Published: November 8th 2009
November 8th 2009
Day 19, I think....Sunday/ Naples
Yesterday we took advantage of the lone sunny day in the near future according to the forecast, and hopped a boat to Capri...we had some difficulty finding the right place to catch the boat, but ended up in the right place at the right time.
Once on Capri, we decided to hike up the little pathways to the town of Capri. We were alone on the path, since the huge groups of tourists went by bus or funicular. (Most groups are Japanese.. the economy there must be doing well?) We then hiked to the ancient palace of Tiberio, Roman Emperor. After a hike back, we took the bus to the town of Anacapri (serious rivalry and dislike between the towns has apparently exisited for centuries), ate a great lunch (the first really good meal I've had in Italy), and decided to walk back to the boat....I think it was 900 steps down...and we were the only ones doing this (one American couple in the their twenties had come up as we started out) and it was getting to dusk...we made it just fine, but my knees have aged a bit more..
took a local bus to the city of Caserta were my Dad was probably stationed in WWII. We couldn't find any of the old town left, but the Royal Palace located there is wonderful....King Charls of Bourbon ordered a palace to outshine Versailles....and it was started in 1773.
The grounds are breathtaking, as is the throne room. We asked about the Americans being there in the war, but no one spoke enough French or English to answer my questions...
Tonight we drank and ate at two of the bars in Plaza Bellini...tomorrow we will visist the Archeological Museum and a few more sites, then catch the train to Salermo.
There are more photos below