Category Archives: Italy

Five days in Monopoli

Monopoli in November?  Most people wouldn’t even consider it.  Good thing we aren’t most people, because Monopoli in November is lovely (even if many of the restaurants are closed and even if you have to avoid the rain showers). Monopoli … Continue reading

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The dead and dying in Naples

If you have any fascination with death whatsoever, Naples is totally the place for you. Naples has catacombs.  In fact, there are at least three different catacombs you can visit in Naples.  We chose to visit the catacombs of San … Continue reading

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The pizza you must eat in Naples

Note, I did not say the “best” pizza in Naples.  I would be a complete idiot to stake out that kind of ground.  Come on, pizza was supposedly invented in Naples.  There are pizzerias in Naples that are over 100 … Continue reading

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Exploring Pompeii

Our second full day in Naples was devoted to exploring Pompeii, yet another UNESCO world heritage site.  After our miserable train ride to Herculaneum, we tried a different tactic to get to Pompeii.  We still took the Circumvesuviana train, because … Continue reading

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Exploring Herculaneum

Everyone has heard of Pompeii, right?  I mean, I’m pretty sure it was even discussed in Highlights magazine (remember that blast from the past?) when I was a kid.  But did you know that Mount Vesuvius destroyed another city called … Continue reading

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