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After touring Pompeii, we visited a Cameo Factory in Naples and then were dropped back off at the port. We decided to walk into Naples, although we had a long "lecture" about the dangers of trying to walk in the city itself. We wanted to try a pizza of course and at least wanted to see the city a little.
OMG! They weren't kidding about taking your life into your hands by walking there. We crossed three streets in total I believe and I felt like the frog on the old video game Frogger. The only problem is crossing a street in Naples isn't just two directions of travel, it's almost like they are headed at you from every angle imaginable! Uuuuugh. We ended up trying to figure out how to walk without crossing any major streets and pretty much stayed in a couple block radius.
We found the place people recommended for pizzas and after a 30 minute wait, got a little table in the corner, right on one of the main roads. Although you couldn't hear yourself think the traffic noise was so loud - we were in Naples, the claimed birthplace of the pizza! Our waiter didn't speak any English whatsoever, the food was incredible, and the beer relaxed me enough to brave the streets again.
We headed back to the boat just before the cut off time, secured a spot on the pool deck, catching the last bit of sun as we pulled away. What an incredible view to look back at Naples and Mt Vesuvius (which you could finally see after the storm clouds dissipated in the late afternoon).