People have mixed opinions about Naples, I have a friend that would never get off the Ship when docking here, but I love Naples it is so beautiful, yes there is graffiti and litter, but every Italian town I have visited it like that, that is part of the charm.
I love the whole atmosphere of Naples, we have been 3 times now and every time we have visited there has been an event, thus a real buzz in the air.
Set to the backdrop of Mount Vesuvius, Naples is a mix of beautiful buildings built at different times in history, in a variety of styles.
There is a fort overlooking the sea that gives you a real sense of history. Many people visiting Naples visit Pompeii, we did just this 5 years ago. Pompeii really is so extraordinary, when Vesuvius exploded it engulfed whole town and you can see that people did not have any warning as they were just frozen in time. It really is the most fascinating place.
I took this picture as we sat and ate lunch in a pizzeria, we couldn’t believe how close all the buildings were. It was an odd little street and we sat people watching for quite a while, whilst we ate our delicious pizza.
One lady rang a bell for an apartment on the top floor and someone threw out a rope, to which she attached her shopping basket and they pulled it up on a pulley. It was unbelievable, the boys could not comprehend that there was no lift.
Naples is beautiful city that I look forward to visiting again. It has heart and character, lots to look at, including many beautiful little bars and cafe’s to sit and people watch, my idea of a perfect Italian afternoon.