Continuing Saturday, 29 November 2014
After seeing the beautiful city of Pompeii we decided to explore Naples (Napoli in Italian). My personal opinion of Naples? It reminded me a lot of U.S cities. There were a lot of skyscrapers and high rise apartment buildings. Very little of the old city remained. Just little pockets of it here and there. We walked around the coastline looking for all the famous landmarks to build up our appetites!
The first famous landmark we came across was Castel Nuovo. When Naples became the capital of the Kingdom of Napoli in 1279. They were doing some repair work so it was a little hard to get close to, but we got a good view of the back.
While we walked around we saw tones of fishermen. They were literally everywhere!
Then we saw Castel dell’Ovo, or in itailan Egg Castle. The legend goes that the Roman Poet Virgil put a magical egg into the foundations to support the fortifications. Had this egg been broken, the castle would have been destroyed and a series of disastrous events would have involved the city of Naples. Virgil had a reputation in medieval times as a great sorcerer and predictor of the future. Cool huh!
After that we went to get pizza. Naples is where the original Margarita pizza came from so we decided to try it! One thing we found super funny was the lights on the streets. Europeans make fun of Americans for being so materialist, BUT LOOK AT THEIR CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS!
Our train ride back was long but fairly uneventful. Tomorrow will be my parents last day!!! 😦