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Street Views in Naples, Italy

Naples is without a doubt, a gritty city. From a bird’s eye view, the wide roads and colorful buildings look well kept, rolling down from the hill towards the water. A beautiful view of Mount Vesuvius echoes in the distance. One might mistake it for a southern Italian paradise. Unlike the picturesque Capri, Amalfi Coast, or even Sorrento, Naples is a rough around the edges, lived in city. The locals may speak little to no English. You’ll bend your ear to make sense of the few words you may have studied before landing here. This place isn’t catered to tourists. Nor should it be.

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Street Views in Pompeii, Italy

Pompeii was an ancient roman city, best known as the city buried under ash from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. While the ruins are well preserved and sees many visitors annually, the modern city of Pompeii on the periphery of the ruins is a bustling place, catering to tourists. Shops and restaurants line the street main street and if you are patient enough, you may spot the locals about their business.

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Anacapri in Capri, Italy

Anacapri, literally meaning above Capri, holds different status from the city of Capri though it shares the same island. A bus, winds through hairpin turns from Marina Grande to Anacapri for a small sum. To take the scenic route, hike up Scala Fenicia or the Phoenecian Steps for literally breathtaking views (the steep hike can leave unsuspecting tourists out of breath.)

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Piazzetta in Capri, Italy

The Capri funicular deposits passengers at Piazzetta, a small plaza with cafes, restaurants, shops, and a tourism office. From this height, visitors get beautiful views of the sea stretched for miles. Occasionally, one might brush shoulders with celebrities and Hollywood stars as Piazzetta is a popular place for those visiting the island.

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Funicular in Capri, Italy

The Capri funicular connects Marina Grande to the center of the island. The lines get rather long during midday hours, but it may be worth the wait as the climb up can be steep. We took the funicular early in the morning and walked back down towards Marina Grande for a mid-morning excursion on a boat. Running approximately every fifteen minutes, the € 2.00 ticket is well priced and the journey up offers a spectacular view of the island.

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Marina Grande in Capri, Italy

Marina Grande is the main port to the island of Capri, Italy. A steady flux of ships and boats come in and out of the port, carrying cargo and passengers alike. Boats travel to Naples, Sorrento, the Amalfi Coast, and simply around the island for a tour of the grottos. Restaurants, hotels, and shops line the main strip, serving locals and tourists.

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