Holiday in Italia pt III

On day 7 of our 10-day holiday in Italia, we took a day trip to Napoli.

The train ride is only about 70 minutes from Roma and even at peak time, it’s a pretty relaxing trip. We only spent a day in Napoli, so all I can tell you are first impressions and a few thoughts of what we experienced in a short visit.

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Nothing prepares you for what Napoli is like. As soon as you step out of the station and walk down Via Umberto I, you get a taste of the vibrancy of the city. Traffic was insane and the noise of Vespas and cars honking for no reason is deafening. My senses were transported to my teens when I lived in Mexico City and I had to be aware of everything around me at all times.

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Off the main roads, we walked around the neighborhoods of San Lorenzo which is packed with restaurants, cafes, craft, and folklore souvenir shops and then through the streets of the Spanish Quarter.

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I didn’t take as many pictures as I usually do, I honestly had to put my camera down and absorb as much as possible of the culture, language, and traditions that were in front of me. Napoli is so vibrant and intense that I felt I was missing out trying to photograph what was in front of me.

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Grafitti in Napoli is pretty raw and direct.

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And the city is obsessed with football…

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… especially with Maradona

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Life moves on a Vespa in Napoli.

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There is so much more to Napoli that can’t be seen or experienced in just one day.

I can’t wait to get back and spend more time there.

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Gear used: Sony A7II / Samyang 35mm AF f/2.8 FE

 

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