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You go to Pompei?

Or Not ...

sunny 95 °F

Once we left the ship in Naples, we were bombarded with taxi drivers who ALL wanted to take us to Pompei. We spoke with one driver who said "I have a very nice van, air conditioned, I speak English and I TAKE YOU TO POMPEI. No matter how many times we said ... we don't want to go to Pompei ...he repeated this many times - I take you around Naples and then we go to Pompei. Not. We walked another few steps and another approached us .... Same story only he was going to Sorrento and Pompei (way too long of a drive for 4 of us in a car for hours in the hot weather.
We escaped the persistent drivers and took the Hop on Hop off bus (which Jeff called Hot on Hot off bus).

Nothing in this city was that impressive other than the fact that the kids saw a castle - now that you don't see every day, some interesting lampposts, balconies with wrought iron railings and sketchy electrical connection and some typical European statues - not often found in the USA. Maybe we would have been better off going to Pompei ...



Probably one of the most welcome sites was that of the Wonder of the Seas as we returned to the ship in this oppressive heat. Off to the pools! (of which there are many :)


Posted by Where2FromHere 12:29 Archived in Italy Tagged naples

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