ITALY – Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento, & Capri



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Capri is surrounded by clear, electric blue waters.
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Most ferries drop you off at Marina Grande.
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You can ride a funicular up to the Piazzetta, a busy little square with a clock tower.
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In the summer, the island is encircled by yachts.
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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.
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From the Giardini di Augusto (August Gardens), you can walk the winding, Via Krupp all the way down to the smaller marina.
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Staying on Capri can be pricey, but it’s only 45 minutes via high speed ferry to Naples or 20 min to Sorrento.
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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.
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There are lots of stray dogs roaming around, too.
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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.
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A cute, touristy little town on the Gulf of Naples.
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I stay the night here instead of Naples.
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There’s also lots of stray dogs.
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Instead of sight seeing, I mostly eat pizza in Naples, and take the ferry elsewhere.
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Some streets are cleaner than others…
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In the city center, you’ll hear a constant blaring of car horns. Don’t drive in Naples.
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or take the train to Rome