balcony was a terrific people-watching spot:
We spent Thursday in Sorrrento, which is amazing. The main town overlooks the sea:
which is accessed by a lift built into the cliff, so we went down and had a drink while watching some of the local cats:
Then we got the lift back up to the town. By now it was lunchtime, and the locals were enjoying their break:
After lunch we spent the afternoon just wandering around the pretty streets - it's one of those places where every time you turn a corner there's something else lovely in front of you:
There are plenty of souvenirs on offer too:
Pompeii! Everyone should go to Pompeii, it's excellent. It's huge, and fascinating, and look, here's some pictures of it:
There are lizards wandering round the ruins, like in Rome. Surprisingly there are no cats.
Basilica, where trials and business deals happened.
Ancient mucky pictures in the brothel.
Amazing painted walls in the Villa dei Misteri.
And that was it. Early the next morning we were at the station on the way back to Naples airport to fly home.
Tick vg Italy. Would visit again.
Lovely photos! I went to Rome & Pompeii as a student and I'd love to go back.
I had no idea Pompeii was so well preserved. LOL DIRTY WALL PAINTINGS
Happy birthday! Have a great day.