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2019 SEPTEMBER 05 to 08 ITALY, Naples

My 3rd visit to Naples, and I'm loving it more each time.

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We caught the bus from Naples airport to near the Naples train station. I had a mud map with directions to our accomodation from the train station. It was a fair distance, especially dragging our luggage and walking through what looked like the dodgy area of Naples. Our apartment is on a little back alley and we did have a little trouble finding it, even once in the correct alley we had problems finding the correct doorway.
Our Airbnb host met us and showed us around the apartment after we each went separately up to the 4th floor in the lift. That shows you how tiny the space was. Obviously the buildings were not originally built with lifts and there was only a small space to put one in later on. I went up first and then Lyn sent up our bags before she came up herself.

The apartment is nice enough, bedroom upstairs with kitchen, lounge, bathroom area on the first level. Will do us nicely @ 44.61 euro per night plus 5 euro city tax per night.

So today we head out early-ish to find some breakfast, because of course we have no supplies in as yet. Our little alley meets a little street that then meets up with a major shopping road. Last night when we walked up all the shops were closed, but in the daylight now, everything was open and it was quite busy.
We didn't really have any plan of where to go so just walked, and about 15 minutes later came across a street market selling everything that a supermarket would, just out in the open, on the street. It was very colourful and the fresh food looked pretty good and at reasonable prices. I hoped we would be able to find this market later on as they were selling fresh mussels that I reckon I could cook up in our apartment kitchen.


We found a little food outlet with tables and chairs and bought a few things to sit and have for breakfast. Unfortunately, they did not sell any beverages, so Lyn went in search and successfully came back with coffee.


We met up with my friend Liz and new friend Janie, who we spent time with in Trapani. They had just spent a few days here in Naples and were flying out late tonight. We had a lovely day with them, walking the narrow pedestrian streets of Naples.


It was a hot day and these refreshing icy lemon drinks being sold on the street were heavenly.


Being in Naples, of course we had pizza for lunch. Lyn and I shared a pizza 9 euro + 6 euro for a couple of beers.


After lunch, we walked around some more, then stopped for a beer, and bid farewell to Liz and Janie who had to return to their hotel to prepare to leave.

Lyn and I walked back home via the supermarket for dinner supplies and some cold beers to enjoy in the comfort of our apartment.

We have a few more days in Naples, the weather is hot. I'm sure we are going to be doing a bit of walking, which is good preparation for our adventure next week.

Oh Naples, you put on the good weather so our feet were sore by the end of the day after walking your narrow streets. We do however thank you for rewarding us with yummy pizza and icy cold lemon slushies. Lyn and I found a street market where we bought a new dress each, and had breakfast at a sidewalk café. Checked out a few supermarkets, found Decathlon and DIDN'T buy anything!


Today we had good intensions of going out to the town of Sorrento, however due to a train strike this was not possible, so we walked some more around Naples.

Managed to clock up over 20,000 steps, so a big day out walking around. We walked down to the waterfront, window shopping and visiting a few castles along the way. Found a nice local café for some lunch and then caught the funicular up for a birds eye view over Naples.

The day was quite warm so we needed a few refreshment stops during the day.



Today we rode the train from Naples to Sorrento (3.90 euros each way per person). The ride took just over an hour and it was pretty crowded. Luckily we managed to score a seat about 20 minutes into the ride.
The weather today was warm, with big black clouds hovering all day but only produced a couple of spots of rain. We walked the touristy streets which were filled with shops selling lots of lemon products and of course were offering sample tastings. It was great, we had enough lemon biscuits, lollies, chocolates and limoncello & limoncello cream tastings that we did not need to have lunch.

We had a beer at the public beach, but it was not inviting or hot enough for us to get changed and have a swim. Also we didn't want to have to travel back to Naples in the train all damp. We purchased some fabulous smelling lemon soaps and found an Italian map apron for just 2 euro that we could not live without.

Another full on day for us and we stopped at the pizza place on the corner of our street for another 3 euro pizza for dinner.



We had a lazy day today, took a walk to the train station to purchase our ticket to Rome for next week.

We managed to find the street market that we had visited a few days ago and purchased some mussels which I cooked.

These pictures show how small our lift was, Lyn at the entrance door to our apartment, and of course washing hanging out to dry.


Posted by Cindy Bruin 14:06 Archived in Italy Tagged market pizza naples sorrento lemon slushies

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