Our Naples Experience

Mar 1st, 2008, 08:29 PM
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Our Naples Experience

Hi Fodorites! Half the fun of going on a trip is planning it, next is going there. We never made it to Capri or Pompeii, arrived in Naples much later than we expected then spent the next full day walking around the city center, eating Baba and pizza (the pizza is not what we expected), drinking natalie coffee, walking up the Spaccanapoli and into the fish market area. Walked up and down streets. We noticed how everyone was very busy, people were walking, driving, scooters and buses were everywhere. Most people wore sun glasses.
On our way to the bay we ran into a large organized union protest with lots of flags and singing. The group was peacefully being led by the Poliza. Next we walked to the Castle Nuveo and then by sunset we were at the bay of Naples with our bottle of wine and at night we went to a restaurant on the same nice incredible street as the Da Michele. A very nice italian restaurant, we ate at an outside table which gave us a chance to enjoy ourselves and the interesting people in Naples.
After dinner we walked along with many other people around the streets.
We are very glad that we had the opportunity to experience Naples.
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Mar 1st, 2008, 08:54 PM
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donnae - what was the trash situation like? I'm supposed to be staying in Naples the second week of April, and I'm wondering if I should plan to stay somewhere else.
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Mar 1st, 2008, 09:38 PM
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Hello donnae, is my memory correct. At first you thought you would also try to visit Capri and Pompeii? Anyway, how wonderful that you really enjoyed Naples. I have always also although it has been too long since I have been back there. Your time in Naples sounds wonderful. I loved your comment "we noticed how everyone was very busy.." lol, isn't that the truth about Naples. A very active and vibrant city for sure! Thanks for sharing your experience, it was enjoyable reading your trip report.
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Mar 2nd, 2008, 09:55 AM
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Thanks for sharing, d

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Mar 2nd, 2008, 10:29 AM
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donnae: We will be going to Naples in May so thank you very much for your report. Do you remember the name of the restaurant you ate at and what you had?
Thank you for sharing. J
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Mar 2nd, 2008, 12:39 PM
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I've been saying for years that Naples continually gets a bad rap, especially by people who have never been there. I've been going to Napoli for many years, sometimes twice a year, and I love it. Outside of Paris, I think I could live there forever, especially near Piazza Amadeus.
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Mar 3rd, 2008, 03:45 PM
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Hi J, I went over my notes from our trip and realized that it was right next to Brandy's that we ate. I did not write the name of the resturant down. Get to Brandy's and walk 'up' the block, it is the resturant right across from the grocery market with outside seating. If you make it there I know you will enjoy it.
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Mar 3rd, 2008, 05:47 PM
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So glad to see your report - I dont think Ive been anywhere since my first visit to Rome many years ago that made such an impression on me as Naples. Its a truly wonderful place with great soul and spirit.

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