Sunday, July 6, 2014

Honeymoon day 6: Naples

Best advice I can give on Naples (this was also the advice I was given and it held true). If you go on a cruise that stops there, do not stay within Naples. Explore the surrounding areas, they are beautiful! Naples is dirty dirty and more dirty. I'm also surprised the port can handle large cruise ships with how tiny it was. Now that that is out of the way...

We chose a half day excursion to Sorrento. So cute! Here are some pictures from our drive there (they are from the bus so they are not the best).

Sorrento was such a cute little town. Definitely a great weekend visit if you are live in the area.

Frank and our tour guide got a long great, they both loved cars and motorcycles. Our guide was also a bit excited that we live near Fuji speedway so Frank talked about that a bunch with him. An added bonus, he was also the funniest guide we had our whole cruise.
After our time in Sorrento was up we headed back to the port. We decided to find this mall in Naples in hopes of doing some more shopping. There is a reason I have no more pictures to share. There was nothing I wanted to take a picture of! We ended up never finding the mall and after dodging tons of garbage walking in circles we decided to head back to the boat instead. I don't think Naples will ever be an option for orders, but if it ever was we would never go into the city. So many beautiful areas surrounding. One day I would love to visit the Amalfi Coast and Capri.
So that is my advice: Stay out of Naples.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Honeymoon Day 5: Rome

 Our view driving out to Rome.. and then I fell asleep for the rest of the ride...

 I have never seen so many smart cars in my life! There were streets that were all smart cars. We later found out that they are really cheap to insure in Rome which is why they are so popular.

 Spanish Steps

 Trevi Fountain

 Don't remember exactly what I wished for, but it was basic and simple.
 I could not get over how every building looked like a painting! I felt like we were walking through a painting through most of Rome.

These Cathedrals... WOW!

The day we were in Rome was the day they were doing a canonization. Neither Frank or myself are Catholic so it had no significant meaning to us. But it was kind of cool being able to say we were there when it happened.

Since this was going on they recommend that people from the boat not go to Rome since they were expecting millions of people. Frank and I decided to brave it anyways.. and I am glad we did. It was not bad at all. By the time we got to the crowds the event was ending so people were leaving. Tokyo on a weekend is busier. So to us it was nothing.. almost normal. We had overheard some couples talking on the bus back and they were complaining about how packed it was. I almost wanted to tell them to never visit Tokyo then haha.

 This was the closest we got to Vatican City. We crossed the bridge and walked along the water of the city for a while.

Rome is a city that deserves at least a few days to really explore. We did however love what we did get to see in the 7 hours we were there. The bus ride back was glorious.. we slept :]