Thursday, October 13, 2011

Hercules at Rest

Here's a picture of Hercules at Rest, an ancient sculpture found at the Archeological Museum here in Naples. It is an impressive piece.




Location:Museo Archeologico Nazionale Napoli

Pompeii

I'm sure you know about Pompeii. The ruins are world famous, and the millions of tourists who see it each year are vocal in their admiration. It's my third time here, but it's the first time I went around with an archeologist, Lello Coppola, and this made a world of difference. It was fantastic.




















Location:Pompeii

Napoli

Naples is gritty cool. I had some misgivings about traveling to this part of the world (especially with my parents) as traveller's reviews are often mixed. The talk of it being dirty, scary and somewhat creepy is true, but the gravitas of it's history and grandeur earns it a spot on must-see travel lists.






Chiesa del Gesu






Galleria Umberto Emmanuel






Dogs in front of the Opera House






Mt. Vesuvius in the distance






Castles everywhere






And, oh yeah, the food is enough for you to come to Naples. It is after all, the king of Italian seafood dishes and the birthplace of pizza.




















Location:Naples

Scenes from the Amalfi Coast

It's reputedly one of the best drives in the world. The hairpin bends were dizzying, breathtaking, exhilarating. Here are some pictures from yesterday's drive. Thank you to our driver Pepe.

Portofino



Amalfi




Lunch




Peperoccino (apparently an aphrodisiac)




View from Ravello





Location:The Amalfi Coast

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Buon giorno from Napoli

Hello world.

My apologies for my blog tardiness. Perhaps getting a mobile device might cure me. But only if there's a free wi-fi service around.

Been touring Naples and the environs. Today is Amalfi Coast day.

Talk to you all later.

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Location:Via Vincenzo Bellini,Naples,Italy