Next up was a whirlwind 24 hours in Naples. I both love and hate seeing a city in 24 hours, as on one hand you're forced to really focus and pound the streets (oh yeah most steps in a year!!! 😍) and seek out the things you truly want to see.
On the other side of the coin it means you will never see all you want to but it does of course mean you have a reason to return!
I was apprehensive about Naples, hence only spending a day here and I've been to the amazing Pompeii years ago and sadly I'm not in a position to climb Mt Vesuvius so I stuck to city exploring.
I had bad memories of Napoli from a visit when I was a teenager, but I love that I came back as an adult. It's a crazy city but so so vibrant and like nowhere else I've ever been - very distinctive. The driving is TERRIFYING, both from a pedestrian and passenger's point of view! The locals are mad but it's my kidna CRAZY. 😉
I choose a wonderful comfy and helpful hostel (Hostel of the Sun) and got a good night's sleep, free dinner, cheap but well made cocktails and met about 20 people to explore the city by night with. It's all awesome and makes you Hella jealous listening to people's adventures!
I got lucky too as my brief stay happened to fall on the first day of the month so pretty much all the Museums are free as part of an Italian arts initiative! Bella!
So in 24 hours I... *Ate street food (a lot and really wish a mozerella balls like that existed at home!) *Saw the caves, catacombs and a buried theatre and a WW II bomb shelter buried 140m deep under the city! *Visited a castle
*Played Cards against humanity with 6 different nationalities! (and came 2nd)
*Explored the biggest Museum full of history of ancient Greece, Italy and Egypt
*Went out and experienced night life
*Bought a cool bag
*Ate the best gelato.
*Met my soul sister who has a Foo Fighters tattoo!!
*Admired one of the most beautiful ceilings in the Sundial Room.
*Slept (a bit!) *Grabbed souvenirs
*Walked nearly 25k steps!!!!!
*Tried the famed fried pizza.
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