Friday 7 July 2023
Monday 3 July 2023
This morning I had my last sfogliatella and cappuccino breakfast before catching the train back to Rome. In little over an hour we were at our hotel and planning our few hours left before we fly out.
The most important thing was that we always throw a coin in the Trevi fountain to guarantee our return. I chose not to this time but Kel did.
We stopped by the church of San Luigi to have another look at Caravaggio's paintings on the life of Sant Matthew.
Sunday 2 July 2023
Today was our last day in Naples, in fact our fifteenth day over two summers. We had a couple of new places to explore and planned to have an early dinner up at Vomero, a leafy suburb in the hills.
Looking at the map I discovered that the scary street Via Lavinaio that starts at our corner actually runs almost all the way to the port. When we walked part way down there on our first evening it was like a bazaar with stalls spilling out onto the road, two way traffic and no paths. Today is Sunday and all the little shops were closed and there was little traffic.
It was well past lunch time by now but Sunday lunch is a big deal in Italy, mostly they go to Nonna's for a family dinner but more often now they go to restaurants. We didn't find anything to suit us. We turned back inland and came to Piazza Plebiscito which is a huge square with important buildings but seems characterless to us.