ITALY – Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento, & Capri
Capri is surrounded by clear, electric blue waters.
Most ferries drop you off at Marina Grande.
You can ride a funicular up to the Piazzetta, a busy little square with a clock tower.
In the summer, the island is encircled by yachts.
We take a tour boat through the archway of the Faraglioni (rock formation). The Blue Grotto, a cave with glowing blue water, is on the opposite side.
From the Giardini di Augusto (August Gardens), you can walk the winding, Via Krupp all the way down to the smaller marina.
Staying on Capri can be pricey, but it’s only 45 minutes via high speed ferry to Naples or 20 min to Sorrento.
An entire city preserved in the ash of Mt. Vesuvius – buildings, day-to-day objects, even the remains of some people living there in 79 AD.
There are lots of stray dogs roaming around, too.
To get to Pompeii, take the (busy) train from Naples or the (less busy) train from Sorrento to Pompei Scavi – “scavi” means “excavations” in Italian. It’s about a 30 min ride.
A cute, touristy little town on the Gulf of Naples.
I stay the night here instead of Naples.
There’s also lots of stray dogs.
Instead of sight seeing, I mostly eat pizza in Naples, and take the ferry elsewhere.
Some streets are cleaner than others…
In the city center, you’ll hear a constant blaring of car horns. Don’t drive in Naples.