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A second trip to Napoli
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napoli skyline
We returned to Napoli where we planned to go to Museo Archeologico Nazionale, one of the greatest archaeological museums in the world. The museum holds most of the artifacts uncovered at places like Pompei and Ercolano and I was very excited to check it out. This time in Napoli, the sky was slightly less hazy, so we could take a little nicer shot of the skyline.
certosa di san martino
First we stopped by Certosa di San Martino, an old monastery with a museum inside.
certosa di san martino cloister
It had a nice cloister.
certosa di san martino cloister 2
Maybe someday they'll put my head on a railing.
certosa di san martino cloister 3
I hope they let me keep my bottom jaw though.
napoli 2
The location of the monastery offered some nice views of the city
napoli vesuvio
and Vesuvio.
ilaria vesuvio
capri no rain
The view also led us to discover that the rich people on Capri have discovered a way to prevent unwanted rain from falling on their island.
napoli capodimonte
Bad luck - most of the exhibits at Museo Archeologico Nazionale that I wanted to see were closed and we scrambled for a backup plan.
napoli museo e gallerie di capodimonte
We took a bus to Museo e Gallerie di Capodimonte. The list of artists is certainly top notch: Caravaggio, Bellini, Botticelli, Masaccio, Perugino, but I think my heart was too set on Museo Archeologico Nazionale and I found this museum uninspiring and more honestly - tiring.
napoli panorama
I guess that means that we'll be visiting Napoli a third time in the not-too-distant future.