|Il “Disinganno” di Francesco Queirolo|
|The Veiled Christ (Giuseppe Sanmartino, 1753)|
We walked out of the hotel and turned right and walked along Via Ponte di Tappia to Via Miguel Cervantes de Saavedra. We made a right turn here and walked to the corner with Via S. Giacomo. We stopped here for a short time while Antonio gave us some history of the city and a little about the lay out of the city. From this corner we could see Castel Nuovo and the Fontana del Nettuno. After his talk we retraced our steps along Via Miguel Cervantes de Saavedra and continued on this road to where it changed names to Via Guantai Nuovi and crossed over Via Armando Diaz to Piazza Giacomo Matteotti. We then walked along the Post Office and then down some steps (where there was a small flea market) to Via Monteoliveto and turned left.When we arrived at the hotel Thomas and I asked Linda where we might go to buy a small carry on bag to help with packing for the flight home. She directed us to Via Toledo which is a major shopping street. We walked Via Toledo from Via Ponte di Tappia to Via Nardones at Piazza Trieste e Trento.
We stopped in front of The Fountain of Monteoliveto, also called the Fountain of Charles II or of the Small King where Antonio gave us some more history. From the fountain we continued our walk along Calata Trinità Maggiore and stopped for espresso at Opera teatro del gusto. After the espresso we walked into Piazza del Gesù Nuovo where we saw Obelisco dell'Immacolata and then went into Chiesa di Gesù Nuovo. This is a baroque church built in 1317 by Franciscan friars. Then we continued to Via Benedetto Croce and went into the Basilica di Santa Chiara which is a gothic style church built from 1310 to 1328.
The Fountain of Monteoliveto
We had a short visit here and thenwent around the side of the church to the Chiostro maiolicato di Santa Chiara. This is an incredible place - beautiful courtyard with majolica tiles used on benches and columns with frescos along the arched covered walkways. We walked through the courtyard and Antonio gave us the history of the place. On the other side of the courtyard we went into the Complesso Museale di Santa Chiara. We had a little time here to see some of the exhibits and get some more history.
Cloisters - Majolica Columns
After a short bathroom break and a look at the gift shop we headed out again. We strolled along Via Benedetto Croce (aka Spaccanapoli or "Naples Splitter") to Piazza San Domenico Maggiore. Here we cut across and walked down Vico San Domenico Maggiore to Via Francesco De Sanctis to the Museo Cappella Sansevero to see The Veiled Christ. Unfortunately it was closed. So we retraced our steps to the Spaccanapoli and got something to eat at Passione di Sofì - we had a cone with fried veggies and other things. One cone was enough for two people. Then we went across the street to Leopoldo Infante for Sfogliatelle. When we were all done we started back to the hotel. We retrace our steps to The Fountain of Monteoliveto. Here we went through Piazza Monteoliveto and along Via Mario Morgantini then through Piazza Carita to Via Toledo. Here we cut across a piazza to Via Roberto Bracco and followed this street to our hotel on Via Ponte di Tappia.
|Galleria Umberto I|
|Pizza Making Team|
|Fresh Water Buffalo Mozzarella|
|Temple of Neptune|
|Close-up of ruins.|
|My walk on the beach.|
|Barrels in a dramatic setting.|
|The Amalfi Coast looking to Salerno.|
|Our hotel perched on the cliff.|
|Vietri sul Mare Ceramics|
|A view of the coast from our hotel room balcony.|
|Ingredients and final product.|
|Fresco - Chiesa di San Sebastiano|
|Arch of Trajan|
|Cloisters of Santa Sofia|
|Handmade cavatelli pasta|
|Benevento Calcio Fans|