I take a lot of pictures to try to capture the streetlife of Naples, but the rarely turn out because the streets are so dark and cavernous — but this turned out better than most
After a quick week in Sicily we took an overnight ferry to Naples. So far on this adventure, Naples is the first city we’ve returned to after traveling to a whole different part of the world. (In other words, I’m not counting Bangkok, even though we were there four times during our winter in Southeast Asia.)
The brighter and sunnier streetlife of Sorrento
This is a very special place for us, since Jim spent time here in the navy, we spent a quarter century yearning to come here together, and then we finally visited last fall and fell in love with all its brashness.
Aside from walking around and marveling at the spectacle of life in vibrant Naples, we also got in a little culture. We took a nice tour of the magnificently restored Teatro di San Carlo, which is the oldest working opera house in the world. And today we took a train down to the beautiful resort town of Sorrento for lunch and a bit of exploration.
We’re only staying a couple days here on our way to a five-day visit to another worthy return destination, the incredible island of Capri.
We passed by the island of Capri on our way into Naples from Sicily for a little preview of our next stop
Street art in Naples
This lady sort of typified Neapolitan balcony life; too bad I just missed her great hand gestures
One bird to the other: “Nice view, huh?”
Jim examines the magnificent Teatro di San Carlo
We love a lot about Naples, but the food is at the top of the list, such as this roast goose with carrot sauce
…not to be outdone by this fish with Sicilian accompaniments
Jim makes friends with some weird lemon guy