Welcome to Napoli

What can I say? I sure am happy I decided to come here, although I can see many “Let’s get lost” occasions in my future.

Here is what my landlady left as a greeting. There are sfogliata in that parcel. Yum.

And, all I need to do is open the doors to the tiny balcony and there is the hubbub and colour of this ancient city. (I am grateful for double glazed windows, though.)

I may never return to Myrtleford!

Hurray! My own clothesline.

Right, off to do some exploring.

Advertisements

60 Comments

Filed under Uncategorized

60 responses to “Welcome to Napoli

  1. Lovely pictures, Yvonne. Thanks for sharing. ๐Ÿ™‚ — Suzanne

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Rob C

    This is weird, we’ve just got back from Naples!

    We were going to try to meet Karen & Mike, but let them down as we has underestimated how long it takes to get anywhere in Naples !

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Albert Hickson

    “How are things Down Under There?” asked the actress.
    “Warm and wet with lots of flies,” replied the Bishop.
    Found in the comments to “Lovely weather”.

    Like

  4. Envy, envy, envy… I have never been to Naples. Show us all the life and byways, please.

    Liked by 1 person

    • It’s all a big jumble for me right now. Museums have free entry today, so I’m all in a dither trying to decide which one (or more) I’d like to visit, and my chances of being able to find them! I should do a Hansel and Gretel and drop little white pebbles, perhaps.

      Liked by 1 person

  5. I am not very fond of Italy!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. enjoy for me Yvonne—-!!!!

    Liked by 1 person

    • I shall do that Julie. I can’t get over how friendly people seem to be, at least in this little section of the city.

      Liked by 1 person

      • are you traveling by yourself Yvonne or with friends…I’ve always found that most people are friendly whenever I travel abroad…especially if I’m out and about by myself or even out with my aunt…the most “un-friendly” was a security guard at the Berlin airport when I was obviously looking lost and asked, in my best German, if perhaps he spoke english and he curtly told me no and kept walking…
        Overall however, I always find folks all over the world are more kind than not ๐Ÿ™‚
        Safe and happy travels my friend ๐Ÿ™‚

        Liked by 1 person

        • Good morning, Julie. I hope you’re still peacefully in dreamland, though. I travel alone and love that. I do have friends who come and bist, often, and that’s good too. It’s fun to share places with good friends. ๐Ÿ’•

          Liked by 1 person

        • Well for right now, you’re sharing this adventure with me…life is such right now that adventures are rather far off…so this latest journey of yours will have to suffice for me…for the time being —so soak it all in for me as well Yvonne ๐Ÿ™‚

          Liked by 1 person

  7. Love that you’re so excited and happy. It looks amazing, can only imagine what it feels like there. However, I’m thoroughly enjoying Myrtleford and surrounds, lol (time and place for everything ๐Ÿ˜Š). I won’t tell Minxy what you said re not coming back….the hot air balloon offer stands ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‚
    So looking forward to seeing and reading more ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ˜˜

    Liked by 1 person

    • I can’t wipe the grin off my face, and I slept in today, the first time since I’ve been here. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Good luck with the hot balloon idea, Kim. Make sure Lily takes photo of you loading Minx in to the basket, and the paramedics who come to tend to you.

      Hello to everyone in the little court. โค

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Yes, Napoli does that to one. See Naples first etc. Even so, I would not dismiss the delights of Australia. The Government in its infinite wisdom have just passed the tax cuts to businesses and will pay for it by cutting pensions and disability allowances.
    Yes, Yvonne. Naples is fantastic. Say hello to her.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Well, you’ve just let the air out of my happiness balloon! It’s a good thing I’ve travelled while I could, it seems. Blasted pollies, taking care of their friends, eh? (Has Malcom been studying how The Donald does things in the USA???)

      I just hollered your greetings out the window. 23 people answered back.

      Like

  9. Bridget

    Bella Napoli, love that place. When Dan and I were there would go to the same little spot for coffee in the morning. One morning a man pulled up on his vespa, and walked in with his helmet on that covered his entire face. The proprietor poured him a glass of prosecco, the man flipped open the little trap door, grabbed the glass and swigged it down in one sip! Put a euro on the bar, said “ciao” and went on his merry way. We still laugh about that !
    You certainly have a front row seat Yvonne! Enjoy it all. xx

    Liked by 2 people

    • Oh, that’s just perfect! It sure wouldn’t happen in our countries, eh? What part of Naples did you stay in? โค

      Like

      • We stayed down by the ferries and the castle. This was on Via dei Tribunali , so you can well imagine! One day we were there Italy was celebrating its 150 birthday as a country. What a beautiful crazy day that was! Travel memories are the best, aren’t they? xx

        Liked by 1 person

        • There’s always music on the streets here, it’s wonderful. Oh, I’ll be here on Liberation Day, that should be wonderful party! xxx

          Like

  10. ah Napoli. Love that city.Enjoy your stay.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. How exciting. We had a similar view from an apartment in Salzburg and it was so thrilling. We were amazed at how the double glazing completely cut the noise. You will have a wonderful time, Yvonne. โ˜บ

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Ohhhhhh! Died and gone to heaven!

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Amazing that you can just nick out into the balcony and all that hustle and bustle happens. Although it’s the wrong city, I see there’s a Romeo in both street photos – heading for your balcony – perhaps coming to view your laundry! Let Myrtleford suck eggs!

    Like

  14. nco4242

    I love it the noise, the street markets, the hustle, the food you will never run out of things to see or do. I know people either love it or hate it, if you have time take the free underground tour amazing what they did during WWII

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Jane

    Is that really the view from your balcony….how wonderful!

    Liked by 1 person

  16. We have been to many places in Italy but not yet to Napoli. Maybe in the future

    Liked by 1 person

  17. I love Naples. We are going later this month.

    Liked by 1 person

    • I can’t believe how exceptional it is, Debra. Quite a contrast from Prato, for sure! Let me know when you get here so I can shout you a caffรจ or vino. (Not a spritz, they don’t seem to make them quite the way they do in the Veneto!)

      Like

  18. Oh, to be in Naples, now that spring is here! I envy you.

    Liked by 1 person

  19. My friend Norman is a great lover of Napoli. Enjoy

    Like

  20. Janet graham

    I quite envy you Yvonne, love Naples,

    Like

  21. Caroline

    What a nice landlady! Sigh, now I am pining for Naples. Btw the square with 2 bars with good nibbles (and where I started the fight :-)) is Piazza S. Domenico Maggiore. There was a good cake shop there too, I seem to remember. The place with the fantastic sfogliatelle frolle was Sfogliatelle Attanasio Pasticceria just off Piazza Garibaldi.

    Like

Now it's your turn

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s