Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Napoli

In my last blog I told you all about my visit to Assisi and I hinted how this was just the first stop on a wonderful mystery tour. Now I’d like to show you the next destination on my trip.

From Assisi we headed south to...


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Ta-da! Naples (or Napoli).

As usual, I checked out the hotel room on our arrival.


This one had a big balcony with a great view of Mount Vesuvius in the background.



Once settled-in, we headed down to the sea-front to soak in the sun and the sights.

Here I am in front of the Bay of Naples. In the background are the Castel dell’Ovo and the islands of Sorrento and Capri.



Me and Missus in front of the Castel_dell'Ovo . (The ‘Egg Castle’).



And here we are with Vesuvius behind us. (I hope it’s still ‘sleeping’!)



As the Neapolitans say: “That’s Amore!”



Further along the Bay, we came across lots of yachts...



...and people frolicking on the shore...



...and plenty of other photo-opportunities.



After we’d finished our stroll along the Bay, we headed in land to explore more of downtown Napoli...

“Where shall we go first Dad?”



Dad took me to the centre of town – the Piazza Plebiscito. Behind us is the church of San Francisco di Paolo.



And this is me at the Palazzo Reale.



Me and Dad in front of Napoli’s grand old opera house – the Teatro di San Carlo.



Next we went shopping in the Galleria Umberto I...



...before winding our way through the city’s ‘Spanish Quarter’.




Finally, we made our way to the grandest of Napoli’s many castles, the Castel Nuovo (New Castle).



After all of the sight-seeing, we were more than ready for some traditional Neapolitan food...

Me, Missus and Dad at the restaurant.


Well, that was a brief tour of Napoli. I can’t wait to tell you about our next outing...

7 comments:

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Pawesome!

Woo so get to visit the khoolest places!

AND some of the places are named fur vehikhles sold here in the US ;-)

I khan't wait to see more!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Elizabeth said...

Wow, what can I say but Wow!!! Such and amazing trip- we can't wait to see where else you have been!!

ELizabeth & Luna

Maggie and Mitch said...

You sure do travel to all of the finest spots, Homer!
We have pizza restaurants here called Napoli's and Sorrento's!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Augie and Ti's mom said...

Wow, another great adventure! I'm impressed!

LucilleMia said...

Dear Homer,
You are always travelling!!!
Lucky you :)
And you always look so well behaved... good boy!!!
Ciao Lucille

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

I always feel that I was with you in the wonderful journey. I love all the songs you mentioned in the post: That's amore sung by Dean Martin, Come back to Sorrento and Capri, c'est fini.
Italy, viva Italy!
Cheers!

Honey the Great Dane said...

Gosh, Homer - my human's been busy and so I haven't been able to keep up with my friend's blogs - I can't believe how much I've missed out! 3 cities!!

Napoli looks gorgeous...my human loves your posts coz they show her all the places she missed in Italy!

And I can't believe you actually got to go shopping in the Galleria! You're SO lucky you live in such a dog-friendly place!

Slobbers,
Honey the Great Dane