In anticipation of your visit, and not wanting to appear a total klutz when we head to the hydrofoil to go visit Karen and Mike in their new home, I decided to do a little trial run of getting to the correct place at the harbour. All I can say is “Such fun I had!”
I had read online all about getting there by tram, it sounded ever so simple. (When will I ever learn?) I walked to Piazza Garibaldi where I “knew” I’d be able to buy tickets and catch Tram 1. I finally found the tram lines and saw a sign that said “Fermata provvisoria”. I gave myself a pat on the back for being able to translate that to “Temporary stop”. Barb will be so impressed, I thought. I waited. And waited. And waited. Finally, I went into the train station, found the Tourist Information folks and asked them where I could find that darn tram. An indulgent laugh emitted from the young lady. She said “Signora, there USED to be a tram.” Now, I had the choice of a bus or the metro. So, Barb, you’re going to just love riding the metro, I promise! Or, even if you don’t, my strong advice to you is to grit your teeth and say nothing.
Barb, the metro station is about 4 floors below ground level. Are you okay with that?
My first view of Mount Vesuvius, in the early morning haze.
Just a few images from the waterfront. We can take a rowboat ride, if you want to.
This shy fellow volunteered to have his photo taken, and was happy to be seen on my blog. Thanks, Francesco.
We can go here, if that is your wish, Barb.
I probably looked a bit like this when my mission was accomplished. Very pleased, indeed.
So, don’t say you haven’t been warned, and don’t complain when I get us lost a few times!