Tuesday, May 29, 2007

I am on the train with Tracy & Bill going to Sorrento from Naples. We were going to take the hydrofoil there, but they are closed due to rough seas. So we formulated a plan to get to the train station. The map given by the tourist station @ the port is insufficently marked. If you are planning on seeing Naples on foot, please pick up a better map than what they provide. Between our poor map and the help of locals (all warning us to watch our pockets & not to take the bus) we made it to the train station. I will post a walking route once I have access to a better computer, than my blackberry. The train was. €3.2 one way to sorrento. This route also stops in Pompeii. We got on the train @ Circumvesuviana- the Sorrento line. The walk from the ship @ a very leisurely pace was about an hour.
The taxi ride is €10- all of us agreed that it was better to walk- than take the taxi. It was also interesting to see some of the city, which is fast paced.

Be forewarned, there are many people who will ask you if you want a taxi as you leave the terminal. It would also be very easy to get runned over, as you attempt to cross the street. We were walking on the street by the station and there were lots of people selling used items and it was too crowded, so I thought it would be better to run in front of a bus- than to stay on that street.

I can see Capri in the distance- I will try to get a photo.

The other photo is one of the main streets down town.

It is windy today and cool enough for a jacket. I like my rain jacket which stuffs into a bag- it's wind & rain proof. It is by Sierra design and I got it @ REI.

One last note before I go- the announcements on the train are in English & Italian

1 comment:

PURTYPAT1 said...

Every morn, I can't wait to sign on & read your blog. Your photo's & discription is Magnificent.
Thanks for sharing it with all of us.
How's your foot holding out?