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Published: November 6th 2009
But I really like Naples, even in the pouring rain!
We walked around the oldest part of town today, then took a funicular up to the top of the hill. We visited St Martino and the fort (just from the outside, since each admission is between 3 and 6 euros each...and there is so much to visit!), and appreciated the wonderful view from there. We ate great pizza and then took another funicular (this one runs for more than a kilometer in a tunnel, no views...) to the port area.
We were lucky that it didn't start raining until we got to an area where we could sit inside during the worst of the thunderstorm, the Galleria. We had coffee and I spoke with an older Italian lawyer who was fluent in french...
Forgot to say last night that my favorite Italian English menu mistake so far was "horse d'ouvres".
Tonight we happened on a jazz concert in a nearby former church...it turned out the conductor was an American from NYC, Adam Rudolf, who plays with many well known jazz musicians, including Yusef Lateef. There were about 100 people there, and we spoke with him afterwards...interesting guy...and
great music (and I normally don't like jazz, and especially not modern jazz...)
We hope to go to Capri tomorrow, since there will be a one day break in the rain...then to Caserta on Monday, and to Sorrento on Monday evening.
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