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I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three, grand mother of three, and have been married to the same man for 42 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Searching for Pizza or Sunday in Naples

After we left Tuscany, our ship docked in Rome  --  We stayed on board that day.  The next day we docked in Naples and decided to walk the city on our own -- searching for the pizza mentioned in Eat, Pray, Love that the author raves about.




It began cloudy, but the sun peaked through a couple of times.    We couldn't understand why all the streets were roped off.  A man stopped us to tell us where we could walk -- people there were so very kind -- they would just come up to us and share their favorite parts of the city.  Anyhoodle (as my friend Jay would say), it turns out Naples was hosting a marathon.  It was fun being in the middle of all this commotion.  We really felt more like Napalitanos than tourists.


This is the famed Spanish sector.


Pasta!!!!

An Italian dog-walker...


We finally found the pizza place:  L'Antica Pizzeria Da Michele.  It was good, but not the best we've ever had.


One of the many beautiful churches we visited.


After walking for three hours, the ship was a welcome sight!  Time for the hot tub!!!



10 comments:

Brad said...

Looks like a lot of fun. The guys in the pizzeria look none too busy, I'd expect the place to be more crowded with the literary reference and all!

Lena said...

So cool that you found the pizza place! I so loved that book!

Looks like you had a great vacation! Thank goodness for hot tubs!

Kimberly said...

When I saw your title my immediate thought was, good luck! It is hard to find anything open here on a Sunday, so I thought you might have the same "luck" or lack there of. So, did I miss the story of the new profile picture? Did you rappel??!!

Barb said...

You are my kind of gal - searching for the food mentioned in a book! I was eagerly reading to see if you REALLY liked it - funny! I liked the photos of the city.

Gilly said...

I loved seeing your pictures - I've never been to Naples, and not likely to get there now! It looks so interesting.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Your trip sounded awesome, Kathy... I would love to visit those places sometime. Visiting all of the churches/cathedrals and all of the castles would be tremendous...

Love your header.
Hugs,
Betsy

Mage said...

Oh, such wonderful stuff. Delightful.

Kay said...

This is such an amazing trip! Thank you for sharing it with us. It's making me want to go on another cruise.

Retired English Teacher said...

Naples looks like an amazing place. You really did see and experience some wonderful things.

(GBS) NewsFromTheHill said...

Lovely!! Can't wait to hear more about it!