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Italy 2014 Day 8: Lomdardi a Santa Chiara (Naples)

After our long day previously on Capri, we happily slept in the next morning and decided (for us at least) to take things easy. That meant more churches and chapels, of which Naples is in no shortage! There were several major ones we had not visited yet, so we planned to tackle what we could that was still in the historic part of town, which we were beginning to find familiar and comfortable despite its noisy, crowded streets (and vespas ready to run you down if you weren’t paying attention.)

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Italy 2014 Day 7: Ristorante Barbarossa (Capri)

The island of Capri has been a resort destination since the times of the Roman Empire. Today, it is largely a home for the rich-and-famous and tourists who want to dream of brushing shoulders with them. Off season, in winter, Capri is not quite a ghost town but it is a calm and pleasant time to visit, if your interest is more in scenery and history than “being seen” and shopping in fancy boutiques.

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Italy 2014 Day 6: Ristorante O’ Chiaiese (Naples)

For our first full day in Naples, we decided to spend our time mostly walking about and discovering the churches and other attractions of the historic center of the city. We started with early morning cappuccino at one of the many cafes along our walk: Bar Fiorillo, which served more perfect Neapolitan espresso drinks and humongous sweet cornetti. The older gentleman running the register was very kind and patient with our poor Italian—another one of those tastes of Naples’ wonderful hospitality which we would encounter throughout our stay.

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Italy 2014 Day 5: Pizzeria Vesi (Naples)

January 6. We slept in late, as our train to Naples did not leave until close to 1pm. We also slept in because the sweetie had been up most of the night, trying to follow the Eagles/Saints playoff game on our failing wifi connection (and the less said about that game the better.)

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Italy 2014 Day 3: Pizzeria Bibo and Trattoria “Da Oio” A Casa Mia (Rome)

Day three and we actually did have to get up early today: we had 9am entry tickets for the Galleria Borghese. For those who don’t know, this art and sculpture collection features stunning works by Caravaggio, Titian, Raphael, and Bernini—just to name a few. You are also only allowed 2 hours entry before being kicked out and advance reservations are a must. So while we’d visited before on our 2009 trip to Rome, it was definitely worth going back for a second time to spend more time with these magnificent works of art.

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