Margaret's Italian Diary, May 2018

Thursday 3rd May: Naples

  • Grand Hotel Vesuvio. Splendid view of Casa Dell Ovo (the Egg Castle!)

  • Lovely room in Grand Style (flock wallpaper and marble bathroom).  Dined in grand style on blueberry muffin and lemon biscuits (provided by hotel as a present!)


Friday 4th May: Naples

  • Rainy morning but as we set off weather improved to short sharp showers. Excellent for exploring.  Followed guide book walk up through Chiaie, via Piaazza Plebisato-  up to Piazza Trieste- & Trento.  Then up via Chiaia to 17th C Porto di Chiaia.  Found lift up to Santa Maria deh Angheli through typical Naples narrow streets to famouns Military Acadamy where we were turned away.  
  • Down left and back onto Via Chiaia.  Stopped for coffee where we heard from Jilly Bennet who said the Cupello Sansevero- a moving veiled Christ sulpture was the place to go.
  • Abandoning Via Chiai we re-traced our steps to Piazza Trieste and Trento to up Via Toledo past more narrow Naples streets with washing and flags.  At Piazza Comita we had genuine Naples Pizza (?!) at historic pizza spot!  Then cut across to Via Croce and up to the Cappella where crowds awaited us.  Obviously the place to be.  Queued for 30 minutes but definitely worth the wait- sculptures lovely.

  • Crossed up to Via del Tribunali to Duomo which was disappointing in comparison (overdone).  Taxi back to hotel.
  • Weather still raining .  Tired so didn't change and rushed over to La Scialuppa on the waterfront in Borgo Marinaro near Castel.  Let us have last 2 places before booked parties arrived.  Excellent.  D: fried fish.  M: spaghetti (al dente) with seafood.  Little chat with owner about how busy he was.

Margaret's Italian Diary, May 2018

Thursday 3rd

Friday 4th

Saturday 5th
Pompeii & Sorrento

Sunday 6th
Sorrento & Positano

Monday 7th

Tuesday 8th

Wednesday 9th

Thursday 10th

Friday 11th

Saturday 12th

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