Friday, 23 June 2017

Naples Day 4 - By the sea

After our visit at the Villa Pignatelli (previous post), we had another destination, which was the Royal Palace. So we walked along the promenade and through the beautiful district Chiaia with an amazing view over the sea and on Vesuvius. And with the heat you consider taking a bath. Like I do now, jumping through my screen into the water. Once again we were too late to visit the Palazzo, so we decided to just stroll around and switch to our two other favorite activities, shopping and eating. Starting at Piazza del Plebiscito, we went to the old shopping mall, Galleria Umberto, which almost looks like the one in Milan, but was under construction at that time. There I had to try the neapolitan speciality Baba, a yeast-risen pastry, which is soaked in liquor. Then later, while walking through the historical center, we also found one of the most famous pizza places of Naples, the Pizzeria di Matteo. It is so well known, because of their most famous client, Bill Clinton, who bought a Pizza there in 1994. Buuut, the pizza, like almost everyone in Naples, was great.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Naples Day 4 - Villa Pignatelli

We started our 4th day in Naples with a visit to the Villa Pignatelli, which was right next to our hotel. The villa which was built in the early 19th century and had several owners such as the banker Carl Mayer von Rothschild and Prince Diego Aragona Pignatelli Cortes, who all changed some of the interiors, was given to the italian state in the 1950s by its last owner, Princess Rosina Pignatelli and then turned into a museum, so that now everyone can admire its beauty.

Monday, 12 June 2017

Naples Day 4 - Outfits [His & Hers]

We started our 4th day in Naples with a visit at the Villa Pignatelli. The villa from the 19th century with its beautiful garden offers the perfect location for some pics. Note to myself: the next time get rid of all the photo equipment before taking outfit pics.:)

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Naples - Day 3 - Stabiae

The path is the goal - and when speaking of our trip to the excavations of Stabia, that's the case. It all started with our train, which stopped in a tunnel for about half an hour -at 40 degrees. Arrived at the train station, there were no signs, which bus to take or way to go. So we once again used Googlemaps and asked people. After walking for an hour on country lanes, we reached our destination. And it wasn't what I expected. I thought the excavations were like Herkulaneum or Pompeii - a connected area of diverse buildings, but they told us, there were 2 mansions, 800 metres apart from each other. So after visiting the first, we continued our hike and walked along a highway (of course without a sidewalk) to the next one. And was it worth all the efforts? If you love ancient excavations, then I would say "yes". Mainly because, in the Naples area,"thanks" to the volcanic eruption, everything is better preserved than anywhere else, so that you can still see the wall paintings and floors and you don't need much imagination to travel back 2000 years in time. You also have the whole sight to yourself and almost have any other tourists, who "get on your nerves". 
And what was most important for me - we got the adventure and travel story for free.